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Local MP pushes for social housing at hospital site 

What negotiations are happening behind closed doors with the former Mullum hospital site? 

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‘Mono’ wins Hawaiian adaptive surfing title

Byron Bay surfer Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart won his division at the Hawaiin Adaptive Surfing Championships two weeks ago.

Council staff to look at limiting bulk and scale in Wategos  

A motion by Cr Sarah Ndiaye (Greens) to amend the LEP to reduce the building height limits in the Wategos residential area from 9m to 8m was unsuccessful at last Thursday’s Council meeting. 

Police to evict in Lismore this morning?

Police are expected to arrive around 8:30am this morning to evict people living at a house in Pine Street Lismore at the behest of the NSW Reconstruction Authority, or charge occupants who refuse to leave with trespass.

Last Nudge for the season

It’s wrapping up with a grand finale line-up of DJs and performance talent, and they can’t wait!

Contaminated fuel claims

A man who says a petrol station in the southern Tweed Heads area sold him contaminated fuel is seeking any other motorists who may have experienced the same. 

Kinship Festival – Unity Celebration

In Murwillumbah 6,000 people celebrated the annual Kinship Festival on Saturday, 25 May with the theme of Yabulgu – Together as one, Unity for our children’s future.

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Police confirm two babies dead on February 11 in Mullumbimby

NSW Police have confirmed that at about 2am Sunday 11 February, emergency services were called to a home in Mullumbimby following reports of a concern for welfare.

Another wallaby death on beach prompts calls on dog owners 

A Byron local says a dead wallaby found on Belongil beach last Saturday had all the hallmarks of a dog attack, and is calling on the public to be more vigilant and for authorities to step up to help protect native wildlife.

Critical incident investigation underway over death of tasered woman

A Critical incident investigation is underway after the death of a woman who was hit with a police taser overnight in Stockton, near Newcastle.

Man dead after Robina stabbing

NSW Police say detectives have charged a man after the death of a 26-year-old man at Robina last night, Thursday, August 17.

What are the costs of our actions, and who really pays the price?

A couple of weeks ago I came across the creature. I thought it was dead. It looked emaciated and was totally unresponsive to me asking it questions and poking at it with a stick.

10 dead in Greta bus crash

Senior NSW police will address the media later this morning after 10 people died and multiple others were injured in a bus crash at Greta, in the state’s Hunter region overnight.

Man shot dead by police in Tenterfield

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation is underway after police shot an armed man in Tenterfield last night.

Vale Tony Barry, actor and activist 

Tributes have been paid after the death of locally-based actor and activist, Tony Barry, who died on December 21, 2022 in Murwillumbah, NSW, after a long illness. 

Floods claim another life on the Far North Coast

NSW Police say a fifth person has been located deceased during the ongoing flood operation in Northern NSW.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.

SHIFT staying put in Byron

Established in 2019, Linen SHIFT is a social enterprise commercial laundry of the SHIFT Project – a learning environment where women can acquire work readiness skills by practising them on the job. 

Why jobseekers were abandoned

Many were left puzzled by the recent federal budget by Labor Treasurer, Jim Chalmers, with its projected surplus of $9.3 billion. 

Kingscliff locals concerned over proposal to remove trees at Merve Edwards Fields for AFL

The potential of removing trees from the Merve Edwards Fields site at Kingscliff to accommodate the Kingscliff Junior AFL Club has raised concerns of locals and neighbours who say that this is not a proposal they support. 

Ballina Council to look into making tiny homes accessible 

The idea of living in a tiny home can seem like a simple solution to our housing crisis – but getting council approvals for a permanent tiny home on private land can be challenging.