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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Other News

Developer sparks storage stress

Byron-based property owner/developer, Josh Thompson, has created a shitstorm within the community after trying to evict customers renting 160 units at his ACE storage facility within a week, to make way for 26 warehouses.

Singing songs of sorrow and resilience

Tucked away in a Mullumbimby music studio, a group of local musicians have been pouring their hearts out through song.

Tragedy of the commons

The tragedy of the commons refers to a situation in which individuals with access to a public resource (also...

Richmond Tweed Regional Library Mobile Library is on the road

Following the destruction of the previous trailer in this year’s unprecedented floods, a replacement trailer for the Richmond Tweed Regional Mobile Library has arrived – it's been polished and loaded with brand-new books and is on the road.

Potholes

Who’s with me in launching a class action against Byron and Lismore councils for compensation for us hapless ratepayers...

Israel Junkets

According to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute report federal parliamentarians received 139 sponsored trips of which 25 went to...

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Dinner with the GG and more, Ballina Council May wrap

Water, croquet, parks, sheds, Wardell and vice-regal visits were on the agenda for Ballina's May meeting.

Flood protection plan for Ballina

Flooding was back on the agenda at Ballina Shire Council's last meeting, with councillors agreeing to adopt a flood protection strategy which was in the works well prior to the 2022 flooding crisis, but has now acquired new urgency.

Progress at Ross Lane?

The perennial question 'is Ross Lane open?' edged closer to an answer yesterday, with Ballina Council discussing a range of options to solve the flooding problem which regularly cuts off Lennox's main access to the west. Ross Lane has been closed again this week.

What’s happening with Lake Ainsworth?

Residents of Lennox Head and visitors have been commenting on social media and in person about the ongoing flooding of Lake Ainsworth since torrential rain hit the Northern Rivers in March.

Will Ballina Island sink?

That was the question at the heart of an impassioned plea to Ballina Shire Council's last meeting from Ballina Environment Society's Claudia Caliari.

Ballina SES site to be upgraded despite flood risks

Hopes for new State Emergency Services [SES] headquarters in a flood-free part of Ballina are on hold while the local council proceeds with plans to upgrade existing facilities.

Flood-affected Tweed firm wins business award

Amid the turmoil of the North Coast flooding, Chinderah landscaping and lawn maintenance firm Early Up has been crowned the winner of the Home and Garden Improvement category in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards.

Yachts come off moorings in Ballina

A group of yachts moored in Emigrant Creek, West Ballina, have come adrift as flood waters surged through the region yesterday.

Lismore floods again, levee overtopped

Like the sequel to a horror film no one wanted to see, Lismore was hit again by severe storms and major flooding yesterday.

Flooding in Ballina this morning

Parts of Ballina are underwater this morning as an intense low batters the region.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.