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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Could pyrolysis help solve the plastics crisis?

Philippe Dupuy from the Lismore Environment Centre thinks there is a role for pyrolysis technology in dealing with the global plastic waste dilemma, with new technology making it possible to turn plastic waste into a useful resource.

MVP is its own award

It’s easy to get excited about Byron’s new MVP restaurant in Lawson St – it’s not only got standout dishes such as Blue Spirulina Linguine with blue swimmer crab and Yamba prawns, and Fettuccine al Ragù with Hayters Hill beef ragù sauce, feta and baby peas, but it’s also all sustainably sourced from local growers, available in takeaway (even delivered if you’re close to town) and more than half of the menu is plant-based.

An insult, Poppa

From what I can understand, Poppa Veet Mayo’s letter seems to imply that this latest COVID scare is a...

Remembering Peter Warner

Ballina's legendary man of the sea Peter Warner died doing what he loved best, sailing, during an attempted crossing of the Ballina Bar in rough conditions last week. He was ninety years old.

Government bullying and hidden agendas

Frank Ball, Tweed Heads The treatment of Christine Holgate while CEO of Australia Post is nothing short of scandalous. Not only...

Koala Wars

James Wright, Byron Bay On reading Dailan’s ‘Koala Wars’ I felt compelled introduce the readers to interesting debate about the health and...

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Sewer access hole collapse closes footpath in Banora Point

A sewer access hole has collapsed in Banora Point on the corner of Leisure and Darlington drives.

Four charged as Tweed/Byron PD target stolen vehicles and goods

Four people have been arrested as part of a Tweed/Byron Police District operation targeting vehicle and goods theft.

Elderly pedestrian killed by car, Tweed Heads

An 86-year-old man has died after he was struck by a car at Tweed Heads yesterday afternoon.

Man charged over Banora Point taxi robbery

Following inquiries yesterday evening, a 32-year-old man has been arrested by police and charged over the armed robbery of a taxi driver at Banora Point.

Man arrested over Banora Point home invasion

A man has been arrested in Queensland following an alleged home invasion at Banora Point on the weekend.

Woman charged, man wanted over Banora Point home invasion

A man and a woman broke into a Banora Point home in the early hours of Sunday morning, tying up a male resident before the man stole a car from the property. The woman, who was still in the home when police arrived, has been arrested.

Degraded Tweed drainage system to be fixed

Tweed Shire Council has thrown more than $750,000 into the pot in an attempt to improve water quality of the Western Drainage Scheme at Banora Point.

Man knocked unconscious and robbed at Banora Point

Police have arrested a man they say punched another man in the face, knocking him unconscious and then stealing money from his wallet, in a shopping centre car park at Banora Point yesterday.

Police seek man over Banora Point bag-snatch

Police have released this image of a man who may be able to assist with inquiries after the robbery on a 76-year-old woman at Banora Point last month.

One-legged man sought for stealing fuel

Tweed Heads Police are hoping the public can help them identify a man who stole petrol from a Banora Point service station. The clue – he has one leg missing.

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.