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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

Phone scam – Just.Hang.Up.

Crime Stoppers says that almost 90 per cent of Australians have received at least one nuisance or unwanted call every week

Epiq sporting facilities ready for summer

Lennox Head’s Clarence Property has just handed over to Ballina Shire Council the newly constructed Community & Sports Amenities Building, at the sports fields opposite Epiq Marketplace, off Hutley Drive.

Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

The Great Reopening

S Haslam What a time to go out in Byron – easy to park and, for the shy retiring types...

Stories about "housing":

NSW Regional Housing Taskforce to recommend holiday rental regulation changes

Regional Housing Taskforce Chair Garry Fielding says recommendations around short-term holiday letting regulations will feature in his report to planning minister Rob Stokes later this month.

Ballina Shire Council votes down affordable housing at old depot

A majority of Ballina Shire councillors have voted against developing an affordable housing project on Ballina Island’s state-owned old depot.

More than 500 take part in regional housing taskfoce meetings

The state’s planning minister says more than 500 people across regional NSW took part in his department’s Regional Housing Taskforce virtual roadshow earlier this...

Nationals MP calls for emergency response to housing crisis

Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis [Nationals] called for emergency orders in response to the NSW housing crisis on Tuesday as part of an online regional housing taskforce meeting.

State support for landlords and tenants as COVID-19 restrictions continue

Mr Tudehope said the government’s financial relief would allow landlords to work with tenants to offer rent reductions.

Government cancels in-person Northern Rivers housing crisis meetings

The state government’s regional housing taskforce meetings due to happen in Ballina next week have been shortened and shifted online.

Calls for Royal Commission into housing crisis

The council also voted to write to the NSW Planning Minister about short-term rental accommodation policy reforms.

It’s National Homelessness Week

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events

Ballina Shire Council prepares affordable housing strategy, state and fed govts accused of ignoring elephant in room

In the wake of yet more record-breaking real estate price growth on the Northern Rivers earlier this month, Ballina Shire Councilor Ben Smith says state and federal politicians have failed to take on the elephant in the room.

Byron Council vote to protect farmland from State government onslaught

A new ‘Agritourism’ policy proposed by the State Government will compromise regionally significant farming and food production by stealth, Byron Council says.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.