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Rail, trail or both?

Not-for-profit Northern Rivers Railway, and Northern Regional Railway Company, are working to extend a climate-friendly passenger train service to...

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Rail, trail or both?

Not-for-profit Northern Rivers Railway, and Northern Regional Railway Company, are working to extend a climate-friendly passenger train service to...

Dinner at Three Blue Ducks

A new dinner menu has arrived at Three Blue Ducks Byron Bay, taking advantage of seasonal winter produce and...

Heilpern’s piece

Re Heilpern’s Echo piece last week. I am not Jewish, but married into the local Israeli community. If you...

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....

Young readers well catered for with contemporary books and rising stars

This year’s festival features some of the buzziest young authors, including Bri Lee, author of Eggshell Skull with a new novel called The Work. Lee will appear alongside zeitgeisty author Jessie Tu with The Honeyeater.

Renewed appeal for information after human remains located – Coffs Harbour

Police have renewed their appeal for information after human remains were located at a Coffs Harbour beach last month.

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Tweed councillor spat sparked by ‘elite’ tennis-club loan

Outgoing Tweed mayor Gary Bagnall claims he was under pressure to sign council documents for a controversial $100,000 interest-free loan to an elite tennis club when he snapped at a fellow councillor who has since taken the spat to police and the courts.

Tweed council spat ‘stretches thin blue line’

The laying of a police complaint by a Tweed shire councillor against a political opponent after last Thursday’s mayoral-election meeting has been described as the ‘Tweed’s biggest ever dummy spit’.

Tweed elects its first Greens mayor

Tweed shire has its first Greens mayor after Cr Katie Milne’s name was drawn out of a box in a surprise election ballot earlier tonight (Thursday).

Numbers stacked against Tweed’s fighting mayor

Tweed mayor Gary Bagnall, who faces an uphill battle next week to retain his role in the top job, says he fears for the future of local government in the shire if his pro-development opponents take the reins of power.

Koala-gate debate brings out good, bad and ugly

Joan Doris, Nerang.It was appalling when the proposal for the removal of the koala protection gates at Black Rocks was discussed. After several very comprehensive, sensible and informative presentations by community members were presented the handling of this very important issue by some of the councillors was deplorable.

Bagnall no ‘yes minister’

David Norris, Pottsville. It is a cause for celebration that Tweed Shire mayor Gary Bagnall is not a 'business-as-usual' man. In fact, in his personal life he is a very successful ethical businessman.

Tweed mayor says Nats gagged him over CSG

Tweed mayor Gary Bagnall has launched a scathing attack on state MP Geoff Provest and deputy premier Troy Grant, accusing the two National Party politicians of trying to gag him over his stand against coal-seam gas (CSG) mining.

Murwillumbah showground set to take in campers

Murwillumbah’s historic showground is set to be opened up for overnight camping for caravans and recreational vehicles (RVs) in a bid to boost tourism to the town and surrounding hinterland villages.

New Tweed mayor keen to give his best ‘as a team’

Tweed shire has a new mayor and deputy mayor, with Cr Gary Bagnall elected to the top role for the next 12 months after an extraordinary meeting last night.

Tweed mayor challenged for top role

Tweed Cr Barry Longland’s three-year term as mayor looks set to end next week with one of his factional colleagues challenging for the role.

Heilpern’s piece

Re Heilpern’s Echo piece last week. I am not Jewish, but married into the local Israeli community. If you call a fear for my...

Common knowledge

It is common knowledge shared by Byron Shire Council (BSC) water and sewer engineering staff and the director of infrastructure that approximately twelve houses...

Mrs Elliot

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

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...