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Byron Shire Council elections still being counted

There are 25,414 registered voters in the Byron Shire local government area (LGA) who are responsible for electing a...

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Independents clear winners for Byron LGA elections

While the Greens and Labor saw declines in their first preference votes, it was the independents who appear to...

Which values are important for the region?

Public opinion sure is divided about the Dunoon Dam (the DuD). Clearly it does not have sufficient social licence...

Strong start to cricket season for Byron Bay

Byron Bay remain undefeated after four games, and sit on top of the Coastal League competition after beating Bangalow last Saturday at the Cavanbah Centre.

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to...

Jo Jo Smith back in town for one show only

It will be a night to remember with Jo Jo Smith back in town for a performance at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club this Saturday, 11 December.

Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

Stories about "Groundswell Gloucester":

Gloucester community delighted that Rocky Hill judgment to stand

The ruling on the proposed coal mine for Gloucester made it clear that the impact of coal mining on local communities is detrimental – yet the threat of an appeal still hung over the local community of Gloucester. 

Coal joins tobacco and asbestos as one of the bad guys

Gloucester herb farmer Karen O'Brien was jubilant at this morning's news from the Land and Environment Court. Photo Tree Faerie. Eve Jeffery Court rules out Hunter...

Community gets a say in court review of Gloucester coal mine

The community group Gloucester Groundswell has been fighting for a say in the greenfield open cut coal mine at Gloucester for 12 years, now they will get their chance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alcohol-free zones to continue in Ballina Shire

Four areas of public land in the Ballina Shire are to stay alcohol-free zones for at least another three years.

Work is starting on Tweed Rail Trail

The Tweed Council section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a 24km section that stretches from the Murwillumbah Railway Station to Crabbes Creek and work is starting on the construction.

Jo Jo Smith back in town for one show only

It will be a night to remember with Jo Jo Smith back in town for a performance at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club this Saturday, 11 December.

NORPA announces stellar 2022 season

This morning in a special online event, NORPA revealed some of the adventurous, world-class shows that will transport audiences to different worlds in 2022.