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A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

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Metal is back at The Northern

Beast Machine are coming home from a successful spell in the United States and the thrash/metal two-piece with their massive sound layered with riff-driven guitars and thundering drums are coming to lift the roof off of the Backroom. Check out their new music video currently out for their latest single ‘Pretend’, which is featured in HEAVY magazine.

Keeping an eye on the landscapes of the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council says they have made a commitment to identify and protect the Tweed’s unique landscape, to this end a draft Scenic Landscape Protection Policy has been prepared to ensure the Shire’s spectacular scenery is front of mind when there is new development, change in land use, or when preparing related new policy.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Shopping Centres Scare Me

I feel trapped. There isn’t a single time I attend where I don’t check my proximity to the exits, or imagine what I’d do if there was a fire, or worse, a shooter. The sense of being enclosed is unnatural, I can’t tell what time of day it is, I lose my sense of direction. It’s designed to be disorienting. It feels otherworldly. And never in a good way. They are designed to make you stay longer. They are by design, disorienting.

Wallum showdown unfolds in Brunswick Heads

Around eight people have been arrested so far, since almost fifty police arrived at the Wallum development in Brunswick Heads this morning to escort machinery and other work vehicles on to the site. Police include local officers, members of the NSW Public Order and Riot Squad, and Police Rescue.

Editorial – What are the people doing in your neighbourhood?

If you are stuck for something to do this Thursday, why not take part in local democracy?

Bangalow retaining wall damage

The wall supporting the western end of Deacon Street has failed – opposite the Roman Catholic Church. Fortunately, this...

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Call for climate change to be included in BoM enquiry

The Queensland Conservation Council is urging the government to ensure that the impact of climate change is a key focus of the federal investigation into the nation's emergency warning system, triggered by heightened scrutiny over announcement delays from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).

Dangerous weather set to continue, say BOM

With further severe weather forecast for parts of eastern Australia for the final weekend of 2023, the Bureau of Meteorology is urging the community to refer to the BOM weather app and website for the latest forecasts and warnings.

Severe Weather Warning cancelled

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) have just issued a Cancellation of Severe Weather Warning.

BoM: rain and thunderstorms until mid-week

According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), widespread rain and thunderstorms across eastern Australia may lead to more river level rises and flooding in more areas. It is likely these conditions will persist until mid-week before easing.

Surf Life Saving NSW: understand your limitations in hazardous conditions

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting hazardous surf conditions today along the northern half of the coast and continuing into the weekend.

BOM clarifies rain warning

Sarah Scully, Senior Meterologist at the Bureau of Meteorology, has this afternoon issued a statement clarifying the BOM's latest understanding of the flood risk to NSW.

Showers and thunderstorms to continue with flood watches in place

The Bureau of Meteorology says that for the northern New South Wales coast, and parts of the Northern Tablelands, north of and including Forster, occasional showers and thunderstorms may result in heavy rainfall.

Severe storm warning for Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology [BOM] is warning of very dangerous rainfall and life threatening flash floods on the Northern Rivers.

SES volunteers on standby to support coastal communities

The New South Wale  State Emergency Service (SES) say they currently have volunteers on standby to support northern NSW coastal communities. With the Bureau of...

Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

What’s happening in the rainforest’s Understory?

Springing to life in the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens this April school holidays, Understory is a magical, interactive theatre adventure created for children by Roundabout Theatre.

Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

WATER Northern Rivers says Rous County Council is wrong

WATER Northern Rivers Alliance says despite decades of objection, Rous County Council have just commissioned yet another heritage and biodiversity study in the Rocky Creek valley, between Dunoon and The Channon, in the heart of the Northern Rivers.

Musicians and MLC support the save Wallum fight

As the drama unfolded between police and protesters at the Wallum Development in Brunswick Heads yesterday, people were drawn to the site by the red alerts sent out by the Save Wallum organisers.