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Consumer watchdog asked to investigate MasterChef ‘renewable gas’ claims

Claims that ‘renewable gas’ is making MasterChef 'greener' are under scrutiny following a complaint to the ACCC.

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Cabarita Beach powers up with new EV fast charger

The future of sustainable transport is rolling into northern NSW with the opening of a new electric vehicle fast charging station at Cabarita on the weekend.

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Danny Wakil would have us believe that Israel is a sweet little peace-loving ‘sister democracy’ that can do no...

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Lennox Head tree planting day success

This year celebrated the 19th year of the annual Lennox Head tree planting day along the iconic Lennox Headland that took place on May 10. 

New Tweed Valley Hospital opens today

The controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital opened to patients at 8am this morning.

Reading flash mob? Kyogle leads the way

Saturday saw what may have been a world first with a reading flash mob hitting the streets of Kyogle as they prepare for the Kyogle Readers and Writers Festival.

Tweed Shire Councillor Phil Youngblutt has told local media this week he will not re-contest his position at this year’s council elections.

Youngblutt, now in his 70s, said that council had been ‘revitalised’ during his time in office.

He is generally part of a pro-development voting group but surprisingly voted against longtime ally Warren Polglase at the last mayoral elections, helping instead to install current mayor Barry Longland.

Youngblutt says Longland had made a promise to vote in support of the controversial Byrill Creek dam project when it was soon after the mayoral elections, which he subsequently went back on.

Longland denies the claims, saying he had only ever agreed to re-examine the issue after an ongoing state government review of the previous government’s investigation had been finalised.

As the government didn’t find anything amiss with the existing position, Longland says he had no qualms about using his deciding vote to block the project.


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Stone & Wood wins at Australian International Beer Awards

Stone & Wood Brewing are proud to announce a big win at the Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards held last night, with the brewery’s Big Pale Ale taking home the title of Champion Australian Beer. Big Pale Ale also took out the Best Australian Pale Ale category.

Cabarita Beach powers up with new EV fast charger

The future of sustainable transport is rolling into northern NSW with the opening of a new electric vehicle fast charging station at Cabarita on the weekend.

Wombat burrows provide critical shelter for other species

A new study, published in the Journal of Mammalogy, found wombat burrows help other animals by providing critical shelter for numerous species following severe wildfire, and may even be an important source of water.

Hundreds of DV arrests across state

Police have charged more than 550 people during a four-day operation targeting the state’s most dangerous domestic and family violence offenders.