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Appeal to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from Mullumbimby.

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Will Tweed Council support a community climate change forum?

A motion to support the creation of a Community Leaders Forum that would look at identifying projects and actions that the community can take in response to climate change.

Commemorating ten years since V Day at Bentley

It's ten years today since a wave of relief spread through Camp Liberty at Bentley, when those gathered discovered that the riot police would not be coming, and gas company Metgasco was being referred to ICAC by the NSW government.

Byron Shire tops NSW for homelessness

The latest data from the NSW government’s 2024 Street Count has revealed a stark and troubling reality for Byron Shire, which now accounts for the largest number of rough sleepers in NSW. This highlights the urgent need for support for local homeless services like the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre, Fletcher Street Cottage and other homeless services like Liberation Larder.

Justine Elliot talks up federal budget

Richmond MP Justine Elliot says the Albanese Labor Government’s 2024 budget provides cost of living relief for people on the North Coast and invests in a future made in Australia.

Clive Hamilton to speak in Lismore June 13

Celebrated author and professor, Clive Hamilton, will discuss the notion of how to prepare for, and manage, the challenges of a warming climate in Australia. 

Death wish

Money that should be spent on decarbonisation is being spent on catastrophe repairs. We are putting out the fire...

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Fire ants found in Currumbin

A new Biosecurity Emergency Order is in effect for part of the Tweed Shire after the discovery of red imported Fire Ants near the Queensland border last week.

Invasive Species Council gives evidence to federal fire ant inquiry

A Senate Committee inquiry will hear evidence today that changes are needed in Australia’s fire ant response – including the creation of an independent eradication authority.

Operation Victa stops fire ants at border

The NSW government says it has continued to take a hardline approach to the threat of imported red fire ants, as Minister for Agriculture Tara Moriarty announced successful results for Operation Victa in recent days.

Joint effort to eradicate fire ants from NSW

Northern NSW residents are being urged to play an active role in protecting their community against fire ants, by providing consent to allow treatment on their properties.

Tweed fire ants may be eradicated but more will come, says professor

An entomology professor says authorities are likely to eradicate a Red Imported Fire Ant outbreak in the Tweed Shire but the invasive species will reach the Northern Rivers again.

Fire ant update in the Tweed

There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.

Tweed under biosecurity exclusion zone after fire ants found

The NSW government has introduced an emergency biosecurity exclusion zone in the Tweed Shire after the discovery of fire ants in NSW for the first time last week.

Ballina councillors to lead region on water, weeds and flooding

Balllina Shire Councillor Keith Williams has been re-elected as chairperson of the Rous County Council, a group representing four councils on the Northern Rivers.

Invasive Yellow Crazy Ants confirmed in Lismore

Thanks to a member of the public Yellow Crazy Ants, a highly invasive exotic pest that can spread very quickly, build super colonies and damage local ecosystems were identified in Lismore recently.

Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023.