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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Plastic recycling to be turbocharged in NSW

The NSW Government says more plastic will be recycled and turned into new products across the state, thanks to $9 million in funding to support businesses transform their operations and access the latest plastic recycling technology.

Resilience NSW provides redacted, inaccurate docs

A Mullumbimby resident, who used FOI to seek the information that Resilience NSW relied upon to justify creating emergency housing on flood-prone land in Prince Street, was supplied with heavily redacted documents.

Biodiversity concerns ‘noted’ in favour of new Lennox Head RFS and preschool

Ballina shire councillors voted unanimously at a meeting last week to support a consultancy’s findings regarding suitability of land on Lennox Head for a new RFS station and preschool.

Spring now: Barrio Eatery & Bar

Simon Haslam Barrio Eatery & Bar follows the seasons and, with the weather warming up, spring is the perfect time...

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train....

Northern Rivers waste incinerator moves closer

The NSW Government is one step closer to approving a 'waste to energy' incinerator in Casino as a state significant development, with the passing of a new regulation.

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Here & Now #51

I like festivals. In a world where contact with other humans is increasingly replaced by cyber-contact with computers, festivals are orgies of real human contact.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.