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Did you try to vote with iVote in the LGA elections?

The NSW Electoral Commission says they are aware that some iVote users were unable to gain access to the system to vote on Saturday.

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Corruption and waste

For many years the corrupt behaviour of our State politicians has been front and centre at the ICAC. Eddie...

Deconstructing the brand

It is noted that the nine houses on the seafront at Elements, Belongil have been approved by Byron Council....

Taking the tourism tiger by the tail

Tourism is a key economic driver of the Byron Shire and despite the impacts of the pandemic on the...

Govt delays action on holiday letting

The desperately-needed 90-day cap on un-hosted holiday letting promised to Byron locals by the State Government has become ensnared in a web of departmental obstructions and delays.

Power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

Personal responsibility?

Every month I, and many like me, make a worrying trip to pathology to have my blood tested. I...

Stories about "green waste initiatives":

Saving 10,000 tonnes from landfill

It is time we start taking responsibility for our own waste and working out ways to re-use it. With this in mind Lismore City Council has just opened a new $2.5 million commercial waste sorting facility.

Andrew’s rivers of black gold ready to flow

There’s a fertile revolution going on at Compost Central, located within Byron’s Industry Estate. Rich compost is bursting from old bathtubs, soil beds and compost bins. It’s full of microbes and teaming with worms.

Green-waste recycling boost for north coast

State government funding for green bin programs and community recycling centres at Byron, Ballina and Tweed shires have been welcomed by local mayors.

And just like that the border opens (next Monday)

In a Ministerial press release, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland borders will re-open to domestic hotspots from 1am, Monday December 13.

Minister causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ in State forests

North East Forest Alliance have accused the Ministers for Environment and Foresty, Matt Kean and Paul Toole, of dereliction of duty for failing to implement the minimal changes recommended by the Natural Resources Commission.

Dunghutti artist wins Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award

Dunghutti artist and elder Gus Kelly has won the first Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award with his powerful drawing Nobody Told Me There’d Be...

Pedalling towards better health

A new study estimates that millions of lives could be extended if people rode bicycles rather than driving cars.