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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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What’s going on with gas?

David Lowe According to the prime minister, we’re in the midst of a ‘gas-led recovery’. Until about five minutes ago,...

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

19-yr-old charged after alleged Mercedes joy ride in Tweed shire

A 19-year-old Tweed Heads South man faces a string of charges related to car theft on the Northern Rivers.

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

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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.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.