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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.

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Byron Bay wins national boardriders grand final

Byron Bay Boardriders have pulled off a massive upset beating powerhouse clubs to take out the Australian Boardriders grand...

60 charged in Mid North Coast property crime sting – Strike Force Kinnereth

After a strike force was established to investigate alleged break and enters on the Mid North Coast 60 people have been charged with a total of 145 offences

Perrottet’s election gamble on cashless pokies

It would appear ClubsNSW is not having a good year, and today’s announcement that the NSW government has proposed a gambling reform policy that would ensure all poker machines in the state become cashless by 2028 hasn't made it any better.

Bluesfest performer’s triple GRAMMY win

Regular Byron Bluesfest performer Bonnie Raitt look out three gongs at yesterday's GRAMMY awards, bringing her a total of 13 across the span of her career.

Tweed Council extends its dogs-on-leash program

Tweed Shire Council is extending its Take the Lead program which aims to reduce the number of dogs off-leash in high conservation value areas and other public places in the Tweed.

Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

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Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.

Byron Day Hab – six weeks that will change your life

For a mum with small children, going away for six months sometimes just isn’t an option. That’s why the Buttery has created CORE – or Community Based Rehab.

Support for drug addicted youth

The Buttery has received $257,000 to assist young people aged 10 to 19 with drug and alcohol problems to help them get earlier access to treatment.

Cocaine vying with cannabis as the drug of choice in Byron

Convictions for cocaine possession in the Byron Shire reached a 22-year high last financial year, in what some see as a reflection of the region’s changing drug habits.

Free support for substance abuse and use

If you, a family member or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or use The Buttery will be running a free eight week group in Mullumbimby from Thursday 19 October

Fundraiser for The Buttery’s family counselling

An event at Linnaeus Estate, Broken Head, on the afternoon of Sunday August 13 will raise funds for The Buttery’s free family counselling program.

Private estate opened up for Buttery fundraiser

The unique and usually very private Linnaeus Estate at Broken Head will be open to the public on the afternoon of Sunday August 13 for a special ticketed event to raise funds for The Buttery’s free Family Counselling program.

The Buttery branches out

From free community access programs to developing a social enterprise business to assist people who are on the brink of burnout, The Buttery is finding new ways to share the knowledge of how to live a successful and fulfilling life.

Buttery starts free rehab program

The Buttery rehabilitation service is starting a new free program to allow more people to get help with their drug and alcohol problems without joining a residential program.

Labor announces $2 million for Buttery upgrade

A Shorten Labor government would invest $2 million to upgrade ‘The Buttery’ rehabilitation service in Binna Burra, enabling it to expand its outreach service to users of ice on the north coast and their families.

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.