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Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

Large bioenergy facility DA before public

A Council proposal for a bioenergy facility at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), which is also a popular birdwatching location, is now before the public for comment. 

45 Sydney-Ballina travellers exposed to COVID-19

Forty-five travellers from Sydney are being urged to get tested for COVID-19 and continue self-isolation on the Northern Rivers after sharing a flight with a confirmed case.

Our water future – Rous County Council

Hugh Nicholson, The Channon A spokesperson for Our Future Northern Rivers (OFNR), explains clearly why the OFNR position on water...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

A flyer circulating within the community is making claims against the government's COVID-19 powers, and provides supporting legislation, claiming...

Stories about "NBN rollout":

NBN roll-out leaves business with no phone for over six weeks

Little Lane Dental in Mullumbimby have now been without a phone for over six weeks following the roll out of the NBN which has failed to facilitate their connection to the NBN network.

Schools too close? Not for NBN

NBN has defended its plan to build a tower within 500 metres of schools at Durrumbul, first denying the education department had a policy on the issue, then later saying that it didn't implement it.

Labor slams govt over Centrelink, NBN waits

Labor’s Page candidate, Patrick Deegan, is tackling the government over issues including long waits for Centrelink clients, patchy mobile reception and an inadequate NBN rollout.

The Mullum heist

While Jason Statham waved away inquisitive onlookers with a surly, ‘It’s for the NBN’ , George Clooney and Matt Damon worked their way ever...

Mullumbimby locals get their say on NBN’s ‘broken promises’

The failure of NBN to meet the promised roll out and delivery of services were a key focus of the meeting between MP Justine Elliot, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones MP and locals.

When will I get my NBN?

That’s the question many northern rivers residents are asking, plagued as many of us are by paying high prices for third-world internet services.

NBN Co rolls on with tower despite concerns

A dispute over adequate consultation for a proposed fixed-wireless tower in Coorabell is just one of many issues residents face as NBN Co and Visionstream forge ahead in constructing the tower.

Concerns over Coorabell NBN tower

A proposed 49-metre lattice-style NBN tower has activated Coorabell residents after NBN avoided lodging a DA with Byron Shire Council.

Parties argy bargy over broadband delivery

Last week they were at each other’s throats over mobile phone black spots. This week, the major parties have turned their attention to broadband, or what passes for that on the NSW north coast.

Byron residents face a year of ‘zero internet’

Residents of the Byron suburb of Sunrise face more than a year without internet access when their neighbourhood becomes a dead spot after north coast internet service provider Linknet closes on January 31.

Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

A flyer circulating within the community is making claims against the government's COVID-19 powers, and provides supporting legislation, claiming the information provided is to...

Highest Hapki yusul award given to former Rosebank resident

Ross Kendall Jarrod Taylor has received the Ninth Dan – the highest award in Hapki yusul, the martial art from which Hapkido is derived, from...

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning the country championship, being selected...

Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.