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Pottsville mobile tower approved despite concerns over the environment

A failure to provide the requested ecological assessment for the site of a potential telecommunications pole at Pottsville, following a previous refusal, has not proved a hindrance to the majority of Tweed Shire councillors now approving the proposal.

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Kirtan and Sacred Music

House of Bliss is proud to present its 10th Kirtan and Sacred Music Festival this Saturday at Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Peace Today Peace Tomorrow

Why is peace so hard? As the assault on Gaza resumes I am reminded of the quote by Albert Einstein: ‘Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding’.

Finance audit reveals Byron Council’s low cash reserves

Byron Council continues to rely heavily on state and federal government grants for its financial sustainability, a financial audit has shown.

Five Byron NYE dining options

New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay is a time for both celebration and indulgence, and what better way to indulge than with a long lavish dinner at one of town’s best restaurants? Whatever your taste, be it champagne or cocktails, Byron Bay has something to offer for everyone on New Year’s Eve, from beachfront luxury to exotic flavours and unique culinary concepts, a romantic dinner for two or a lively celebration with friends, you’re sure to find the perfect dining venue to welcome the new year in style.

$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’.

NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejects controversial development on Ballina floodplain

Yesterday the NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejected Gemlife’s proposal for a major 'seniors living' development on a flood prone site on Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina.

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North Coast TAFE student wins state award

Liam Muldoon, from Cumbalum was named 2017 NSW Vocational Student of the Year at the 2017 NSW State Training Awards held last week at Sydney Town Hall.

TAFE inquiry heads to north coast today

The NSW upper house committee inquiring into the future of TAFE will be in Lismore and Wollongbar today and Greens MP Dr John Kaye says they will 'show close up the damage the government is doing to TAFE.'

TAFE changing, not disappearing

Elizabeth McGregor, North Coast TAFE’s institute director. I want to assure our communities that North Coast TAFE still provides generous fee concessions, as well as the fee-free scholarships that have proved so popular for eligible students, and is definitely not being privatised.

Students’ animal passion put to good use

Katie Hunt and Kirsty Heseltine look like two kids in a lolly store, except in this case their elation is not over sweets but rather wildlife.

Champion master chef set to share knowledge

Commercial cookery students at Kingscliff TAFE are about to benefit from the knowledge of expert chef Garry Smith, who was recently awarded the title of World Champion Master Chef de Cuisine Salonculinaire.

North Coast TAFE wins disability award

North Coast TAFE’s disability consultant Anita Raftery has been recently awarded a Certificate of Achievement at the recent Tweed Shire Access and Inclusion Awards.

TAFE cuts will hurt region, Ballina rally told

Scores of teachers, students and supporters rallied outside the Wollongbar TAFE campus in Ballina yesterday against the Liberal-National coalition government's budget cuts and privatisation plans for vocational training.

TAFE students sweep regional training awards

Despite widespread privatisation of the post-secondary training sector, TAFEs are continuing to perform at a high level if the results of the recent North Coast Region’s NSW Training Awards are to go by.

Provest ‘back-flipped’ on TAFE funding

Three years ago, while still in opposition, Tweed MP Geoff Provest signed a pledge to protect TAFE funding. Now his government is knocking the stuffing out of it, according to Labor’s candidate for the seat, Ron Goodman.

Bright Sparks’s power saving shocks manager

Joseph Sparks, who works at a Ballina service station, recently showed his employer how to save thousands of dollars on energy bills that were crippling the business.

Temporary closure of Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park tomorrow

Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park will have sections temporarily close tomorrow Thursday 7 December 2023, to reinstall steel sculptures within the park.

Lismore City Council struggles to maintain staff and understand the Local Government Act

The most contentious items on Lismore Council’s agenda for the November meeting were a development application (DA) for the change of use of a...

Bushfire risk and health warnings as it heats up across NSW

High heat warnings have been predicted for much of NSW over the coming days with above average temperatures predicted for Northern Tablelands, Central West...

Rally calls for ceasefire

A small but staunch group gathered at Main Beach Byron on Saturday to put their voices behind a call for a ceasefire in Palestine and an end to the Israel-Hamas war.