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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Stories about "Fingal Head":

That’s not a shell: explosive found at Fingal

Fossicking for shells on the shore may not be the most environmentally conscious thing to do but if beach clean-ups are your thing, mind the bombs.

Fox trapping in bushland aids threatened fauna

Fox trapping will be undertaken in priority bushland areas next week to assist the breeding of threatened local fauna.

Man drowns trying to save girl at Fingal Head

A Gold Coast man aged in his 30s drowned trying to save a mum and daughter caught in a rip at Fingal Head yesterday (Friday) afternoon.

Woman dies helping to save boy at Fingal Head

A woman has died after trying to help a young boy who was swept off rocks into water at Fingal Head on Saturday afternoon.

Fingal Head tree ‘massacre’ raised in parliament

Two north coast MPs have given bipartisan support for changes to the controversial ’10/50’ vegetation clearing laws, telling parliament they resulted in the clearing of protected littoral rainforest on a property on the Tweed Coast dubbed the Fingal Head ‘chainsaw massacre’.

Rainforest clearing at Fingal ‘a wakeup call’

The federal government has been called on to stop endangered vegetation being wiped out as a result of the state government’s bushfire-zone land-clearing laws.

Council to fight appeal on Fingal Head DA

Tweed Shire Council will defend an appeal by the owner of a Fingal Head property where a rare rainforest remnant was controversially wiped out just days after council knocked back his bid to develop the land for two luxury villas.

Yacht rescued off Fingal Head

Three people and their yacht have been rescued near Cook Island, off the coast of Fingal Head after they experienced both engine and sail failures this morning.

Tweed wants new fire code suspended in wake of clearing

Tweed Shire Council is calling for the state government to immediately suspend a controversial new bush fire law which is being blamed for the destruction of a rare littoral rainforest remnant at Fingal Head two weeks ago.

Fingal Head Public School cleans up at awards

Fingal Head Public School has cleaned up at this year's Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) Clean Beach National Awards.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.