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Feros responds to Expression of Interest announcement

The announcement earlier today that the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, started the Expressions of Interest (EOI) process for Feros Village Byron Bay has drawn a response from the Feros Care board that still sees the facility in terms of a 'closure'. 

Other News

Start saving water now say Tweed Council – water restrictions may be weeks away

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has declared an El Nino weather pattern, with less-than-average rainfall forecast for the Northern Rivers this year. Tweed Council is reminding residents and visitors that it is important to save water.

Crash following alleged pursuit – Murwillumbah

A vehicle has crashed following an alleged pursuit at Murwillumbah yesterday. About 9.30am (Wednesday, 27 September, 2023), officers attached to...

BES rejects Ramsey’s proposal to leave conservation zones to private landholders

Ballina Environment Society (BES) has come out strongly against conservative independent Ballina Councillor Eva Ramsey’s proposal to have private property owners ‘opt in’ to conservation zones.

Running the NY Marathon for type-1 diabetes research

Southern Cross University student Georgie Collis has type-1 diabetes but this won't stop her running in the New York Marathon in November to raise funds for research.

Cruel Sea return gig supports Wildlife Hospital, October 21

For their first gig in ten years, The Cruel Sea will headline a fundraising event for Wild Aid 2023, in association with Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital and Bluesfest.

Ballina Shire Council to consider relinquishing conservation zone powers

The future of conservation zones in the Ballina Shire could be left to private landowners in a council vote expected this week.

Monday February 27

Cloudy. Winds northeasterly and light. Daytime maximum temperatures in the high 20s.

Fire danger – Far North Coast: low–moderate.

UV Alert from 9:10 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 (Extreme).

Tuesday February 28

Partly cloudy. Isolated light showers. Light winds tending north to northeasterly up to 20km/h around midday then becoming northerly and light later in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Wednesday February 29

Partly cloudy. Winds northwesterly and light tending north to northeasterly up to 20km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Thursday March 1

Partly cloudy. The chance of showers from the morning. Winds north to northwesterly averaging 10 to 20km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea is directing moist northeasterly winds over New South Wales and into a low-pressure trough over South Australia. As the high moves slowly eastwards, this trough will move towards New South Wales and is expected to start affecting the the southwest of the state from Monday, generating areas of rain and isolated thunderstorms. The trough will then progress northeastwards on Tuesday and stall over central parts of the state on Wednesday. Rain is expected to extend over the southern half of the state on Tuesday and Wednesday with some heavy falls possible.

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Weed exit and smiley koalas get support

Weed and smiley koalas were on the minds of Tweed Shire Councillors and staff at last week’s council meeting.

Another wallaby death on beach prompts calls on dog owners 

A Byron local says a dead wallaby found on Belongil beach last Saturday had all the hallmarks of a dog attack, and is calling on the public to be more vigilant and for authorities to step up to help protect native wildlife.

A win for Feros Village Byron Bay residents

A whole community can expel a sigh of relief at the breaking news that months of distress and sadness can now become part of history – this morning the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, has announced that services providers for aged care are advised that Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for Feros Village Byron Bay.

How do you rate the media rating system?

Parents are being asked to have a say on whether Australia’s media classification system is effective in informing decisions around age-appropriate films and video games for children.