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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Labor’s gas failure?

I can’t understand how Labor can commit to gas for the future while the UN Secretary-General said last year...

Public housing forum/doco May 16

A documentary exploring the devastating impacts of losing one’s home owing to the privatisation and demolition of public housing assets will be screened May 16 at the Palace Cinema.

Once Upon A Time

Local artist Michelle Ansoul’s sepia-toned photographic prints reflect moments of her hometown Byron Bay over the course of four...

Commemorating ten years since V Day at Bentley

It's ten years today since a wave of relief spread through Camp Liberty at Bentley, when those gathered discovered that the riot police would not be coming, and gas company Metgasco was being referred to ICAC by the NSW government.

Rainbow Dragons turn it on at Kalang regatta

The Rainbow Dragons (Lennox Head-Ballina) successfully competed in the Kalang Dragon Boat Regatta at Urunga earlier this month. The first...

Art of Change raises $40,000

The 'Art of Change' auction, held on Saturday night at the Byron School of Art in support of Mandy Nolan's campaign for the seat of Richmond, was a resounding success. The event attracted 150 people and raised an impressive $40,000 through the sale of donated artworks.

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Dart sells north coast CSG licence

The NSW Labor opposition’s promise to ban coal seam gas (CSG) on the northern rivers and not pay compensation to miner Metgasco for cancelling its exploration licence has riled the company’s managing director.

Nannas highlight gas licences, send off kayaker

Activist group the Ballina Knitting Nannas held a send-off for Kayak 4 Earth’s Steve Posselt outside the Nationals election office in Ballina on Monday. The group has also disputed Ballina MP Don Page’s claim that gas miner Dart Energy has relinquished its title over all land in the electorate.

Renewal of CSG licence a bad idea

Cr Jeff Johnson, Lennox Head. Dart Energy, which lays claim to the expired Petroleum Exploration License (PEL 445), has apparently ‘negotiated’ its renewal so that it can begin preparations to establish a gasfield in the northern rivers.

Partial relinquishment not enough

Paul Spooner, ALP candidate for Ballina.If the National Party is seriously onside with the community about CSG in the region why doesn't it come out and ban it?

Dart Energy’s north-coast CSG licence renewed

Labor and the Greens have slammed the state government's six-year renewal of Dart Energy's CSG exploration licence on the north coast, although campaigners have welcomed some concessions.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.