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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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Santos garden

I walked into the open gate at the Santos community garden space with my three-year-old and was asked very...

Beekeepers can get a permit to move hives away from flood water

With so many challenges currently surrounding the bee industry, it comes as a relief to many that NSW Department of Primary Industries will issue a special group permit for beekeepers in flood warning areas to move their hives to higher ground.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.

Julian Assange 

Thanks to everyone who signed the petition to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese asking him to speak to the UK...

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

More wildlife please

When a wallaby loped across the dirt road, my heart leapt. It used to be common to spot wallabies...

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Holiday parks CEO meets Brunswick Heads residents

A recent meeting between NSW Crown Holiday Park Trust members and residents was both positive and constructive, says Michele Grant from the Foreshore Protection Group. But she added there is still a long way to go to rebuild trust.

Read the fine print on Bruns park access

Kelly Dodd, Coogee. In response to Jim Bolger’s shifty reassurance that public access to the foreshores will be preserved, I urge people to read the fine print.

Give it to NCHP

Sean O’Meara, Brunswick Heads. The planned eviction of the Brunswick Heads ‘pirate’ boat hire business exposes one of the biggest lies NCHP has been peddling about its proposed developments

Pirate ship under attack

For 30 years, Brunswick Buccaneers has been an icon of Brunswick Heads, but now the tourist attraction is under threat from NSW government bureaucrats.

Majestic old tree faces the axe

The state agency charged with running public crown reserves and caravan parks at Brunswick Heads plans to chop down a historic gum tree in the middle of a popular park opposite the local pub.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.