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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Woman assaults police – Bangalow

Police say that a woman resisted arrest and assaulted two officers yesterday in Bangalow.

Stories about "Brunswick Heads memorial pines":

The facts about Bruns historic memorial trees

Sean O’Meara, Brunswick Heads. Recent letters regarding doubts as to the existence of memorial pines in the Terrace Reserve in Brunswick Heads are disrespectful and simply have no basis in fact.

Saga or myth?

Rob Watson, Myocum.  I’ve been following the saga of the coastal pines on the Terrace Reserve with increasing scepticism. First it was reported that the trees were...

WWI memorial park study underway

A report is underway to determine the heritage significance of the Brunswick Heads WWI Memorial Park, according to Byron Shire Council staff, following use of the area for overflow to camping and residents' complaints of their poor health.

Byron council won’t change holiday park boundaries

Byron Shire councillors have voted not to negotiate with the NSW Crown Lands Holiday Parks Trust over its holiday park boundaries at Brunswick Heads, amid locals concerns at what they say is a trust ‘land grab’ .

Brunswick Heads WWI memorial slated for tourist use

Plans to erect ‘structures’ around protected Coastal Cypress Pine trees planted 100 years ago to remember those who died in WWI have sparked anger from long-time locals who want the site registered and protected.

Bruns memorial pines in danger

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads.  It was the blokes from Byron Bay, Bangalow, Mullumbimby, Billinudgel, Burringbar and Brunswick Heads who had returned from the horrors of Gallipoli...

Students mark Anzac centenary with trees, crosses at Brunswick Heads

The dawn service for the Anzac Day centenary on Saturday at the Brunswick Heads Cenotaph was marked by a special ceremonial placement of crosses by local primary-school children.

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.