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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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A melodious morning

Dean Doyle and Sophistication are back this week for Morning Melodies at the Ballina RSL. Dean, Narelle and Paul...

The Healthy Minds Club are busy as!

The Lennox-based (and fast-expanding) young men's mental health group are continuing to change lives and inspire the wider community with activities across the region.

Singing songs of sorrow and resilience

Tucked away in a Mullumbimby music studio, a group of local musicians have been pouring their hearts out through song.

Be alert – koalas are on the move

Yes it's that time of year and Friends of the Koala are urging members of the public to contain dogs at night and keep a lookout for koalas on their properties and when driving, particularly during dusk to dawn.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Our growth under threat, say local distillers

Local independent distillers behind iconic labels Ink Gin and Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin say a longstanding ‘bad’ government policy that taxes spirits unfairly, compared to other alcohol such as wine, is putting thousands of jobs at risk in a ‘dangerous high inflation environment’.

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Tweed Shire man charged over cannabis, weapons, stolen goods

A 42-year-old Tweed Shire man is to face court next month over several charges related to cannabis, weapons and stolen goods.

Four charged with drugs and weapons offences – Gold Coast

The Queensland Police, South East Region’s Major and Organised Crime Squad has charged four people with drugs and weapons-related offences after search warrants were carried out around the Gold Coast.

Sydney man ‘made guns’ with 3D printer

A Sydney man will face court tomorrow charged over the alleged manufacture of firearms using a 3D printer.

Nats caving in to gun lobby

Joe Monks, Woodburn I express my concern at the support that the Nationals are giving to the lifting of import restrictions on the lever action...

Man charged with possession of drugs, guns, testosterone

A man will face court over alleged drug supply and weapons charges following a vehicle stop and search warrant at Grafton on Monday

Man arrested with loaded gun down pants

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man after discovering he had a loaded sawn-off shotgun down his pants during a traffic stop in South Grafton yesterday.

Man arrested after Ballina pruning saw threats

A man has been arrested over threats made to people at two locations in Ballina yesterday, allegedly with a pruning saw.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.