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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Appeal to locate woman missing from Ballina

NSW Police have sent out a media alert – they are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman missing from Ballina and have issued a SMS get-target alert.

Pedal power celebrated at Murwillumbah film night

Those with an interest in films and cycling will be in heaven this Thursday night (August 11) when the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah hosts the Big Bike Film Night.

Tweed Council refuse aged care facility Tweed Heads

The proposed aged care facility at Caloola Drive Tweed Heads (DA20/0712) was refused at the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: For Sale: Moral compass

Some weeks it’s hard to navigate the big feelings I have around injustice; the kind of injustice that occurs every day, everywhere, underwritten by the privilege of some at the expense of the many. The shit stuff people get away with! The shit stuff no one notices. Shit stuff always happens to people who don’t have much to start with. I sometimes wonder how you can hear story after story and not realise the system is broken. Capitalism sucks. Let’s go break stuff – like, the dominant paradigm! We haven’t managed to subvert it – so can we smash it into tiny pieces? Please?

More wildlife please

When a wallaby loped across the dirt road, my heart leapt. It used to be common to spot wallabies...

Bruns underground car park reconsidered 

Byron Council’s decision to approve a controversial mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads that would include the town’s first underground car park could be overturned at this week’s meeting, with a group of councillors moving a rescission motion.

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Burning pizza box thought to have sparked Tweed unit fire

Police say they believe a group of young teens playing with a lighter was responsible for a fire on the Tweed over the weekend.

Fire devastates iconic Byron wedding venue

Owners of an iconic wedding venue in Byron say they are urgently calling customers and relocating weddings after fire destroyed the main building over the weekend.

Sending firefighters to Ballina for training ‘crazy’, says union sec

A fire-fighters union representative has confirmed the organisation told Tweed Heads workers not to leave their station closed for a day to attend training in Ballina last week.

Alternative facts? Labor MP says Northern Rivers fire station temporarily closed, fire chief says untrue

Member for the Blue Mountains Trish Doyle last week told media the regional station was closed so fire-fighters could go to a community outreach program in Ballina.

Become a firefighter!

Firefighters will open the doors to hundreds of fire stations across NSW on Saturday, 18 May for the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Open Day, inviting people to learn more about Australia’s largest urban fire and rescue service.

Local fire stations’ open day, May 18

Local Fire and Rescue NSW fire stations will open its doors to the public on May 18 from 10am till 2pm to give a glimpse into how fire and rescue services operate.

Get ready for fire season this weekend

It is time to get ready for the fire season. Find out how to protect your home and family at this weekends Get Ready Weekend. Volunteer firefighters are there to give advice on how to be prepared – there will also be fun activities for the kids to enjoy.

Byron needs firies

Matt Crisp, deputy captain, Fire & Rescue NSW, Byron Bay. The Byron Bay Fire Brigade is seeking adaptable, physically fit, team orientated men and women with a...

Firefighter awarded for saving gull at Bruns

Jason Baker, PETA Australia director of campaigns. For assisting a gull who was tangled in fishing line and dangling over the Brunswick Heads footbridge, fire officer Trudy Ashworth from Fire & Rescue NSW at Brunswick Heads will receive a Hero to Animals Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.