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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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Local housing prices down over 20 per cent

The region has seen falling house prices, new data from CoreLogic suggests.

Traffic control in Byron’s Main Beach carpark

Minor traffic disruption with traffic control in place is expected in Byron Bay’s Main Beach car park this week.

Death wish

Money that should be spent on decarbonisation is being spent on catastrophe repairs. We are putting out the fire...

2022 flood & DAs

At  Byron Council’s meeting on April 18, we didn’t get time to deal with Report 14.1 which contained formal...

Northern rivers surfers help Australia win the World Junior Surfing Championships

Fingal Head surfer Dane Henry has won an individual gold to help Australia claim its eighth World Junior Surfing...

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.

Stories about "farming":

Police charge Murwillumbah man over farm theft

A 44-year-old Murwillumbah man is charged with stealing around $30,000 worth of irrigation pipe and equipment from a commercial fruit and vegetable farm in Cudgen.

Maca farmers and other growers face water sharing compliance checks

Federal authorities say they’ll be carrying out on-site inspections of properties with irrigated agriculture around Ballina, Casino, and Lismore this week to ensure compliance with water sharing rules.

Early tractor finds forever home at National Museum

Farming is not what it once was and innovations in all areas of agricultural industry have seen processes become faster, more productive and hopefully safer.

North Coast farmers come together for newest branch of NSW Farmers

NSW Farmers have a new branch for their organisation and it is based here on the North Coast ‘heralding a new era for agriculture in Byron Shire and the Tweed Valley’.

Editorial – Getting recovery right

The recognition of loss and damage at COP27 is a cause for celebration by those countries, especially developing countries, already experiencing the impacts of climate change.

Where is agriculture going in the Northern Rivers?

As the climate emergency bites, and the population grows, farmers are becoming more innovative than ever. The passion and imagination of the Northern Rivers agricultural sector makes this a place to watch.

Byron Council vote to protect farmland from State government onslaught

A new ‘Agritourism’ policy proposed by the State Government will compromise regionally significant farming and food production by stealth, Byron Council says.

Resilience – what does it mean to you?

How do we create more resilient communities in 2021? The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow is kicking off from February 13, with a series of neighbourhood events planned across the area.

Will secondary dwellings remove agriculture from Tweed?

The impact of secondary dwellings on rural lots smaller than ten hectares in Tweed Shire will be discussed at this afternoons Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Deadly winter cow disease outbreak on Northern Rivers

Vets on the Northern Rivers are warning cattle producers to look out for deadly cow disease, Yersiniosis. You might know it as 'mud scours'.

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.