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Flood-prone land in Murwillumbah swapped for flood-free land 

It has been five years in the making but the innovative land swap of flood-prone land for flood-free land in Murwillumbah is underway with a second round of ‘expressions of interest’ about to open. 

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: War on the Wombs

The right to safe abortion is the cornerstone of the women’s movement. It’s the ground on which we stand to become lawyers and academics and policy writers and journalists and activists. It’s allowed us reproductive freedom and put us on equal footing with those without wombs; mainly cis men who, for centuries, saw our bodies as countries to rape and pillage. Our wombs were colonised – the cock was the flag that ploughed deep into our stolen earth.

Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.

Missing teenager found

Police say a thirteen-year-old girl reported missing from Tweed Heads earlier this week has been found safe and well.

Ballina calls for more SES funding – again

The Ballina Shire Council has agreed to prioritise upgrading of its State Emergency Services base and to call for a new shire-wide incident control centre.

First Nations place-names under Ballina council spotlight

Greater efforts at reconciliation with First Nations people in the Ballina Shire when it comes to place-names is to happen after furious agreement at June’s council meeting.

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Christmas Eve & NYE at Barrio

Catching up with family and friends is one of the joys of the festive season – as long as you don’t have to cook...

Barrio’s operating hours spark council confusion

Confusion remains within Byron Shire Council as to whether multiple changes to the Habitat DA were to blame for its Sunrise cafe and restaurant being granted a midnight operating licence but councillors believe noise issues at the site can be dealt with.

Byron Council takes action against café

Byron Shire Council is taking compliance action against the popular Barrio café in Bayshore Drive after ongoing complaints from neighbours that it is noisy and operating outside the terms of its development application.

Barrio’s changes haven’t stopped the noise

Susan Wise, Byron Bay. I live opposite Barrio and first made management aware of patron noise issues on December 29 last year.. My concerns were...

Kids at Barrio

Heather Maisner is an award-winning children’s author who has written more than 30 books, including fiction and non-fiction, picture books and game books. She...

First Nations place-names under Ballina council spotlight

Greater efforts at reconciliation with First Nations people in the Ballina Shire when it comes to place-names is to happen after furious agreement at June’s council meeting.

Police seeking public assistance following Byron Bay assault

A serious assault in Byron Bay on Friday, 3 June, 2022 has led to police releasing further CCTV footage and another appeal for information from the public. 

Festival/Byron Council relations strained, motion passes

The operations manager of the Byron Music Festival says her attempts to run the event this year were cruelled by Byron Council staff, who allegedly provided organisers with false information and spoke to them like they were ‘idiots’.

Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.