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Tweed residents outraged at destruction of koala habitat on Cobaki Creek
A 'legacy' floodplain development on the tidal estuary of Cobaki Creek, known to have recent koala sightings, was approved in 1996 and is now being cleared.
Ballina council contractor debt waived after company goes bust
The Ballina Shire Council has voted to write off debt owed by a failed private company initially hired to develop six industrial lots six years ago.
Tyre wrecking tacks found on rail trail
Police from Tweed Byron Police District have commenced an investigation after hundreds of tacks, nails and screws were found...
And Still I Sing
Ballina Region for Refugees is holding a fundraising screening at Byron Theatre next Wednesday to raise urgently needed funds for their community resettlement program. The film is And Still I Sing, an extraordinary documentary by Afghan filmmaker, Fazila Amiri.
Are we there yet? NSW election vote count update
The NSW Electoral Commission says that more than four million votes have been counted for the 2023 NSW State election as record postal votes continue to be returned.
The search for Australia’s best public dunny is on again!
The Continence Foundation of Australia is asking for submissions to find Australia’s best public toilets as part of this year’s much-loved Great Dunny Hunt.
Closing the Gap on Aboriginal health in the Byron Shire
Close the Gap aims to reduce disadvantage experienced by Indigenous peoples with respect to child mortality, childhood education, life expectancy and health.
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Ballina Shire Council prepares affordable housing strategy, state and fed govts accused of ignoring elephant in room
In the wake of yet more record-breaking real estate price growth on the Northern Rivers earlier this month, Ballina Shire Councilor Ben Smith says state and federal politicians have failed to take on the elephant in the room.
Murwillumbah Fire Station needs more firefighters
There is probably not one adult who hasn’t been grateful for the job that firefighters have done in this country, particularly in the aftermath of the The 2019–20 Australian bushfires.
Draw your puss to win cat pack prizes
The reason cats take up so much of the collective internet space is because they are just so incredibly cute – we love them! But we don't always keep them inside when they should be.
Dental clinic celebrates 30 years in Mullum
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It’s quite an achievement to own and operate a business for 30 years and more so with your life partner and that’s exactly what David and Kim Smith have done.
Working with Nature at the Living Lab
Living Lab Northern Rivers has opened their new exhibition 'Working with Nature' this week in their Lismore shopfront space, giving visitors the chance to learn more about flood mitigation strategies.