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Tweed Council to start nappy rebate scheme but defer Cudgen Creek Masterplan
The last Tweed Shire Council meeting saw the Reusable Nappy Rebate Scheme adopted by councillors, the rail trail impacts...
Call for rails on the steep slope of Tweed rail trail after cyclist’s fall
On Sunday a 75 year-old man fell down the steep side of the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail near Crabbes Creek and breaking his hip.
Private partnership sought for bioenergy facility proposal
Byron Council have been forced to explore the possibility of a public private partnership to fund its planned bioenergy facility in Byron Bay.
Yulli’s Byron Bay branches into breakfast!
Weekend breakfast out in the shire just got tastier! After recently locating to a new space in Carlyle St, Yulli’s Byron Bay is now also open for breakfast from 8 to 11am on Saturdays and Sundays.
Bangers on the Green
Bangers on the Green promises to be an absolute treat for the local music community. Bringing together a day of awesome live...
Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Asking for what you want
As a performer for over 30 years who has sat crammed next to toilet rolls in a supply room, dealt with dirty undies in the manager’s office and sat in a cold concrete outdoor space under a tarp in cyclonic conditions, I understand that when you crack the big time you might pull a few diva requests.
Byron Council compliance staff bolstered
Are the van campers of Brunswick Heads thoughtless travellers with no respect for the town and its inhabitants, or are many in fact local homeless folk looking for a safe space with toilets and running water?
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Alstonville cyclist critical after crashing into tree
A popular Alstonville doctor has been airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition after crashing into a tree on an early morning bike ride in Alstonville yesterday.
On yer bike to Byron
Garth Luke, Mullumbimby. Surely the solution to Byron's traffic problems should include much greater bike use. Byron Bay is flat as a pancake and it is only a 20-minute ride into town for people from Suffolk and Sunrise.
New line markings nothing to Marvell at
Ross Kendall, Byron Bay. The new kerbs and traffic set-up in Marvel Street, Byron Bay, are a horror story for cyclists. I am talking about where Marvel meets Jonson Street.
Bike riding riskier as safety ignored
A recent report on an outbreak of bikes without lights in Byron shire is as mentioned, plain stupid, but there are a number of aspects to this issue that require consideration: lights and reflectors, horns or bells and, at least, one working brake, are all legal requirements for bicycles in NSW.
60% of Ballina Council investments in fossil fuel aligned companies
The Ballina Shire Council had more than $60 million invested in fossil fuel aligned companies on behalf of ratepayers as of the end of April 2023.
Flood trauma? Free women’s mindful healing workshops available
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It has been a tough run in the Northern Rivers from drought to fire to pandemic to flood – so there is quite a bit to deal with for many of us.
Grant for innovative Birthing on Country program
Birthing on Country can be very important for many Aboriginal women, but many face the challenge of leaving Country to access medical care when their babies come.
When western medicine doesn’t work
Once I finally admitted I needed help with vicarious trauma, I tried a few techniques to ease my troubled mind.