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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Right to die

James Regan, Myocum Jeff Dawson’s article ‘Celebrating a life and dignified death’ (10 February) highlights the systemic bias that exists...

Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

With the Byron Bay Surf Festival just days away, founder James McMillan took a few minutes to talk to Seven about the awesome things planned for the coming weekend.

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

Stories about "Woodburn":

Lismore, Casino and surrounding areas are flooding

Lismore and low lying around Casino areas are currently experiencing minor to moderate flooding in some areas as the the Richmond River and Wilsons Rivers heads towards their predicted peaks.

Fire update: Evans Head, Woodburn, Swan Bay, New Italy and Iluka monitor conditions

Evans Head, Woodburn, Swan Bay, New Italy and Iluka residents are on Watch and Monitor conditions.

Highway to hell: 75-minute delays at Woodburn

In what is turning into holiday hell, northbound travellers on the Pacific Highway can expect to wait the length of a feature film in a traffic jam at Woodburn today.

New Italy near Woodburn the site of Australia’s first refugees

Australias first refugees formed a successful settlement just south of Woodburn in Northern NSW now known as Little Italy.

Woodburn teacher charged with child sexual assault

A Woodburn teacher has been charged over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl between 1995 and 1997 in the northern rivers.

Driver killed in head-on smash at Woodburn

A head-on crash between a semi-trailer and a sedan at Woodburn yesterday afternoon claimed the life of the sedan driver.

Businesses meet to discuss bypass impacts

Businesses affected by the proposed upgrade of the Pacific Highway are meeting at the Woodburn Memorial Hall tomorrow (Tuesday) to discuss the future.

Woodburn crash prompts transport union warning

A transport union has claimed that road transport is Australia’s most dangerous industry following a crash at Woodburn at the weekend which resulted in two deaths.

Two killed, several injured in crash near Woodburn

Police are appealing for witnesses to a horror three-vehicle crash on the Pacific Highway near Woodburn early on Saturday morning in which two people died

Council puts the swans back in Swan Bay

The swans have returned to Swan Bay, near Woodburn, thanks to a three-year-old rehabilitation project.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.