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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley footballers keep pressuring opposition Lennox Football Club

The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC met up again with a much tougher Lennox FC in the Far North Coast...

Revenge

The Fischer–Spassky 1992 Twentieth Anniversary Rematch was in fact Russia and Spassky’s revenge. Russia knew that Bobby Fischer was unstable,...

Evans Head, Iron Gates DA public planning meeting coming

The current development application (DA) for the flood and bushfire-prone site of the Evans Head, Iron Gates development will go before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP) on 30 August.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’...

Neanderthal vs. modern humans: Slow and steady wins the brain game

Our closest human relatives are Neanderthals and their Asian relatives the Denisovans. The differences between Homo sapiens and these other groups are encoded in changes to the amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins in our cells and tissues.

Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.

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JRPP defers decision on West Byron development

The JRPP has deferred a decision on the controversial ‘local’ development application for West Byron, potentially leaving the matter to be decided by the Land and Environment Court.

Resident group’s last ditch bid to halt West Byron development

The Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) has deferred a decision on the 'locals' plan for a development at West Byron, citing the lateness of additional information from the proponent meaning council and RFS had insufficient time to prepare a response.

West Byron JRPP determination meeting date set

A contentious large-scale housing/industrial proposal for land opposite the Byron industry estate on Ewingsdale Road will be determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel next month.

Tweed reps for state planning panel sought

Nominations are being called for Tweed Shire Council's representatives on the state's planning body which will decide major developments in the Tweed over the next three years.

Planning dept supports JRPP chair

The man heading up the panel that will make the final decision on the Lennox Head ski jump proposal has recently been criticised by land and environment judges over his poor handling of a council amalgamation report .

DA in for Lennox Olympic ski jump

Ballina shire council has received the development application from the NSW office of sport for the proposed Lennox Head Olympic aerial training ski jump at Lake Ainswoth and local residents have been quick to react and state that they do not see a place for the ski jump in Lennox Head.

Major developments decided without oversight

Hans Lovejoy The independence of a planning panel which decides developments too large for councils has been defended by the NSW planning department. Major developments valued...

Terranora’s scenic views ‘spoilt’

Luis Feliu One of the Tweed’s most scenic routes at Terranora is slowly being eaten away by development with yet another proposal to turn prime...

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.