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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

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MusicNSW appoints Nino for regional representation

MusicNSW is endeavouring to support regional music and musicians by appointing seven Regional Music Officers (RMOs) across the state.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

Two mumma koalas with joeys hit on Terranora Road

Tweed Council is warning motorists that koalas are on the move and is asking drivers to take extra caution through new koala zones marked on Terranora Road, following several sightings and two accidents involving the much-loved marsupials in recent weeks. 

Circus show comes with unique local curries 

If you liked the bloodred moon, you’re going to love the Eclipse circus show at the beautiful Circus Arts...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state...

I am stunned and appalled that after just 25 days in government, the Labor Party has announced a deal with coal billionaires Adani to dredge and expand the Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef.

In spite of the ALP campaigning to ‘Save the Reef’, this plan will mean more coal ships, more dredging and more climate change.

Every recent scientific and government report has stated that climate change is the number one threat to the Great Barrier Reef, and yet a Labor premier has the gall to call it an ‘environmentally sustainable’ coal port.

Here in NSW, the Labor Party has been caught out taking donations from coal seam gas company Santos this week, which might explain why the Labor Party won’t ban coal seam gas across all of NSW.

Clearly Labor will say whatever they want while in opposition, but go back on their word when in government. It’s time to break our addiction to coal and gas and rapidly shift to renewable energy. Our children will thank us.

It is time for a strong, coherent and honest voice to speak. That voice is Green.

Christopher Macfarlane, Ocean Shores


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