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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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Let’s dive deep into potholes!

Main Arm residents were disappointed to hear from Byron Council’s senior staff at a public meeting last Thursday night that their dangerous and rapidly deteriorating roads might not get repaired until the end of 2025 at the earliest. 

Free all the people

By any account, the current ongoing humanitarian tragedy in Gaza today needs thorough analysis, to objectively understand the causes...

Women’s Giving Circle empowering locals

A collective of passionate women taking action to tackle local disadvantage have seen essential local projects funded, and the...

Xavier Rudd joins Save Wallum campaign

Popular musician Xavier Rudd has publicly backed the Save Wallum campaign against a controversial housing estate at Brunswick Heads in the Byron Shire.

When Miriam Margoyles came to the Byron Farmers Market

Actress, author and British-Australian documentarian Miriam Margoyles recently launched her latest ABC docuseries, Impossibly Australian, in which Byron Bay...

Labor NSW spruiks healthcare worker incentives as QLD continues to poach

More than a thousand nursing graduates and students have received offers under Labor’s NSW Tertiary Health Study Subsidy Program as part of state efforts to counter staff shortages.

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Supermarkets meet Clean-up Notices obligations

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) say that Coles and Woolworths have met their immediate obligations under the Clean-up Notices issued by the Authority, with more than 5000 tonnes of soft plastics moved to safe storage.

EPA asked to reinstate protection for fire and climate refuge in Doubleduke

The North East Forest Alliance have described the decision by the Environment Protection Authority to remove a logging exclusion over an oldgrowth forest identified as a fire refuge in Doubleduke State Forest, west of Evans Head, a dereliction of duty and are calling for it to be urgently reinstated.

Council inspectors visit Limpinwood logging site

Tweed Shire Council inspectors yesterday inspected the controversial Hewittville private forestry site at Limpinwood and have given assurances that logging has not resumed despite the concerns of some locals.

Anti-forestry group ejected from audit of endangered trees

A representative of the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) was ejected from a meeting that he called with the Environment Protection Authority at Gibberagee State Forest after it was ‘gatecrashed by the Forestry Corporation’.

Iron Gates opponents want EPA investigation details released

Opponents of a proposed residential development at Iron Gates in Evans Head are calling on the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to release details of their decision not to prosecute the developer of this environmentally sensitive site on the Evans River.

EPA fines sugar co-op $15,000 over toxic discharge

The NSW Sugar Milling Co-Operative has been fined $15,000 over a toxic discharge into the Richmond River from the Broadwater mill in September, 10 months after being cautioned for a similar incident at the company’s Harwood mill.

Ballina to address private forestry concerns

The Ballina Shire Council is looking to crack down on private forestry activity in the shire to prevent the clearing of koala habitat trees and other native vegetation.

Casino logging inquiry flawed: environment group

The North East Forest Alliance is outraged that it has been blocked from attending a site inspection being held as part of an inquiry into the EPA’s handling of complaints of logging breaches by the Forestry Corporation

Northern rivers logging practices under scrutiny

The NSW Environment Defenders Office is calling for tougher penalties for loggers breaching conditions in northern rivers forests in the wake of the paltry $300 fines issued against Forestry Corporation for logging koala habitat in Royal Camp state forest near Casino last year.

EPA inquiry to consider Royal Camp failings

An upper house inquiry into the culture and management at the highest levels of the EPA will specifically include references to Royal Camp State Forest, near Casino, and Santos' CSG wastewater spill.

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.