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It’s very unfortunate that Justine Elliot has so little confidence in herself or her party that she needs to...

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Dolphins return home as champs

The U12 Far North Coast Rugby Union Dolphins have returned home as country champions, having competed in the state...

Keeping the Outback alive with patronage

We do love the sunburnt country on our wide brown land, but businesses are falling by the wayside as travellers bypass small towns, or worse, stop to spend a penny but not a few dollars.

Regional ratios rollout NSW begins in Lismore

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the announcement of nurse-to-patient ratios at two regional NSW hospitals but has expressed concern over the pace of the phased rollout.

Treating trauma with MDMA – Q&A with Rebecca Huntley

Sociologist Rebecca Huntley will launch her new book Sassafras at Byron Writers Festival. We speak with her about her experience of new drug treatments.

Valley of Craftsmen at Mullum Farmers Market

Victoria Cosford It’s a pest and a weed, introduced from East Asia and found along most of the east coast,...

Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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Byron business perspectives in a tough winter 

Having traded in Byron Bay for 47 years, Skallyrags owner, Rob Bass, said he’s never seen a winter like this one.

Flood insurance inquiry’s North Coast hearings 

A public hearing into insurers’ responses to the 2022 flood was held in Lismore last Thursday, with one local insurance brokerage business owner describing the compact that exists between insurers and society as ‘broken’. 

Where the children can play: Lismore’s new Lego café

Walking through Lismore’s elegant Starcourt Arcade, a new burst of colour appears in one of its little shops, instantly prompting two children to squeal in delight: ‘Legoooooo!’.

Biz confidence up, says Business NSW

The state's peak body for business says confidence in the sector has increased but cost of living pressures continue to impact customer spending.

Tweed’s business land swap milestone

Tweed Shire Council say they have reached a major milestone for the area's flood recovery – preliminary works have begun on site this week at the Industry Central Land Swap project in South Murwillumbah.

Golden Ticket for Lennox after months of disruption

Ballina Shire Council is hoping to assist businesses in Lennox Head with a Golden Ticket promotion launching later this month.

Byron businesses under pressure

Sky-high commercial rents, staff shortages produced by the housing crisis, and the broader economic downturn have placed an unsustainable burden on dozens of local businesses in Byron Bay.

Plastic recycling to be turbocharged in NSW

The NSW Government says more plastic will be recycled and turned into new products across the state, thanks to $9 million in funding to support businesses transform their operations and access the latest plastic recycling technology.

Shoppers begged to support Lennox businesses despite parking chaos

The Ballina Shire Council says it’s doing ‘everything possible’ to minimise impacts of construction work in Lennox Head on the local business sector.

Byron biz on edge for Easter as mop-up continues

Fears of yet another damaging deluge in and around the Shire this week are easing, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) predicting heavy falls for Friday only.

Tikkun Olam

David Heilpern's brilliant article 'Zionism, antisemitism and Israel' stands in complete contrast to former Israeli defence minister Moshe Dayan's recommendation that, 'Israel must be...

Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites. After more than two years...

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.