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Tweed council catching up on DA backlog

Tweed Shire Council staff say they’re catching up on and reducing the number of outstanding development applications [DAs] lodged locally.

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Swimmer’s smart-watch sends distress alert 

A local swimmer who got caught in a rip and rough seas at Tallows Beach has survived the ordeal by using his smartwatch to call triple zero.

Taking action to preserve forests for the Great Koala National Park

It was pouring rain, and dark, as my 14-year- old son Omar, Frankie our faithful Jack Russell, and I made our way four hours south to the traditional logging town of Taylors Arm, west of Macksville. Taylors Arm was made famous in Slim Dusty’s song, The Pub With No Beer. 

Cartoon of the week – July 10, 2024

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Traffic chaos?

I note that water mains replacement is soon to be undertaken on Bangalow Road, Byron Bay. Timeframe July to...

Treating trauma with MDMA – Q&A with Rebecca Huntley

Sociologist Rebecca Huntley will launch her new book Sassafras at Byron Writers Festival. We speak with her about her experience of new drug treatments.

Young readers well catered for with contemporary books and rising stars

This year’s festival features some of the buzziest young authors, including Bri Lee, author of Eggshell Skull with a new novel called The Work. Lee will appear alongside zeitgeisty author Jessie Tu with The Honeyeater.

Stories about "Neuropsychopharmacology":

It is time to end the ‘War on Drugs’ and allow life-changing treatments for depression, PTSD and anorexia

In Mullumbimby, Byron Bay and the Northern Rivers Rainbow Region drugs have been debated and experimented with since the hippies moved here in the early 1970s.

King tide flooding in Ballina

King tides in Ballina are expected to cause minor flooding of some local roads this week.

Teenage girl missing from Coffs Harbour

Police are asking the public for help finding a teenage girl reported missing from the Coffs Harbour area over the weekend.

Ballina motel siege: captives freed after 6 hrs

A man is to face court today after allegedly holding a woman and a small child against their will in a Ballina unit on Friday.

Editorial – Water politics is undrinkable 

Until now, the most significant difference between Mayor Michael Lyon (independent, former Green) and Greens challenger Cr Sarah Ndiaye has been on the Wallum fiasco.