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Celebrating the life of Uncle Gordon Johnson 31/8/1950  – 26/1/2023

Pastor Uncle Gordon Johnson died peacefully on January 26. A celebration of his life will take place this Saturday, 11 February at the Mullumbimby Showground.

Other News

Tamara Smith promises CCTV for Ballina CBD

Greens Ballina MP Tamara Smith says that if re-elected next month she is committed to funding CCTV cameras to help police combat a worsening crime situation in Ballina's CBD.

Flood rebuilds hampered by ‘like-for-like’ insurance clause

Attempts by flood-affected homeowners to retrofit their homes with flood-resilient materials are being cruelled by insurance companies and builders, a local resident says.

Protest gets results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood?

Corporate governance breaches

I totally agree with Warren’s comments on our system of free-market capitalism in Australia, (28 January). This is despite...

The Banshees of Inisherin

At the tail end of the Irish Civil War in 1923, on the fictional Irish isle of Inisherin, folk musician Colm Doherty abruptly begins ignoring his lifelong friend and drinking buddy Pádraic Súilleabháin

$5 million to improve Northern Rivers rural drainage systems

Damaged rural drainage systems will be cleaned out, repaired and fitted with mechanisms that will reduce the impacts of future flooding, thanks to the Australian and NSW governments’ $5 million Northern Rivers Drainage Reset Program.

Stories about "Tallow Beach":

Tallow Creek has opened to the ocean

Overnight the mouth of Tallow Creek at Suffolk Park opened and water is now flowing into the ocean. Yesterday afternoon Byron Shire Council used a small excavator to scrape the sandbar to a height just above the water level.

Man rescued from Byron rocks in heavy seas

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called on late Friday afternoon (February 2) to assist in a search for a male swimmer who had been swept from Tallow Beach around the headland of Byron Bay.

Byron Bay fish kill blamed on interference

Thousands of fish have been killed at Tallow Creek in Byron Bay in what is blamed on locals again interfering with the natural flow of the waterway.

Doof organisers lit ‘blaze’ at Tallow Beach during fire ban

On Saturday night would-be organisers of yet another illegal doof at Tallow Beach lit a ‘blazing’ fire, according to locals, on the eve of the hottest day of the year and despite a total fire ban.

Five sharks spotted at Suffolk Park

The DPI fisheries helicopter this morning reported sighting five Whaler Sharks, each of around two metres in length in the water off Tallow Beach, Suffolk Park.

Cosy Corner could be ‘sacrificed’ for Belongil

A plan to extract sand from Tallow Beach and pump it via national park land onto Clarkes Beach has been damned by a local engineer as ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’.

Helicopters, dogs and the police four day cannabis raid

While we get the hemp industry going on the Northern Rivers and the plant is legal in many countries across the world the police have once again headed out with their choppers and dogs to curb the cannabis cultivation that the region is known for. 

$945 or $45,500 – what is the value of a tree In Kingscliff? 

Dr Firth questions arborists' valuation of a paperbark tree to be removed for Kingscliff development and says the council needs to 'establish a reasonable standard of tree valuation'. 

Remembering the latest victim of domestic violence, killed by a man on bail

I granted bail to men who then killed. I refused bail to several who did not last 24 hours behind bars – shot, stabbed, hanged or drowned in their own vomit.

Bruns fig tree slated for the chop gets reprieve

A much-loved fig tree next to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour has been saved from destruction – for now – by the quick thinking of a local activist.