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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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The Healthy Minds Club are busy as!

The Lennox-based (and fast-expanding) young men's mental health group are continuing to change lives and inspire the wider community with activities across the region.

Base nurse finalist in NSW Health Excellence awards

A Lismore Base Hospital staff member has been recognised for excellence in nursing and midwifery. Emily Green is among 30 finalists nominated for the 10th annual NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Lismore Council votes against supporting Assange

At Tuesday's Council meeting Councillor Guise proposed a motion that Council writes to the Federal Government, Prime Minister and relevant Ministers denouncing the extradition of Julian Assange from the UK and urging the Prime Minister to make a public statement denouncing the extradition.

The COVID-19 Booster: Latest news from the pandemic

The COVID-19 Booster is Cosmos Magazine’s weekly shot of the latest research, news and data from the pandemic.

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.

Comment: Time for another Police Royal Commission? 

It might be time for another investigation into the NSW Police Force, but this time, the police conduct under the microscope would be alleged overreach in the application of certain powers.

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Byron Bay sink Bangalow to claim local rugby derby

Byron Bay Rugby Union have gone to the top of the competition ladder after beating rivals Bangalow 20–17. The top-of-the-table clash was hard fought and...

Tweed Cr Michael Armstrong

Cr Michael Armstrong (Tweed Shire Council). Last year I shaved my head as a fund raising event at the Tweed Valley Relay for Life. This has become even more poignant given that my family is currently dealing with ongoing cancer treatment.

Playing politics with koalas

Michael Armstrong, Tweed Shire deputy mayor. Tweed Shire Council is determined to protect those things that are important to the shire like our koalas and councillors should stop playing politics with our koalas.

Feds cautioned over Tweed’s last koalas

Tweed Shire Council will urge new federal environment minister Greg Hunt to give the Tweed Coast's decimated koala population a fighting chance of survival when he reviews the Kings Forest township development plans.

Four Tweed councillors recognise plight of koalas

Dave Norris
, Pottsville. At last there is a glimmer of hope that our Tweed Coast koalas can be brought back from the brink of extinction, thanks to decisions made at our last Tweed Shire Council meeting. I

Tweed koalas thrown a lifeline

The Tweed Coast's dwindling koala population has been given a lifeline by Tweed Shire Council which last night resolved to urge the federal government to ban dogs from the massive Kings Forest housing development.

Push to boost powerboat sports on Tweed River

The push to open up the Tweed River to high-speed watersports such as waterskiing and wakeboarding continues apace despite concerns about erosion of the river estuary banks caused by power boat wake.

Knox Park plan not so ‘user friendly’

Tweed Shire Council wants to make Knox Park more 'user-friendly' by reconfiguring the little island on the pond where birds live and roost so that people can access it.

Fluoride debate heats up in the Tweed

A bid by a Tweed councillor to debate and look into the annual costs of the shire's current fluoridation of its drinking water supply and any savings if the practice was stopped was rejected last night.

Cr Longland re-elected Tweed mayor

Councillor Barry Longland has been re-elected as mayor of Tweed for the next 12 months, his third term in a row in the top job, and promised continued stability for the shire during the coming year.

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.