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Blockades continue as councillors wave next Wallum certificate through

A second subdivision works certificate for the Wallum estate was signed off by a majority of councillors last week, who again argued that they have no legal standing to further impede an approved development.

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Deadly fire ants found in Murray-Darling Basin

The Invasive Species Council has expressed serious concern following the detection of multiple new fire ant nests at Oakey, 29 km west of Toowoomba in Queensland.

Heavy music with a bang!

Heavy music is back at The Northern this week, with a bang! Regular Backroom legends Dead Crow and Mudwagon are joined by Dipodium and Northern Rivers locals Liminal and Puff – the plan is to raise the roof on Thursday at The Northern. This is definitely a night, and a mosh, not to miss. Entry is free!

2022 flood data quietly made public  

The long-awaited state government analysis of the 2022 flood in the shire’s north is now available on the SES website.

Paul Watson has his say on Sea Shepherd ousting

Regarding your article concerning the split in Sea Shepherd. I established Sea Shepherd as a global movement, not as an organisation, controlled by a few men. It was a democratic association of independent national entities

Tweed Shire asking for input on sporting needs

Tweed Shire Council’s (TSC) draft Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2023-2033 is open for public comment. The strategy will provide...

Increased Byron Council fees on the cards as fossil fuel investments decrease

Byron Council’s financial ship is beginning to list concerningly, taking from its reserves and other funds in order to bail out its bottom line.

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$15 million to subsidise habitat destruction?

The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.

Native forest logging increases fire risk

With fire season well and truly here, the Nature Conservation Council of NSW has today urged members of the NSW Parliament to prioritise safety and security by ending the fire risk being caused by native forest logging.

Despite $246.9 million in taxpayer money, Forestry Corporation still lost $28 million

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW has today released a new report from Frontier Economics which reveals for the first time that hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars have been gifted to the taxpayer owned logging business Forestry Corporation NSW over the past five years.

NCC condemns logging in proposed Great Koala National Park

The Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales has condemned the targeted and intensive logging of forests within the proposed Great Koala National Park by Forestry Corporation of NSW. 

Secret Crown land sell-off plan under fire

A parliamentary report has found that government plans to sell off Crown lands are strongly opposed by communities, including those on the northern rivers.

Merger must strengthen environmental protection: NCC

The merger of the NSW departments of environment and planning presents an opportunity to put the environment and local communities at the heart of state’s planning system, according to the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.

Ancient brewing tradition honoured

An annual event and brewing ritual to honour ancient brewing traditions was held at Stone & Wood’s Byron brewery last week.

New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

Domestic violence service calls for urgent action to address crisis

Relationships Australia NSW is calling for urgent intervention from the NSW government to address men’s violence against women, following the horrific murder of Molly Ticehurst.

Menacing dog declaration revoked

After an emotional deputation from the owner of the dog involved, Ballina Shire Council has this morning revoked a menacing dog declaration for the kelpie Lilo, which was brought into effect following a bite in July 2022.