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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

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TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

Northern NSW Local Health District COVID update for January 14

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 8pm last night, January 13, there were 905 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the District – this figure does not include positive rapid antigen tests (RAT) for the reporting period.

The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

No by-elections during this Tweed Council term

Tuesday's Tweed Council meeting's second order of business was to decide if a by-election should take place if a councillor could not continue in their elected role. 

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

Stories about "Ewingsdale Road":

A secret meeting and that $78m funding application

Answers to questions raised by Cr Basil Cameron regarding a secret meeting and a $78m funding application by staff to a federal agency to upgrade the M1 highway interchange at Byron Bay have been answered by Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway.

Artwork for Bayshore Drive roundabout to mirror lighthouse

The enduring sight of Cape Byron Lighthouse will be replicated in a bespoke artwork on the new roundabout taking shape on Ewingsdale Rd, highlighting the main entrance to Byron Bay.

Massive Ewingsdale medical centre rubber stamped by JRPP

A large medical centre on the corner of McGettigans Lane and Ewingsdale Road has been approved by the Joint Regional Planning panel.

Tree removal causes ‘gridlock’ in Byron Bay

Ewingsdale Road traffic is banked up as far as the Cavanbah Sports and Cultural Centre as Byron Shire Council workers bring down two massive old Norfolk Pines trees on Shirley Street, Byron Bay.

Ewingsdale Road traffic to get worse

If you thought that being trapped in traffic in Byron’s Ewingsdale Road was about as bad as it could get, think again. It’s about to get a whole lot worse.

Ewingsdale Road reopens after oil spill

Updated, 3:45pm: Ewingsdale Road is now open to traffic and both lanes are open after an oil spill early this morning closed it for much of the day.

Byron business chamber supports road-widening plan

Plans by Byron Shire Council to create a permanent second lane along Shirley and Lawson Streets heading into Byron Bay have been cautiously welcomed by the town’s chamber of commerce, Byron United.

Ewingsdale traffic nightmare

Ross Cornwill
, Lennox Head. I must agree with Labor candidate Paul Spooner's view of what the current government's public transport priorities are. The growing queues of traffic at Christmas time on Ewingsdale Road was incredible to see.

Park and ride returns to Byron Bay

The park and ride Magic Bus will run from Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex on Ewingsdale Road into town from December 29 to January 4.

Byron traffic improvements

Stuart Baird, Ewingsdale. I would like to thank Byron councillors for voting to implement the improvements at Shirley Street/ Lawson Street roundabout. I think it will improve traffic flow through town, especially for locals not heading for the beach.

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18 January. These numbers include 663...

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.