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Terry Sharples is a retired accountant living in the Tweed Shire and running as an Independent for the federal...

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Mullum’s drainage

We are one of many households in Mullum that lost their home and belongings in the February flood. Two...

Multi-agency search continues for missing man

NSW Police say a search is continuing this morning for a man who went missing in a creek overnight.

Farm tours, tastings and horse riding – confusion over State agritourism SEPP

A lengthy debate took place at the last Tweed Shire Council planning meeting (5 May) around the issue of...

One from the Heart bringing people together

With a lineup including Grinspoon, Lime Cordiale, Paul and Dan Kelly, Sheppard, Jon Stevens and Daryl Braithwaite, Lismore's One from the Heart concert went ahead yesterday in patchy weather and mud, mud and more mud.

Argentinian style BBQ at Barrio

Kicking off on Wednesday 18 May, Barrio is throwing a weekly Argentinian style barbeque bash. The char-grilled offering will focus on a new selection of rare cuts of meat and local vegetables each week, with a monthly guest chef appearance. 

Lennox Longboard ‘One Dayer’ going ahead

The organisers of the 2022 Rip Curl Lennox Longboard 'One Dayer' are hoping it will be third time lucky after their event was postponed due to COVID and then catastrophic flooding. The event is now scheduled for this Sunday, 15 May.

Kim Sporton, Byron Bay

At last, a moment of sanity in this increasingly mad world. Byron Shire Council has become the first council in Australia to seek a moratorium on the rollout of 5G.

This follows enormous community backlash after Telstra’s attempts to turn on 5G at the Mullumbimby tower. Council has passed a unanimous motion, stating Council does not currently support the proposed upgrade and continues to support a moratorium on 5G infrastructure. They are requesting a comprehensive review of the cumulative impacts of 5G; identification of who holds responsibility for the ongoing monitoring of cumulative impacts; a commitment to review current planning processes for installations.

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