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Expect saltwater on Ballina roads during king tides
Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely over the coming days with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads.
Interview with Akmal Saleh
The Byron Comedy Festival is on this weekend with the event closing out with Akmal Saleh’s third show, proving...
Will NSW Labor pay on-call emergency service volunteers?
The newly elected NSW Labor government have stopped short of committing to paying volunteers who attend emergencies such as fires and floods, but say there is investment and initiatives underway to support those who volunteer as emergency service members.
3.8ML earthquake hits Melbourne’s northern suburbs
Residents in Melbourne and the northern suburbs were woken in the middle of the night as a magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook the darkness radiating out from the town of Sunbury, about 41 kilometres north west of the city.
Call for rails on the steep slope of Tweed rail trail after cyclist’s fall
On Sunday a 75 year-old man fell down the steep side of the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail near Crabbes Creek and breaking his hip.
For those interested in a reality check, particularly those deluded apologists for the fake corporate puppets and weapons manufacturers...
Byron Council compliance staff bolstered
Are the van campers of Brunswick Heads thoughtless travellers with no respect for the town and its inhabitants, or are many in fact local homeless folk looking for a safe space with toilets and running water?
Stories about "greyhounds":
Tweed’s greyhound megatrack an ‘economic disaster’
Animal Justice Party MLC Mark Pearson says that if the Tweed region wants to remain vibrant and attractive, investing millions into a greyhound megatrack that will become an empty eyesore before it’s paid off, is not the way to do it.
Greyhounds are also man’s best friend
Dogs have been changing, supporting and comforting us during Covid lives, but what does it take to change the life of a dog?
Another greyhound death in Casino
Another racing greyhound, Slim Pickings, has died at Casino. This is the third racing greyhound death in the Northern Rivers so far this year, and the second in Casino, putting a renewed spotlight on greyhound welfare.
Thirteen greyhounds dead, 205 injured since bill passed
A total of 13 dogs have been put down following catastrophic injuries suffered while racing and a further 205 injured in just 7 weeks since the greyhound ban bill was passed.
Activists worry ‘what will happen to the greyhounds?’
Animal rights activists have welcomed the ban on greyhound racing in New South Wales but are concerned about what will happen to the dogs no longer required by the controversial industry.
Warming winter for Tweed Shire’s homeless
It's no secret that the Far North Coast has some of the highest homelessness figures in the country and Dharma Care is determined to reduce those figures as the days get colder.
A deer in the headlights
The Tweed Shire, Byron Shire, and Kyogle councils have joined forces to find out just what is happening with feral deer in the region.
Sustainable fashion course on offer
Born in Byron, bred in a sweatshop, made from earth-destroying parts and brought back to you with copious carbon miles… it’s fast fashion, but it’s not a good look.
Despite a ‘tough budget environment’, where Council can’t find $15,000 per annum to maintain a tree planting initiative on land it manages, there will be $250,000 spent on employing two more compliance officers and purchasing another ‘enforcement’ vehicle.