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$6.8 million Tweed pound contract awarded

The Tweed Shire Council has awarded a $6.8 million contract for design and construction of a new state-of-the-art animal pound and rehoming centre.

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Whian Whian public school kids are all in D-tension

The Whian Whian Public School whole school band, D-Tension, are preparing for their first gig of 2024 and it’s going to go off with a bang – or at least a flash of lantern light on Saturday in Lismore.

Questions remain unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy

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Assange appeal

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Critical incident investigation declared following motorcycle crash – Lismore

A critical investigation has been declared after a teenager was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Lismore.

Butterfly and bee highways created by local schools

Northern Rivers students have created a ‘B&B Highway’ for bees, birds, and butterflies to support threatened pollinators in the region.

The Village Grocer is shutting down

The supermarket near the roundabout in Byron, formerly known as Five Star, Handimarket, Spar Express and more recently as...

Sapoty Brook, Main Arm.

Here are some suggestions for post-climate development.

Any further infrastructure development below ten metres above sea level should be suspended until long-term global action to reverse sea-level rise is implemented.

Any development that is done should have a construction energy requirement of 25 per cent renewable energy increasing by ten per cent every five years.

Instead of trying to stop coastal developers, action should focus on establishing a very large wildlife sanctuary above the maximum melt rise of about 70m above current sea level. This should include transfer of all coastal species to that altitude. Sale of coastal land to ignorant developers should be done to maximise profits for use in establishing the sanctuary. The sanctuary should be established with a 10,000-year timeframe in mind.


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