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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I...

10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Richmond Valley Council looks at thermal waste to energy

At last night’s Richmond Valley Council meeting, councillors looked at a recommendation that Council receives and notes the information on the next steps to seek Alternate Waste Treatment solutions for landfill and recyclable waste streams.

How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

It’s fast, reliable and full of lines – but might look different to the PCR you learned about in school.

COVID-19 updated venue of concern excludes Lismore’s Workers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) have updated their list of venues of concern for the Lismore LGA.

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Shearwater students swarm Bitou Bush site

A group of 50 students from year 9 at Shearwater School cleared the last patch of Bitou Bush, at the Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare site at the south end of New Brighton Beach.

Women strip to protest Roundup spraying

A group of north coast women have put their bodies on the line, literally, in an effort to stop councils and government authorities spraying glyphosate in their weed reduction activities.

Council, stop poisoning us

Ben Nowland, Mullumbimby. Herbicides, pesticides for *%#ks sake, Council stop using them. You don't like fracking (chemicals). You ain't too keen on fluoride (chemicals). Yet you love dosing us with pesticides (chemicals) and supporting Big Agriculture.

Chem-free Bruns beach wins green award

Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare (BSCFL) has scored recognition for Brunswick Heads beach with a regional Highly Commended award, as part of the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW, Clean Beaches Connecting Our Coast Awards 2013.

Help needed to eradicate Bitou bush

Iris Ray Nunn, Byron Bay. In late August a group of concerned locals, some of whom are experts in bush regeneration, occupied the coastal dunes north of Byron Bay and stopped the aerial spraying of chemicals that are used to kill Bitou bush.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...