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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

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Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Stories about "swimming pools":

Time for a splash in Ballina and Alstonville for free

Ballina Memorial Pool and Alstonville Aquatic Centre are opening their doors for free this weekend.

Murwillumbah boasts ‘no distractions’ for elite Asian swimmers

Two Indonesian elite swimmers have returned to make the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre their training headquarters this month after gaining competition success after basing themselves there five years ago.

Pool inspections are bureaucracy gone mad

Jan Milton Blanch JP, Mullumbimby. I have had to agree to an inspection of my pool by the powers that be. I live on a rural acreage totally out of view of any road in the area. The acreage also contains a slippery sided (when wet) waterhole which retains water for a week or so after heavy rain and then dries up.

Pool owners beware

Ron Olesen, Ocean Shores. Pool owners, council’s reaching for your wallet. My wife and I built a swimming pool on our property some years ago. The construction was approved by Byron Shire Council and a final occupation certificate issued. We both believe in pool safety as far too many drownings, mostly of children, have occurred in inadequately fenced and gated pools.

Ballina to push for rate rise to fund pool upgrades

Ballina Shire Council will push ahead with its plan to raise rates to fund upgrades of its swimming pools at Ballina and Alstonville. That’s despite stiff opposition from ratepayers and questions about the validity the consultation program.

Ballina wants rate rise to pay for pools

Ballina shire council will embark on a major consultation with residents around its plan to raise rates by 5.5 per cent for 2015/16 and 2016/17. The aim is raise $4 million in loans for the redevelopment of the Alstonville and Ballina swimming pools.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very welcome as I’ve been equally...