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More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

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Master Mariner Bill Fenelon looks to the future of Tweed Shire

Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running...

A little rail tale

There is still a chance to save our wonderful railway line between Casino and Murwillumbah, especially in the Byron...

And just like that the border opens (next Monday)

In a Ministerial press release, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland borders will re-open to domestic hotspots from 1am, Monday December 13.

Independents clear winners for Byron LGA elections

While the Greens and Labor saw declines in their first preference votes, it was the independents who appear to...

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners...

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Activist org Ngara shuts shop

For nearly five years, the Nagara Institute created a space for the critical discussion of progressive ideas and agendas, bringing some of Australia’s foremost thinkers to the Shire.

Hugh MacKay lecture, July 20

For an evening of warmth, acknowledgement, hope and insight join Hugh MacKay when he presents the Ralph Summny annual lecture in Mullumbimby.

Can democracy cope with the climate breakdown?

How can democracy help address the climate crisis and be used as a tool to govern effectively? Join the conversation tonight in Lismore.

Pilger draws huge crowd in Byron

There was no shortage of people who wanted to listen to John Pilger last night in Byron Bay as he outlined the vital importance of each person taking action to create change and awareness.

‘Politics in the pub’ has come to Lismore!

Lismore Ngara has formed and is bringing topical speakers to to Lismore to stimulate discussion about the issues that effect us all. Issues like social inequality, climate change, democracy. 

Mullumbimby group seeks to establish human rights charter

During her recent Ngara Institute annual lecture, former Australian Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs threw out an intriguing idea.

Human rights charter needed, Mullum meeting hears

Former Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs used her speech at the Ngara Institute’s annual lecture in Mullumbimby last Saturday to call for an Australian charter of human rights. Speaking(June 30)

Gillian Triggs comes to Mullumbimby

The respected and outspoken former President of the Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, will deliver the Ngara Institute’s Annual Lecture in Mullumbimby this month.

Mullumbimby to host Julian Burnside

Julian Burnside will be at the Civic Hall in Mullumbimby on 1 July delivering the inaugural Ralph Summy Annual Lecture & Australian Activist of the Year Award on behalf of the Ngara Institute.

Serious crash – Alstonville

A man is in hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Tuesday afternoon.

Vote counting still underway for Tweed Shire Council elections

Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

Independents clear election winners in Byron Shire

Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11 per cent of the total...