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Kingscliff locals concerned over proposal to remove trees at Merve Edwards Fields for AFL

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Mullum SEED Eco Hub gets $600k

A $600,000 federal grant for the community facilities at the Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development Inc will see new facilities developed.

‘Byron Independents’ ticket announced

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon has announced his running mates for the upcoming local government elections. Cr Lyon will again contest the mayoralty, with Dr Meredith Wray, Cr Mark Swivel and former Councillor Jeannette Martin in the group.

Mullum’s Marielou chosen for national tennis team

Mullumbimby High School student Marielou Baudouin is to join the School Sport Australia All-Australian Girls tennis team after impressing selectors in Hobart.

Ballina council to send damning Richmond River report to ministers

A majority of Ballina Shire Councillors has voted to send a damning report on the Richmond River catchment to relevant state and federal ministers.

Knitting Nannas off to Canberra

The prolific anti-fossil fuel campaigners are to meet with Federal Energy and Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen to raise concerns over Labor’s Future Gas Strategy.

First observations of meltwater eating away at Antarctic ice shelves

Scientists who have witnessed Antarctic ice shelf decay are escalating concerns that rising air temperatures will push these frozen masses to unprecedented fractures.

The Bruxner Highway has reopened after a serious crash overnight that left four people injured, one critically.

Emergency services were called to the site of a truck and a car crash, approximately 4kms west of Drake, about 8pm on Sunday (May 27).

The male driver of the car, sustained multiple injuries and was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital in a critical condition.

A female passenger and two children aged 8 and 11 were also injured.

The truck driver was uninjured. He was taken to Tenterfield Hospital for mandatory testing.

The Bruxner Highway between Casino and Tenterfield was closed while crash scene investigators attended the scene and to allow a salvage to take place.

The salvage has been completed, and all lanes have now open.


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