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I’m with you Mandy…

Dominica Coulthurst, Knockrow I’m with you Mandy... all the way. Thanks so much for your Soapbox message last week. Always love...

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New gallery and studio breathes life into old church and graveyard

Was it divine intervention or western democracy that changed the fate of a former country church on the Northern Rivers last week?

Luxury Byron stay discounted

S Haslam Luxury Byron resort Crystalbrook Byron has come up with an incredible offer to anyone tragically stuck, like us,...

Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

The Block mute over its plans for Byron TV show

Plans by reality television TV show, The Block (Nine), to base an upcoming series on  Sunrise Boulevard in Sunrise, Byron Bay, has upset an elderly neighbour.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A vulnerable freedom

To live in a caring community might sometimes come at the cost of small individual liberties – like wearing a mask in the post office for ten minutes while you complete your transaction.

Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

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Murwillumbah school amalgamation not a land grab says Provest

Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest has responded to claims by Federal Labor MP Justine Elliot claiming that the school amalgamation from four to one in Murwillumbah is a cost cutting exercise as ‘just plain wrong’ and ‘malicious’.

Provest’s political point-scoring

Lynn Dickinson, Pottsville According to the NSW Government website, ‘under Section 220 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) a council is a body corporate. ...

Accusations heat up over Tweed Hospital site

The debate over the process and final location of the new Tweed Hospital site continues as the Nationals and Labor accuse each other of putting politics before the people.

More police needed, say Labor

A petition by NSW Labor calling for more police for the Tweed was launched last week, and follows on from previous sparring by Labor and the Nationals over policing numbers in the region.

New Tweed hospital meeting delayed as community feedback sought

Reports by the Gold Coast Bulletin that there would be security guards at the next public meeting regarding the site of the Tweed Valley Hospital prompted a scathing response from NSW Shadow Health Minister Walt Secord yesterday.

Support for drug addicted youth

The Buttery has received $257,000 to assist young people aged 10 to 19 with drug and alcohol problems to help them get earlier access to treatment.

Calls to release information on for sites considered for the Tweed Valley Hospital

The Greens are keeping up the pressure to release information on all the sites considered for the Tweed Valley Hospital after community raises concerns regarding selected site.

MP George promises meeting with Upton over illegal logging

Following the illegal logging that has taken place near Limpinwood representatives of several community organisations met on Monday with Thomas George, MP, at his Lismore offices to discuss the future of logging in native forests.

Protect koalas and world heritage site this Thursday

A demonstration has been sparked for this Thursday by the destruction of high value forest and koala habitat through illegal logging and road building in Environment Protection Zones (EPZ) near Limpinwood, between Chillingham and Tyalgum.

Women and kids seeking refuge ‘never had it so good’

National and Liberal MPs who stood by as a 30-year-old award-winning domestic violence service in Tweed Heads was axed were referred to as ‘dogs’ during an angry NSW parliamentary debate on March 9.

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.