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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

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Storylines: Telling our stories connects people to our history and the environment

Aboriginal knowledge, is tied up in stories, dance and art. I share my verbal knowledge with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. It is about connecting people to our history of country and heritage and also helps them understand their connection to our environment.

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.

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.