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Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

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‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze...

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

July 8, 2015

Issue 30.04

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Echo Property 30.04

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Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: How to make friends and delete people...

How neat would the world be if all our friends thought exactly the same way as we did? Our ideas would never be challenged, our comfort zones never pushed, instead we’d enjoy the constant reinforcement of our inherent righteousness.

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Byron Bay Writers Festival dishes up food for thought – with...

Byron Bay Writers Festival is dishing up much more than food for thought once again in 2015 with food-infused events designed to both stimulate and satiate. For lovers of visual art BBWF is delighted to be partnering with acclaimed Tweed...

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Everybody was…

Last Sunday saw a collaboration of Kung Fu teachers and students from the Wu Chi School of Kung Fu attend a workshop presented by 10th Degree Gold Belt Arthur Cunningham.

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Canadian cracks it with comedy

Since 2004, Canadian comedian Pat Burtscher has been touring the globe with a pocket full of ideas, a brain full of questions and a heart full of love.

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Bay takes bragging rights over Bangalow

The Bay has asserted their dominance in Far North Coast Rugby Union once again, this time with an emphatic 34–14 win over local rivals Bangalow.

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The same again for Shand

It is a rapidly evolving sporting world and professionalism and pursuit of the corporate buck has changed the landscape to the extent that many sports barely resemble the games as played 20 years ago.

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Art event draws them in droves

The Dynamic Drawing exhibition/art event at Kulchajam last weekend saw over 400 people at the venue to view the work of 75 drawers showcasing 180 works.

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Can you store this for me, Alan?

Owning a self-storage facility is perhaps one of the best business models in the shire. So why not operate a self-storage facility on your property?

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Taking on the law as a ‘strawman’

There’s an underground movement gaining momentum where individuals are opting to challenge the legal system, specifically licences, passports, police and the court system.

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Byron councillor under investigation

Byron Shire councillor Alan Hunter (Nationals Party) is under investigation by council compliance officers after neighbours alleged he breached his DA conditions for his ‘road transport terminal.’

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Walrus and Carpenter in Court House

Old Soul’s Eyes is the debut long-player from indie folk duo Walrus and the Carpenter. Walrus and the Carpenter is the collaboration of enigmatic singer/songwriter Matthew Engerer and kindred musical spirit Mat Akehurst.

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A parable of family tension in a troubled country

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma (Scribe $29.99) Review by Russell Eldridge It’s a heavy burden for 29-year-old shoulders to be lumped with the tag of heir-apparent to your country’s greatest writer. Chigozie Obioma has this to bear as praise keeps rolling in for...

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Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up at the beach; I have...

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?