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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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Young readers well catered for with contemporary books and rising stars

This year’s festival features some of the buzziest young authors, including Bri Lee, author of Eggshell Skull with a new novel called The Work. Lee will appear alongside zeitgeisty author Jessie Tu with The Honeyeater.

Another fire ant nest at Wardell

Fire ants were located at Wardell, south of Ballina on Thursday, July 11 as part of the fire ant response to a previous detection of the fire ants in Wardell in January this year. 

Mullum’s Wimbledon tennis day, July 28

Mullumbimby Tennis Club are having their annual Wimbledon Day on Sunday, July 28, commencing from 10.30am. Organisers say, ‘The community...

Editorial – Bloatcorp under review

Those familiar with the NSW Reconstruction Authority, the agency tasked with flood recovery for the north coast (and disaster recovery for NSW), may be heartened to know that a review is underway of the Act that governs the government-run corporation.

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

Crunch time in local rugby league

The Ballina Seagulls came away with a 12–12 draw, playing away against the Murwillumbah Mustangs last Saturday, which was...

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Old piggery DA before Council, DPE

Byron Council’s strategy for dealing with unauthorised development is coming under the microscope this week, with the owners of the old piggery site at...

Floodplain DAs remain a risk for councils as state government slow to respond to Flood Inquiry

The state government continues to say that councils have the ability to deal with problematic floodplain development approvals, but the evidence seems to say otherwise. So why won't the take action?

$15,000 fine and warnings over illegal logging in Kyogle Shire

Urbenville-based logging company Rojech Pty Ltd were fined $15,000 earlier this month over logging operations near the entrance to the Border Ranges National Park in Kyogle Shire.

Alignment of DCP and LEP for Kingscliff ‘welcome’

The Kingscliff community has been active in taking the opportunities offered to them over the years to have input into how their community will be shaped into the future. However, differences between various planning instruments such as the DCP and the LEP have often left locals frustrated.

The politics of gentrification and ‘holding the line’

Who are the visionary architects and planners that will protect and enhance this ramshackle surf town’s social fabric and built environment of Byron Bay?

Local councils escape ‘fast-track’ townhouse code – for now

Three North Coast shires have avoided being required to implement a new state-based housing code that would require them to ‘fast-track’ two-storey apartment and townhouse proposals in urban residential areas within 20 days. But not for long.

LEP changes would benefit opportunists

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park. Byron Shire Council is advertising its proposal to amend the LEP to allow additional temporary commercial uses on the rail corridor...

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.