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Fire danger period to end early for Northern Rivers

Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley are among the local government areas (LGAs) that will see an early end to  the Bush Fire Danger Period.

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Stolen ute, ransacked service station and vandalised police cars

Stolen Brunswick Heads ute allegedly taken on wild adventure ransacking service station and being party to vandalising police cars before being abandoned in the bush at Coraki.

Lismore skate ramp on the move

Tomorrow the vertical skate ramp from Victoria Street in Lismore will be transported by road to Nimbin, to a private property.

Teenager in Tenterfield crash dies in hospital

Police say they’re investigating a crash that killed a teenager in Tenterfield last week.

Nixie Ryan takes second at Port Stephens Pro

Lennox Head surfer Nixie Ryan was a good wave short in the final of the Port Stephens Pro so had to settle for second place behind World Junior Champion Sierra Kerr last week.

Housing density study to be undertaken

Byron Shire Council have been allocated $239,239 by the NSW Labor government to undertake an ‘urban design-based housing density study, that will examine the residential areas surrounding the Byron Bay town centre and support the delivery of 700 new homes’

Housing parasites

Trying to fix the housing crisis in the Byron Shire by building more houses is like trying to put...

Stories about "Native title":

New board announced for Dirawong Reserve – no former members selected

A new community board has been appointed to oversee the management of the popular Dirawong Reserve at Evans Head.

First official Widjabul Wia-bal Day

The first official Widjabul Wia-bal Day has been recognised on the Northern Rivers this week.

First Nations native title claimants win case in UN

A Charles Sturt University legal expert has won a historic case in a United Nations tribunal for native title claimants in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Change gonna come… Widjabul Wia-bal finally granted native title

The Widjabul Wia-bal people have been granted native title to a large part of their traditional lands, which span a large swathe of the Northern Rivers.

Storylines – Recognising goanna country

Motivated by the Eddie Mabo case for land rights and the fact that important sites for Aboriginal people were being eaten up by rapacious land development supported by local government, Bandjalang Elder Lawrence Wilson became the prime mover for the original Native Title claims at Evans Head.

Native Title declared on Evans Head after 25-year fight

Last week the court met on Evans Head, where 52 small parcels of land covering a total of 7.2 square kilometres were given native title.

Always was, always will be…

Yesterday the Federal Court convened at Brunswick Heads to recognise the native title rights of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay.

Another blow for our First Australians

Lynette Dickinson, Pottsville. I was shocked to hear that the Queensland Government was ready to extinguish Native Title rights of the Wangan and Jagalingou traditional owners...

Indigenous rights and Adani’s land deal

The Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners Family Council is involved in a remarkable struggle to assert their Indigenous rights in opposition to the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine. Despite the company’s board-level decision to proceed, the mine has not cleared all legal hurdles.

Israel Palestine

Audacious, humane, sensible, permanent. Achieving such a solution to the present Middle East crisis would require persons of state, that, unlike the current ones...

Byron Dog Rescue: 20 years of lifesaving love and dedication

Celebrating two decades of compassion and dedication to our four-legged friends by Byron Dog Rescue.

Stolen ute, ransacked service station and vandalised police cars

Stolen Brunswick Heads ute allegedly taken on wild adventure ransacking service station and being party to vandalising police cars before being abandoned in the bush at Coraki.

Byron Council reduces fossil fuel investment to 56%

Byron Shire Council investments in projects linked to fossil fuel production decreased significantly after the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) relaxed rules last year.