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Building hei(s)(gh)ts

I also strongly agree with David Gilet and Paul McCarthy on the creeping cancer of increased building heights/heists in...

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Chill – not warships

Peter Walters can relax. There are no Chinese warships in Darwin. A Chinese company operates the port in Darwin...

NSW Upper House agrees govt flood response ‘insufficient’

The NSW Government has supported a crossbench motion in NSW Parliament on June 8 that their response to the Northern Rivers floods was ‘insufficient’.

World Localisation Day, June 25

Everyone is invited to join in celebrating World Localisation Day (WLD), on Saturday June 25 at The Farm in Byron Bay.

People still need support with food and a place to connect after the floods

For many people in Lismore and surrounding areas the community food kitchens and volunteers have been an essential lifeline to keep them going with food, a little warmth and a friendly face. Yet the lack of funding for these services is seeing them close and volunteers burn out. 

Lismore council flirts with ‘koala-killer’ status

The fate of one of the state’s last koala populations appears to lie in the hands of the Lismore City Council after an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon.

Contentious DA’s on the agenda at Byron Council meeting

Two contentious Development Applications (DAs) are set to come before this week’s Byron Council meeting, setting the scene for some lively debate.

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Recovery and Reconstruction Commission a matter of urgency in Lismore

Lismore and other areas in the Northern Rivers are doing it very, very tough. Sanctioned focus groups that can work together are what is going to get regional areas up and running again.

Time gentlemen (and ladies)

Watching a Lismore Council meeting one could be forgiven for thinking that many councillors have not been given a copy of the Code Of Business Practice.

Editorial – Council’s Leunig moment

With residents still mopping up and renovating from floods, councillors assembled in a room last Thursday to thrash out agendas, motions, staff recommendations and reports. Yes, the wheels of progress grind onwards, while running roughshod over the Shire’s ever-increasing potholes.

Lismore Floodplain Management Committee ‘sacked’ then paused

With more whispering behind hands than a year ten formal, on Tuesday evening the Lismore City Council chambers hosted a belated March sitting.

Lismore Councillors vote to seek urgent changes to the NSW Government roadmap to reopening

Residents in regional areas and local government area representatives, are already straining under what appears to be the Sydney centricity of the NSW Roadmap

Kingscliff rejects change from tourism accommodation to residential

Two development applications for the ‘change of use’ for the Paradiso complex from tourist accommodation to allow dual-use permanent residential and serviced apartments in central Kingscliff were rejected at last Thursday’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Ballina Council meeting yesterday

As COVID-19 precautions continued, there was no singing and proceedings were on the internet again for yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Palestine’s ‘terra nullius’ and children’s body armour

Firstly, the Zionist regime of Israel is an apartheid regime. It is based on the dispossession, expropriation, expulsion and oppression of the Palestinian people. This...

Lismore council flirts with ‘koala-killer’ status

The fate of one of the state’s last koala populations appears to lie in the hands of the Lismore City Council after an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon.

Suspected Tweed Heads meth lab dismantled

Specialist police units along with NSW Fire and Rescue have been dismantling an alleged meth lab in Tweed Heads this morning, police said.

Hydro cannabis bust in Tweed

Police have confiscated equipment they say was being used for a hydroponic cannabis station set up in a Tweed Heads garage.