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Flood-prone land in Murwillumbah swapped for flood-free land 

It has been five years in the making but the innovative land swap of flood-prone land for flood-free land in Murwillumbah is underway with a second round of ‘expressions of interest’ about to open. 

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Drains, floods, creeks

I was thankful for Duncan Dey’s input at the last Council meeting where two representatives spoke in public access...

Hydro cannabis bust in Tweed

Police have confiscated equipment they say was being used for a hydroponic cannabis station set up in a Tweed Heads garage.

Diner Lennox – true hospitality

The Diner Lennox is a true community-based restaurant run by a couple of guys who love hospitality, and get...

You may have missed… mangroves’ carbon storage potential, smart implants, and twitter misinformation

Mangrove forests are massive carbon sinks, capable of storing over 1,000 tonnes of carbon per hectare.

Vale Bruce Kent

Bruce Kent (22.8.29–8.6.22)  was one of the greatest compassionate advocates for disarmament and humanity: • General Secretary 1980–85 CND (Campaign...

No blame in this game

I do not wish to condemn politicians for the state of corruption in this country. However, I do wish...

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Legions of newness at The Bolt Hole

The Bolt Hole opened its ‘church door’ just over two years ago and, as promised, has become the evening place of refuge for many. Always...

First Nations place-names under Ballina council spotlight

Greater efforts at reconciliation with First Nations people in the Ballina Shire when it comes to place-names is to happen after furious agreement at June’s council meeting.

Police seeking public assistance following Byron Bay assault

A serious assault in Byron Bay on Friday, 3 June, 2022 has led to police releasing further CCTV footage and another appeal for information from the public. 

Festival/Byron Council relations strained, motion passes

The operations manager of the Byron Music Festival says her attempts to run the event this year were cruelled by Byron Council staff, who allegedly provided organisers with false information and spoke to them like they were ‘idiots’.

Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.