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Nearly 700 new EV stations for NSW

Nearly 700 new public kerbside electric vehicle charging stations are to be installed across NSW, in what the government says is the largest rollout in the country.

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Legal system fails to keep kids safe

Fifteen years ago, Karen Bell’s three children – Bon 18 months, Maddie 5, and Jack 7, were found with their dead father Gary Bell in a vehicle at Perico – a collapsed hippy colony on the NSW far south coast.

Fatal crash near Coffs

Three people have been involved in a horrifying crash today, leaving two dead and one in critical condition, police said. 

Trains on roads

Soon we will have electric self-driving cars. The number of cars around the world could drop to ten per...

Spice Palace: a mecca for Middle Eastern dips and spice mixes

Victoria Cosford The business was a natural fit for Bec and Tom, new owners for the past few months, of...

Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

Why does Iron Gates developer get another bite at the DA?

Locals, concerned residents and other parties were left in the dark for the first 15 minutes of the Iron...

STRA (Sydney-based organisation) and Airbnb say that the majority of people in Byron Shire object to the Council’s proposal to reduce the number of days for holiday letting. They also say: ‘the town should be grateful that they are making it a more upmarket destination’.  For most of us, the natural beauty of Byron Shire is the drawcard, not the property investment. This place has always welcomed everyone – families of all demographics, surfers, spiritual seekers and backpackers – this is what makes Byron Shire unique and desirable. If the supporters of ASTRA get their way, we’ll become another Noosa/Gold Coast, a hollowed-out place designed only for ‘affluent’ tourists.

It’s contrary to what I hear around me. People who live here want some balance. Everyone I know is supportive – we’ve until 2 March to disprove their theory.

BE Crowle, Byron Bay


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