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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

NSW Regional Housing Taskforce to recommend holiday rental regulation changes

Regional Housing Taskforce Chair Garry Fielding says recommendations around short-term holiday letting regulations will feature in his report to planning minister Rob Stokes later this month.

Greed

I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did...

Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

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COVID testing centres open in Byron Shire this weekend

In the aftermath of three infectious people staying in the Far North Coast area earlier in the month, surprisingly, NSW Health has to date reported no new cases of COVID-19 in the Byron Shire, or broader Northern Rivers.

TOOT still fighting to save the rails

The issue of rail travels and resurrecting the lines on the far north coast have been the subject for debate, often very heated, since May 15, 2004, when the last XPT train left Murwillumbah station, putting an end to 110 years of rail transport in the region.

Total fire ban for much of NSW today

Fire conditions are classified as severe and very high today and the RFS says people should stay alert and informed.

Thousands Strike 4 Climate on the Far North Coast

Estimates of close to 6,000 students and supporters have been reported from the Student Strike 4 Climate currently being held in Byron Bay. Other centres around the Far North Coast and the rest of the state are also reporting a massive turn outs.

Early start to bush fire season

With fires blazing along the east coast, it’s not surprising that the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) have declared an early start to the Bush Fire Danger Period for the Far North Coast.

The homeless need your help now

For people sleeping rough, this is a really hard time of year and services for the homeless and needy are stretched to their limits.

Far north coast to host Surftag

For the first time in the 13-year history of Jim Beam Surftag the Far North Coast of NSW will hold its own qualifying event for the Australian Championships this Saturday in the Lennox Head/Ballina region.

A massive day of junior football in Lismore

A glorious day of football played out at Oakes Oval on Sunday as the Grade 12 to Grade 15 teams battled out their finals. The proved that the standard of football on the far north coast is really high and players and coaches should be really proud of their efforts.

Shores United win Grand Final and outscore everyone

Well, it's been a long hard road for the Shores United boys. They have copped some lop sided hidings over the years, but that all changed last Saturday at Oaks oval. To their credit the boys have stuck together through thick and thin, some of them since they were six.

Junior union thriving in the north

Far North Coast Five Far North Coast representative players have been selected to the 2013 NSW Country Rugby under-15s including Finn McElroy from Byron Bay...

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...