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Tweed council catching up on DA backlog

Tweed Shire Council staff say they’re catching up on and reducing the number of outstanding development applications [DAs] lodged locally.

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Donations needed for pre-loved clothing charity sale

The annual pre-loved SHIFT clothing sale is on again August 3 and 4 at the Byron Bay Surf Club. 

Macquarie Marshes under threat from mining

If it hasn't been hard enough protecting the Macquarie Marshes from drought because of the upstream cotton growers now farmers are faced with a new threat to this environmentally significant, Ramsar-listed area.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant. 

Swimmer’s smart-watch sends distress alert 

A local swimmer who got caught in a rip and rough seas at Tallows Beach has survived the ordeal by using his smartwatch to call triple zero.

Experience books in a whole new way at Byron Writers Festival

“Living eulogies”, launches and poetic performances – Australia’s largest regional writers festival embraces the theatrical with a series of evening feature events.

Wiped out

The 2024 British election called by the ruling Conservative (Tory) Party resulted in it being wiped out by its...

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West Antarctic glacier beats a hasty retreat, alarming scientists

New seafloor imaging shows Thwaites Glacier has experienced blistering bursts of retreat.

King tide flooding in Ballina

King tides in Ballina are expected to cause minor flooding of some local roads this week.

Teenage girl missing from Coffs Harbour

Police are asking the public for help finding a teenage girl reported missing from the Coffs Harbour area over the weekend.

Ballina motel siege: captives freed after 6 hrs

A man is to face court today after allegedly holding a woman and a small child against their will in a Ballina unit on Friday.

Editorial – Water politics is undrinkable 

Until now, the most significant difference between Mayor Michael Lyon (independent, former Green) and Greens challenger Cr Sarah Ndiaye has been on the Wallum fiasco.