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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

No accountability for proven police misconduct

On Australia Day in 1998, I was the legal observer for the ‘Nude Ain’t Rude’ rally at Belongil Beach.

MVP is its own award

It’s easy to get excited about Byron’s new MVP restaurant in Lawson St – it’s not only got standout dishes such as Blue Spirulina Linguine with blue swimmer crab and Yamba prawns, and Fettuccine al Ragù with Hayters Hill beef ragù sauce, feta and baby peas, but it’s also all sustainably sourced from local growers, available in takeaway (even delivered if you’re close to town) and more than half of the menu is plant-based.

Shenhua’s gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

Community land trust

Shane Sylvanspring, Mullumbimby I want to congratulate and applaud Cr Paul Spooner, Mayor Simon Richardson, and planning staff for supporting and...

Jungle juice

There are times when water just doesn’t cut it. And luckily, for those times, there is Jungle Juice.

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Animal Liberation and Greens oppose Tweed greyhound track

Animal Liberation has thrown its unequivocal support behind a NSW Parliament e-petition opposing the proposed development of a greyhound racing track at Chinderah.

Mandy Nolan to run for Greens in Richmond

Mandy Nolan is about to embark on a new career as a politician – she has put her hat in the ring to run for Richmond in the hope of overturning Justine Elliot’s position and making the seat Green.

Ballina MP Tamara Smith speaks about community, and more of the issues close to her heart

In the second part of this two part series, Member for Ballina Tamara Smith discusses more of the issues that are important to her, and the Ballina community.

Catching up with Ballina MP Tamara Smith

In the first of a two part series, the Greens MP for Ballina, Tamara Smith, talks about some of the big issues in her electorate.

Smith and Clancy: Gulaptis out of touch

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens spokesperson for the North Coast, and Greens Clarence Valley Councillor Greg Clancy, say the Nationals Member for Clarence and his party are out of touch.

Deferred democracy

Council elections would be occurring this week but it got caught up in the world series pandemic event. Instead, our benevolent NSW govcorp overlords have put it off for a year. Yet an election this week would have brought fresh new energy to local politics – it’s clearly needed.

Greens – Let’s Re-Create Australia

None are suffering financially more than those in the arts and entertainment industries and there has been very little in the way of government support for those whose full-time income relies on creative work.

Editorial – Dear Greens voter

The local Green councillors you elected in 2016 have little interest in protecting or enhancing the environmental credentials of this region and do the bidding of wealthy developers, Council planning staff and the National Party.

Will Byron Shire achieve an ecologically sustainable future?

We are in a crucial time of species extinction and destruction of our natural environment.

Cohen: our Greens councillors have lost their way

Ian Cohen – Times are grim with hip-pocket elections delivering a conservative government, resultant environmental destruction and social dislocation.

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.