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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Heritage Bruns?

David Kolb, Brunswick Head When Mathew O’Reilly spoke to Council regarding heritage listing for parts of Brunswick Heads he was quoted...

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

#NotInOurName pop up protest at the Channon market on July 9. Photo Harsha Prabhu.
#NotInOurName pop up protest at the Channon market on July 9. Photo Harsha Prabhu.

True to the roots of the rainbow region a pop up demonstration took place at the Channon market on Sunday July 9 to protest against the growing intolerance in India, which has seen attacks on minorities, including Muslims, Dalits, Christians and tribals, as well as around the world.

Highlighting the intolerance they see worldwide from Trumps building of the wall, the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef that will result form the Adani coal mine to the Dakota pipeline they said ‘intolerance and narrow nationalism were not just an Indian problem but a trans-national phenomenon.

Instead of addressing critical issues like climate change the Australian and NSW governments were more intent on harassing grandmothers for growing pot.’

Claiming a history of fighting for sustainability and grassroots democracy from the rainbow region the demonstration wanted to send ‘a clear message to fascists, environmental vandals and governments everywhere: #NotInOurName.’

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Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

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Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

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Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...