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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

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Kingscliff residents have ‘serious concerns’ over hospital development

The community remains ‘seriously concerned’ over the risks to the remaining State Significant Farmland that surrounds the new hospital site, the future of free parking for staff and visitors, and the future of the existing Tweed Hospital.

Duranbah fire being controlled

An RFS spokesman said that a house was destroyed by fire in Mooball yesterday. The Duranbah bushfire has covered 294 ha and is being controlled by local crews with support from the air.

Local RFS recruits getting hands on during training

The RFS is back on track training new recruits for the Rural Fire Service (RFS) as they prepare for the next fire season.

Is state significant farmland at Kingscliff under development threat again?

Relocating the Tweed Hospital to to the contentious new site at Kingscliff has divided the community with many claiming that it is just the first step to remove the state significant farmland (SSF) status and opening it up for development.

Kingscliff’s backdoor development

Stirling McWhirter, Kingscliff The NSW sitting member, Mr Provest, along with his mates, has stated numerous times that the building of a hospital on state significant...

Albanese: new Tweed hospital, ‘planning gone wrong’

It was a busy morning outside the Kingscliff TAFE today as Anthony Albanese MP held a doorstop press conference to discuss the Nationals' plan for the new hospital on the community at Cudgen.

Labor throws out debate challenge to Nationals over Tweed Hospital site

A challenge to a public debate on the proposed Tweed Hospital site at Cudgen has been issued by Country Labor candidate Craig Elliot to sitting Nationals member Geoff Provest as accusations of favours to developer mates continue to be tossed around.

Is federal approval needed for new Tweed Hospital site?

Local Federal MP Justine Elliot has highlighted the requirement for the proposed Tweed Hospital site at Cudgen, near Kingscliff, to be referred to the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment

Capsized boat alerts Marine Rescue with flare

A flare was sighted 2km north East of Cudgen this morning at about 9am alerting authorities that a boat was in danger.

Tweed’s mega-hospital site ‘will kill off prime farmland’

A Tweed shire councillor says the NSW government’s preferred site for a half-billion dollar Tweed Valley Hospital will pave the way for the destruction on prime agricultural land at Cudgen west of Kingscliff.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...