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Tweed Council seeks businesses to join it’s rail trail ‘Connect Program’ 

Paying for the maintenance and providing an engaging visitor experience for the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a key aspect of Tweed Shire Council’s (TSC) Connect Program. 

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Tex Perkins fronts Upper Coopers Creek trivia night 

Quiz master and legendary singer/musician, Tex Perkins, will lead a night of trivia and frivolity at the annual Upper Coopers Creek P&C Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday September 16 at the Coorabell Hall.

It won’t be long now – election 2024

Just when you thought all the fun was over, here's a reminder that it’s just under a year until local government elections in NSW, with polling to be held across the State on Saturday 14 September 2024.

Tweed Council refuses Fingal Head tree removal and will defend decision in court

An amendment to the development consent (DA18/0478.02) for 20 Lagoon Road, Fingal Head to remove an extra eight trees...

Response to NRRC

The NRRC, shoving it down unwanted throats, just like despots. Sadly, I take the view that planning changes are inevitable....

Options explored to save Bruns native habitat

Byron Council could seek federal government intervention in a last-ditch effort to protect a pocket of precious bushland in Brunswick Heads from development.

Bangalow wins men’s premiership grand final

The Bangalow Bluedogs have won the 2023 premiership league football grand final with a 3–2 win over Byron Bay...

It is with great concern and disappointment, but not surprising, we have to declare that the brief hope we had for a nuclear-weapons-free future, through the efforts of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) and supporters, for the present, has been derailed. And there is no hope that this present Labor government will keep its commitment to signing the treaty.

The recent gathering of the G7 in Hiroshima, at which Albanese was present, has scuttled the whole process with more lip service and rhetoric, and nothing concrete to move into the future. Political parties! Who needs them?!

As for the so-called Greens party, we suggest their behaviour is schizophrenic; after all they did get behind the Labor Party in a big way by giving their preferences.

What we need is good strong Independents with principles like Ted Mack (ex-mayor of North Sydney) in the late ’80s, who refused to take his perks and guaranteed lifelong pension on retirement, along with MP Andrew Wilkie. And we need the public to get off their apathetic and complacent butts, and attempt to keep politicians accountable.

As for the so-called ‘Chinese threat’, Australia would be in a far worse economic position if it wasn’t for the cheap labour and trade that we get from them.

What hope is there for Julian Assange? Just more verbal diarrhoea.

How anyone could possibly trust the government with this referendum vote, is beyond our comprehension. Truth, justice, treaty and a Bill of Rights for all.

Deborah & Mick Stacey,Ballina

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Facelift for Cape Byron walking track – but not everyone happy

The Cape Byron walking track that leads from Wategos Beach towards the Byron lighthouse has been given a ‘facelift’ by NSW National Parks. But not all users are happy...

Varroa mite here to stay as NSW pivots from eradication to management of costly invasive species

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Cycling race in Lismore this weekend to raise money for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Whether it is getting on the track or watching the cyclists there are plenty of ways to get on board with the Lismore 2023 – Byron Bay Cycle Club Road Race this Sunday 24, September in Lismore’s CBD.

Labor’s budget falls short on flood funding: MP

Tamara Smith, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens Disaster Relief Spokesperson, has welcomed an additional $150m in funding for the Northern Rivers and Central West flood recovery in Tuesday’s NSW budget.