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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

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Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a recent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

MusicNSW appoints Nino for regional representation

MusicNSW is endeavouring to support regional music and musicians by appointing seven Regional Music Officers (RMOs) across the state.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

Echo ad leads to AVO arrest of Council activist

Vocal Council critic and longtime activist, John Anderson, aka Fast Buck$, was arrested last Friday night for allegedly breaching his Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) by an Echo ad.

Interview with Chris Cheney, lead vocalist of The Living End

The Living End are truly Rock Royalty. Formed in 1994 in Melbourne, it was 1997 when the band blasted through with their double A side single featuring ‘Prisoner of Society’ and ‘Second Solution’ – songs that have become festival anthems around the world. This five times ARIA-winning band are one of the Aussie treasures playing at Bluesfest this October.

Stories about "cyclists":

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible at night. Wear high visibility...

Cyclists injured near Eviron during racing event

Police say an investigation is underway after multiple cyclists were injured during a cycling event on Sunday morning.

Footpath cyclists a danger to young and old

Bronwyn Sindel, Mullumbimby.  I wanted to thank Phil Holloway from Byron council for taking a stand on bicycle riding on footpaths, especially those in the heart...

Motorists drive lethal weapons

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. I completely agree with Pagan Morgan, there are some cyclists doing stupid stuff and reckless speed on footpaths, endangering pedestrians is completely out of order, followed closely by night riding without lights in dark clothing. I'd also like to thank Pagan for demonstrating one point I was trying to make.

Cyclist with road rage beware

Gordon Haynes, (small red Mercedes), Federal. To the rude and ignorant MAMIL (male cyclist) on Coolamon Scenic Drive and Coorabell Road, between 16:30 and 17:00 on Monday March 23…

New line markings nothing to Marvell at

Ross Kendall, Byron Bay. The new kerbs and traffic set-up in Marvel Street, Byron Bay, are a horror story for cyclists. I am talking about where Marvel meets Jonson Street.

Drivers, not cyclists, irresponsible

Paul Brecht, Mullumbimby. I am a cyclist in Mullum and I ride mostly on bikeways and footpaths, the reason being I don’t want to get bowled over by any maniac speeding around the streets.

Spin cycle

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. At no time did I attack a poor little motorist, defenceless in their two-tonne steel box. I responded to a letter attacking cyclists, ascribing anything the writer has ever seen a cyclist do wrong to every cyclist on the road.

All road users need to show respect

Byron drivers come up to be relatively considerate of riders, with some ugly exceptions to be sure.

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.