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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police...

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

September 30, 2015

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Giant sounds of the Jungle

Brisbane-based four-piece The Jungle Giants have been kicking some serious music butt this year. Just back from the US, the crew talk it up before their gig at the Hotel Great Northern on Thursday. Tell me how you guys came...


Archers meet challenge in Byron     

Last Sunday saw the Byron Shire Archery Club host the Interclub Challenge. Archers from Gold Coast, Casino, Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore shot 90 arrows over set distances for a total possible score of 900 points.


Bluedogs rainy day afternoon

A stunning first half performance in less than favourable conditions at oaks oval in Lismore has seen the Bangalow Bluedogs girls create history and win three back to back women's premier league titles.


Metgasco should ‘take the money and run’

Despite overwhelming public opposition, junior gas miner Metgasco announced Monday that a proposed timeframe for its Rosella (Bentley) drilling program will be announced ‘in the next few weeks’.


Market stallholders ‘threatened’ by Byron council plan

Talks last week have failed to placate stallholders at two markets that operate out of Byron Bay’s Butler Street Reserve, which is due to be resumed for a council carpark and works depot next year.


Parkway do it their way

Twelve years ago a bunch of kids from Parkway Drive in Ewingsdale were playing hardcore in the garage. Twelve years on, the boys have become men, touring internationally to sold-out houses around the world, having just released Ire, the 10th...


Adult time to really unwind at the Byron at Byron

One of the benefits of living near a quality ‘visitor destination’ such as Byron is whether you are a local or a visitor there is no shortage of high-quality restaurants and spas for those looking for time to really...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XLQ1bkSLDo Whether or not the end justifies the means has always been a foggy issue. Especially when the means involve activities that cross the line of what is strictly legal, or worse, what is unconscionably cruel. And to what extent...


Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.