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Appeal to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from Mullumbimby.

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Art of Change raises $40,000

The 'Art of Change' auction, held on Saturday night at the Byron School of Art in support of Mandy Nolan's campaign for the seat of Richmond, was a resounding success. The event attracted 150 people and raised an impressive $40,000 through the sale of donated artworks.

Will Tweed Council support a community climate change forum?

A motion to support the creation of a Community Leaders Forum that would look at identifying projects and actions that the community can take in response to climate change.

Mullum Road upgrade

Construction is expected to commence in December to improve the flood-prone Mullumbimby Road near Uncle Tom’s corner.

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: It’s a Sign

Someone is taking down signs. You know who you are. Right now, I bet you are sitting at home with a bunch of corflutes from the Byron Comedy Festival, and a bunch of other local events, feeling powerful in your sad fight against fun.

Is Kyogle Council misrepresenting changes to Private Native Forestry approvals?

The Kyogle Environment Group has challenged Kyogle Council’s presumption thatapplying for a Private Native Forestryplan from both Local Land Services and Council ‘essentially duplicates the assessment’.

A recovery centre to assist Tweed flood victims will open in the Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre auditorium on Saturday from 9 am offering a range of support services. Photo supplied

The impact of flooding in the Northern Rivers is unprecedented with people losing their homes, businesses and lives and now the clean up has begun and the SES (State Emergency Services) and Service NSW are working together to take requests for ‘clean-up activities and the supply of essentials such as food, water and medication’.

‘Significant flooding has impacted many communities within NSW,’ said the SES in a media release.

‘From 5 March, residents in flood-affected areas can contact Service NSW to log NSW SES clean-up requests and seek essential items.’

During the flood recovery, the Service NSW call centre will be open for extended hours, from 9am–10pm on weekends and 7am–10pm daily, to ensure residents can seek the support they require.

Residents can log a resupply or clean up request by:

For flood, storm and tsunami emergency assistance, call NSW SES on 132 500. If the situation is life-threatening, call triple zero (000).

Visit the nsw.gov.au/floods website for information about other NSW Government support and advice.


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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023.