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Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

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Festival goer dies with meningococcal disease

Late last night thousands of Splendour in the Grass ticket holders received an email alerting them that NSW Health has been notified of two cases of meningococcal disease in people who attended the festival.

Potholes

Who’s with me in launching a class action against Byron and Lismore councils for compensation for us hapless ratepayers...

Tragedy of the commons

The tragedy of the commons refers to a situation in which individuals with access to a public resource (also...

Powerhouse six

Bearfoot is a powerhouse sextet that knows how to dig in and get a crowd bouncing, then brings them...

More wildlife please

When a wallaby loped across the dirt road, my heart leapt. It used to be common to spot wallabies...

Singing songs of sorrow and resilience

Tucked away in a Mullumbimby music studio, a group of local musicians have been pouring their hearts out through song.

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Culture Roundup: Thursday July 28

Your Radio Heart My Radio Heart, a co-production between Sydney’s Urban Theatre Projects, NORPA and Performing Lines, premiered at NORPA in 2014 with audiences raving about the emotional and evocative...

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.