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All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Call to halt approved Kingscliff developments over flood risks

Kingscliff locals fear that approved, but not yet built developments, will cause more intense flooding of existing houses in the future if the developments go ahead.

Spring now: Barrio Eatery & Bar

Simon Haslam Barrio Eatery & Bar follows the seasons and, with the weather warming up, spring is the perfect time...

‘No body, no parole’ laws coming to NSW

Offenders who refuse to provide information or assistance to locate their victim’s remains cannot be granted parole, under proposed 'no body no parole' laws.

Kingscliff kids get to say ‘thank-you’

With so many everyday heroes helping in times of disaster, many people have wanted to thank their saviours without always having the opportunity to be able to express their gratitude.

Body of missing swimmer found at Chinderah

NSW Police say the body of a man believed to be that of a missing swimmer has been located following a wide-scale search yesterday.

Editorial – Secret governments are untrustworthy

The small amount of information that Resilience NSW supplied a resident regarding their GIPA request was wrong

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Toxic tankers back on northern rivers roads

In the lead-up to the festive season, CSG miner AGL has confirmed it is again using tankers to haul toxic wastewater via the Pacific Highway to Queensland for processing, prompting local anti-gas groups to query if the company is prepared for a potential accident.

Metgasco warned: ‘Use it or lose it’

Ballina MP Tamara Smith has called on the state government to either buy back or cancel Metgasco’s license to drill for coal seam gas in the northern rivers. The call follows an announcement from miner AGL that it was divesting its CSG assets in Western Sydney and the Hunter Valley.

AGL launches CSG review as key managers quit

AGL announced yesterday that the manager of its upstream gas business, Mike Mozra, will depart the company early, only weeks after it admitted it had delayed reporting the presence of BTEX chemicals in flowback water from its Gloucester CSG drilling wells to the EPA.

Fracking fluid found in Gloucester groundwater

The Greens mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham says the community's worst fears have been realised, with the EPA announcing they are investigating AGL's detection of fracking chemicals in ground water after recent hydraulic fracturing operations at Gloucester.

Gloucester calls for protectors as AGL prepares for final frack

Gasfield Free Northern Rivers has put out a call for people to attend the Gloucester protectors’ camp this coming weekend as AGL prepares to frack its final test well in the region.

Protesters shut down access to AGL fracking site

More than fifty people shut down access to AGL’s controversial fracking site at Gloucester in NSW on Saturday, saying the state government’s new ‘Gas...

Gloucester breakfast heats up

Forty local residents slowly rode bicycles along the no stopping section of Fairbairns Road this morning in an attempt to slow access to AGL’s fracking site. The bus containing workers took a different route to avoid this protest on wheels.

Arrests at Gloucester as camp takes root

There were more arrests at Gloucester three hours north of Sydney this morning, as fracking continues behind a five metre high bush-green wall less than 150 metres from the heavily guarded road.

AGL security threatens Gloucester CSG protesters

A northern rivers gasfield-free activist, who has been visiting AGL’s CSG site at Gloucester says the company’s security guards have been using heavy-handed tactics on non-violent protesters.

Nine Gloucester locals arrested protesting CSG fracking

Nine people have been arrested during protest activity near AGL’s coal seam gas site at Gloucester so far this week after fracking equipment arrived in Gloucester on Monday morning

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.