Rail-transport campaigners have welcomed the derailment of a bill which they say would have enabled the dismantling of the disused Casino-Murwillumbah rail line to make way for cycling and walking trails.
An application to dredge sand from North Creek at Ballina to help with the expansion of the Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport is likely to be approved by the Crown Lands department, but is by no means guaranteed.
The general public will have a chance to have their say on the future of Byron tomorrow in Bay Lane behind the Beach Hotel from 4pm at the first public consultation session in the Byron Bay masterplan process.
Ballina may be sitting on more than a billion dollars of assets, but the council has almost reached its borrowing capacity and needs a rate increase to fund improvements to its swimming pools.
Last Friday night the Byron Breast Cancer Support Group and North Coast Events, turned Byron Lighthouse fluorescent pink against the night-sky to remember friends and loved ones affected by breast cancer.
Traffic is flowing normally again on the Pacific Highway south of Grafton after a head-on truck-and-car accident overnight at Dirty Creek and a truck fire in the northbound lane near Bonville.
As the Pacific Climate Warriors prepare to head back to the twelve regions they have travelled from, members of the group have visited five cities in an effort to continue to spread the message: We are not drowning we are fighting.
Geneva [AFP] A United Nations rights watchdog has pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fall short of what’s needed. Amid weeks of pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, the UN Human Rights Committee said... Read More →
Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville. I wish to thank Tweed mayor Bagnall and councillors Milne and Armstrong for their consistent support in achieving the best environmental outcomes for the Tweed Shire, and in particular, their strong stance to protect koalas. Unfortunately, it now seems well established that they are in the minority.
One thing Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser came to agree on later in life is that both major parties have swung markedly to the Right. The rise of the Greens is partly an expression of this; they have occupied the ground that post-Whitlam Labor vacated.
Why is it that domestic violence has become normalised? Mandy ponders why the choices of women are questioned more than the actions of their attackers.
The Byron Bay Rugby Union - Rugby 7s, has been an annual event since 1990. During its 25 years it has attracted teams from the local area, country NSW, Sydney, and from nations such as Fiji, New Zealand, New Guinea and New Caledonia.
The patron of the 2014 Mullum Music Festival, Harry James Angus from the Cat Empire, is guest programming a jazz club in the town's RSL. Find out who he has lined up to play.
Australian icon and bushranger Ned Kelly and his burqua-clad partner in sartorial attitude trumped a line-up of women dressed in hijabs to take out the inaugural 'Terrorismadeup' award at the Byron Freedom Rally on Sunday.
The Echidna Dreaming Corroboree at Durrumbul Hall in Main Arm on Saturday drew hundreds to celebrate and learn from inspirational leaders and performers such as Kerrianne Cox, Archie Roach and many more.
Leading a pathway to peace last weekend were the Tibetan Gyuto monks, who were at the Crystal Castle to celebrate the second birthday of the World Peace Stupa, which is only one of seven worldwide.