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Tweed Council seeks businesses to join it’s rail trail ‘Connect Program’ 

Paying for the maintenance and providing an engaging visitor experience for the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a key aspect of Tweed Shire Council’s (TSC) Connect Program. 

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Environment Minister and coal mining companies taken to court

Australia’s Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek and two coal mining companies are being taken to the Federal Court today over their failure to protect Australia’s living wonders from climate harm.

Search to resume for missing swimmer at Tallow Beach

NSW police say that the search for a missing swimmer will resume at 8am at Tallow Beach.

Council to discuss use of consultants at closed-door workshop

Byron councillors will explore the amount Council spends on external consultants and potential conflicts of interest, following a long and, at times, spiteful debate last week.

Car crashes through door at Ballina Coles

Yesterday (Tuesday, 20 September) a vehicle crashed into the Ballina Coles supermarket. The elderly driver was accompanied by a male passenger.


I cannot believe the Labor government wants to put through a bill to stop free speech. This is a...

Basketballers head to the Cavanbah Centre for carnival

Byron Bay Basketball Association held their senior carnival at the Cavanbah Centre last weekend in preparation for hosting Sunshine...

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Options explored to save Bruns native habitat

Byron Council could seek federal government intervention in a last-ditch effort to protect a pocket of precious bushland in Brunswick Heads from development.

Housing estate draws criticism over native species clearing

Hundreds of locals are rallying together in a bid to save a large pocket of ecologically significant bushland in Brunswick Heads from development.

Byron locals come together to fight Brunswick Heads development

The fight to save the site from development is unlikely to be easy, with the Northern Regional Planning Panel less susceptible to community campaigns than local councils.

Land trust lodges its first affordable housing DA

Australia’s first community land trust has been launched in the Byron Shire, and has applied to build its first project: a group home for single mothers and kids facing homelessness.

Breast Screen Van in Brunswick Heads and Casino

The mobile screening van will be in Brunswick Heads from today, August 28, to 12 September and Casino from September 4 to October 9.

Local Marine Rescue NSW volunteers up for awards

Two Marine Rescue NSW volunteers from the state’s Northern Rivers and two from the South Coast are in the running for the Marine Rescue NSW award at the 2023 Rotary Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards, to be held at the Bankstown Sports Club tomorrow night, Saturday 12 August.

Girl Guides: empowering women for over 100 years

Brunswick Heads Girl Guides leader Deanna Bowen-Sudmals says Guides is an empowering place for women of the future and the group is looking for two extra leaders to help with the girls on their journey. 

Bruns van dwellers move… around the corner

Byron Shire Council has carried out its promise to close a public carpark in Brunswick Heads, where a group of van dwellers were reportedly engaging in anti-social behaviour.

62-year-old man dies at Brunswick Heads crash site

NSW Police say a man died on Friday following a crash between a ute and a truck near Brunswick Heads.

Crash 1km north of Bruns, one lane closed

A truck and car accident 1km north of Brunswick Heads has slowed northbound traffic. 

Facelift for Cape Byron walking track – but not everyone happy

The Cape Byron walking track that leads from Wategos Beach towards the Byron lighthouse has been given a ‘facelift’ by NSW National Parks. But not all users are happy...

Varroa mite here to stay as NSW pivots from eradication to management of costly invasive species

The Varroa Mite ‘(Varroa destructor and Varroa jacobsoni) is a parasite of adult honey bees and honey bee brood. It weakens and kills honey...

Cycling race in Lismore this weekend to raise money for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Whether it is getting on the track or watching the cyclists there are plenty of ways to get on board with the Lismore 2023 – Byron Bay Cycle Club Road Race this Sunday 24, September in Lismore’s CBD.

Labor’s budget falls short on flood funding: MP

Tamara Smith, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens Disaster Relief Spokesperson, has welcomed an additional $150m in funding for the Northern Rivers and Central West flood recovery in Tuesday’s NSW budget.