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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump...

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

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.

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Heritage Bruns?

David Kolb, Brunswick Head When Mathew O’Reilly spoke to Council regarding heritage listing for parts of Brunswick Heads he was quoted...

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Lismore and Tweed evacuation orders in place

Updated, 6.15pm: The SES is directing residents of Lismore CBD, North and South Lismore, Tweed Heads South and West, South Murwillumbah, Condong, Tumbulgum, Bilambil, Chinderah and Fingal to evacuate where safe transit exists and they are able to do so.

‘Perfect storm’ heading for northern rivers

A combination of the tail of Cyclone Debbie and a cold front moving up from the Great Australian Bight has caused the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) to warn north coast residents to brace for major flooding tomorrow and into Friday.

Flood warning for Wilsons River

Some 210mm has fallen over the Wilsons River catchment in the 12 hours to 3pm, prompting the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a minor flood warning. An earlier minor flood warning for the Brunswick River has been withdrawn.

Flood warning for Richmond River

Update:A minor flood warning has been issued for the Richmond River at Kyogle. An average of 109 millimetres of rain has fallen over the Richmond catchment during the 18 hours to 3pm today (August 24). However, rain has eased since 3pm this afternoon.

Tweed & Byron residents return but North Lismore ordered to evacuate

Updated 6.30pm Sunday: Residents of Tweed and north Byron shires may return home after the SES issued an all clear for those areas. Lismore CBD is now also clear But an evacuation order is still in place for North Lismore.

Get set for a weekend of wet and wild weather

Tomorrow’s planned Love Lennox Festival has been postponed following predictions of strong winds and heavy rain over the weekend, with falls in excess of 100mm expected on Saturday alone.

Weather emergency over says SES

Update 9am Saturday: The SES says the weather emergency on the north coast has passed after the east coast low that battered the region on Friday has moved south.

Caution urged as wet weather settles in

Updated 5:50pm Thursday: Minor flood warnings are in place for the Tweed, Richmond/Wilsons and Brunswick river valleys and a flood watch for moderate to major flooding is current for the Tweed Valley.

Flood watch for northern rivers as tropical low intensifies

The Bureau of Meteorology says up to 400mm of rain could fall over the north coast on Friday and Saturday.

 The exact amount of rainfall will depend on the eventual severity of a tropical low that is currently located over the Coral Sea.

Here comes the rain again

The weather is easing after a night of rain and rivers and creeks across the northern rivers are beginning to retreat from their peak levels. But caution is urged and some roads are closed (read on for details).

Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.