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Calls to reverse NSW anti-protest laws

The harsh sentencing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco for stopping a lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April this year has led to a range of protests and the call to reverse NSW anti-protest laws by lawyer and Greens NSW Legislative Council Member Sue Higginson.

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The Menu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_uTkUGcHv4   Do chefs wield too much power in this world? The power over life and death in fact? In The...

The last curtain…

By Alan Goldstein  For twenty-one years, on the second Saturday of the month, Federal Films has brought our diverse community...

Medal storm for locals at pickleball tournament

Thirty Northern Rivers pickleball players won medals in the first ever NSW regional doubles tournament last weekend in Ballina. The...

Mullum’s zebra crossing win hard fought by residents

A zebra crossing is being installed at a pedestrian safety blackspot near the centre of Mullumbimby, following a long-running campaign by a group of local residents.

Mullum’s Federation Bridge closed again tonight

Mullum and hinterland residents and visitors are reminded that Federation Bridge will be closed again tonight from 6pm to 4am for repairs. 

Global Ripple Op Shop in Byron destroyed by fire

The much-loved Global Ripple Op Shop in the Byron Arts & Industrial Estate has suffered major damage in a fire that also struck Byron Bay taxis and the Suby pop up cafe.

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Byron Council rejects Urbis holiday-let cap report, vows to lobby for 90-day limit

The Byron Shire Council has voted to continue lobbying the state government for a 90-day cap on holiday rentals in certain parts of the shire.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

Byron Councillor seeks mandatory contact with new rural landowners

A Notice of Motion before Byron Council this Thursday aims to formalise ‘a mandatory initial contact for Council with all new purchasers of land in the rural areas of our Shire to ensure they are aware of this service’.

Byron Councillor wins court case against Council

Councillor Alan Hunter has won a court case against the very council he was elected to, perhaps ending a protracted battle with his neighbours over his desire to operate a self-storage facility at the end of a short rural road in Myocum.

Byron council GM to wrangle Cr Hunter’s DA

The ongoing saga of Cr Alan Hunter’s development application for a self-storage facility on his property at the end of Pinegroves Road in Myocum continues as councillors in confidential session handed responsibility for the DA to general manager Ken Gainger.

Councillor takes Council to court

There’s a new chapter to a seemingly neverending drama revolving around National Party-aligned councillor Alan Hunter’s battle to operate a self-storage facility on his rural Myocum property.

Cr Hunter’s move will hurt Byron ratepayers

Graham Mathews, Myocum. Bloodied but unbowed! After the almost unanimous rejection of his 2016 Development Application for his mega-mini-storage complex by his fellow Byron shire councillors, the worthy Cr Alan Hunter strikes back with an appeal to the Land and Environment Court against the decision.

Byron councillor’s self-storage development refused

A proposal for a controversial large self-storage facility on a short road in Myocum by Byron Cr Alan Hunter was rejected at last Thursday’s council meeting.

Rate rise amid fears of amalgamation

Byron Shire Council has forged ahead with the Special Rates Variation (SRV) amid fears of amalgamation at Thursday’s council meeting. Councillor Alan Hunter's DA refused as council awaits a review of current trial DA in 2017.

Pinegroves Road accident a salient lesson

Graham Mathews, Byron Bay. Our darkest fears about increased traffic flow in Pinegroves Road generally and the resulting potential for accidents at the corner with...

Tweed Council secures environmental water sharing during drought

Two items at last week's Tweed Shire Council meeting highlighted the commitment of the council to sharing water with the environment even during low-flow and drought periods. 

Celebrating the life of Jack Paris Crittle

Young DJ and keen surfer, Jack Crittle, was tragically killed in a car accident last week. A celebration of his life will be held this Monday, 12 December at 10am.

Mullum’s Federation Bridge closed again tonight

Mullum and hinterland residents and visitors are reminded that Federation Bridge will be closed again tonight from 6pm to 4am for repairs. 

Changing the world with non-violent action

‘Nonviolence  is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.’ These are the words of Gandhi, the man who led nationwide campaigns in his country to ease poverty by creating a movement of resistance that contributed to ending British Rule in India.