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Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

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Renewables/Wallum

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Coopers Shoot wedding venue proposed 

Another local holiday accommodation operator is looking to cash in on the lucrative rural wedding market, this time in Coopers Shoot. 

Residents face being cut from Mullum’s water 

Dozens of Mullumbimby residents located close to the town’s local water source at Lavertys Gap Weir in Wilsons Creek are uniting against a recommendation by Byron Shire Council staff to disconnect the town’s local water supply.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

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Toothless watchdogs and failed promises

The state of Australia's natural environment is rapidly going from bad to worse, as those in government with a duty of care choose to dress windows and kick potential solutions down the road.

NSW EPA fails forests as federal Environment minister looks at developing action plan

The federal Environment minister Tanya Plibersek announced in the last week the development of an action plan that will assist in the protection of habitat for threatened species. Yet the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act and the NSW Environmental Protection Authority continues to fail fauna and flora across the state and Australia with the country now recognised as a ‘global deforestation hotspot’.

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Paddle-out for innovative shaper, Geoff McCoy

There are shapers and there are shapers.  Geoff McCoy was our local eminent, and world-recognised, master surfboard shaper. I call this gaggle of exclusive surfboard...