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Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

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Increase in Reef coral cover comes with a warning

As we witness the ongoing destruction of the Great Barrier Reef by global warming and climate change, new data showing an increase in coral cover in some areas of the Reef is promising news.

A melodious morning

Dean Doyle and Sophistication are back this week for Morning Melodies at the Ballina RSL. Dean, Narelle and Paul...

A well-thought-out blend

Noy Ben Ami says that he ‘feels the vibe of the crowd and place’ before he starts to play his original music.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Byron women’s AFL narrowly avoids first loss

A battle royale unfolded last Saturday afternoon at the Cavanbah oval when the Byron Bay women’s AFL team took...

Pedal power celebrated at Murwillumbah film night

Those with an interest in films and cycling will be in heaven this Thursday night (August 11) when the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah hosts the Big Bike Film Night.

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Knitting Nannas join MP to celebrate people power

The Ballina Knitting Nannas against Gas joined with Ballina MP Tamara Smith yesterday for 'a very merry knit-in, to craft the end of CSG in the region'.

Deputy premier wants region gasfield free

The campaign to keep the northern rivers gasfield-free has been boosted with deputy premier and Nationals leader Troy Grant calling for a halt to coal seam gas (CSG) in the region, a stand welcomed by longtime opponents of the industry.

Working toward a totally gasfield-free region

Dean Draper, Gasfield Free Northern Rivers coordinator. With state election results now finalised, Gasfield Free Northern Rivers is looking forward to a gasfield-free future for the northern rivers and working with new and returning MPs to continue the ongoing work of achieving a it.

Anti-gas protestors to target Nationals in Ballina

Anti-coal seam gas will converge on the Nationals campaign office in Ballina today to present 2200 ‘photo letters’ demanding a gasfield free region.

Parliamentary inquiry calls for a halt to CSG expansion in NSW

An upper house inquiry into CSG mining in the state has concluded any expansion of the industry should stop until all of the recommendations of the NSW chief scientist, Professor Mary O’Kane, are complied with.

Gas plan gives go-ahead in northern rivers

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has criticised the NSW Government’s recently released gas plan, saying it reopens the region to CSG mining, including within 200 metres of rural homes.

Carols against gas at Thomas George’s office

Lismore National Party MP Thomas George let carollers eat cake when they gathered outside his office to sing for a gasfield free northern rivers on Thursday.

CSG industry to be ‘reset’, but opponents sceptical

North coast National Party MPs say their government will buy back all existing coal-seam gas (CSG) licences in NSW under a plan to ’reset’ the CSG industry.

Gas shortage a furphy, Tweed council told

Tweed Shire Council is urging the Liberal and National coalition to support north coast communities opposed to coal-seam gas (CSG) by introducing an immediate ban on all CSG activities and licences in the region.

Gas licence application freeze a farce

Adam Guise, Greens candidate for Lismore. The coal seam gas license freeze, announced by the minister for resources and energy Anthony Roberts in March this year, is a farce and an insult to the people of the northern rivers after the minister confirmed that many license applications over the region continue to be processed.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.