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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

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Water diversity

John Revington, The Channon A big thank you to Rous County Council (RCC) for acting quickly on the preliminary planning and...

The Sourdough Chick rises to the occasion!

When you talk to Susann Wiedermann, her passion for sourdough is clearly evident. She describes the world of sourdough...

Circus show comes with unique local curries 

If you liked the bloodred moon, you’re going to love the Eclipse circus show at the beautiful Circus Arts...

Interview with Tania de Jong, one of the founding members of Mind Medicine

Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) is a charity that seeks to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness through expanding treatment options available to medical practitioners and their patients. Their focus is on the development of safe and effective psychedelic assisted therapies to cure a range of mental illnesses.

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Cr Jeff Johnson calls for affordable housing initiative

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson has a housing proposal for Ballina Council which will be discussed at today's meeting, following a recent workshop with Social Futures and North Coast Community Housing.

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Surprise, surprise: North Coast land values up

With many on the north coast focussed on how much their properties are (or are not) worth, the NSW Valuer General, Dr David Parker, has published land values for the North Coast region.

Hep C? There’s a cure and people on the north coast are missing out

Well over 70,000 people have been cured of hepatitis C in the past four years – more than 2,000 of them in Northern NSW.

NSW Health extends warning about measles

NSW Health wants to extend and earlier warning about measles infection which may arise from two cases confirmed on the North Coast last week. 

Flood Watch issued ahead weekend weather in north east NSW

The wet weather likely to continue over the NSW/QLD coastal border region over the weekend, with heavy falls possible in Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast Sunday and Monday.

Visitor boost to north coast national parks ‘marred by staff cuts’

A staggering 70 per cent increase in visitors to national parks on the NSW north coast is being undermined by 'savage' cuts of $121 million inflicted by the NSW government, according to the opposition.

The facts about the trains and rail trail

It's hard to know where to start on the inaccuracies and contradictions in Mr Shanasy's letter re Rail Trail Rolled last week.

Several calf deaths from bovine anaemia reported

Several cases of bovine anaemia have been reported on the north coast caused by the Theileria orientalis group, that have caused death in calves in the region.

North Coast shines with its use of solar

North Coast residents are leading the nation in their uptake of rooftop solar panels, and have reduced their electricity consumption by about 20 per cent over four years, according to data from Essential Energy.

Friday’s 4 the locals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=12svBpppKHo Rebecca and the Wild Bear Rebecca Ireland has been a local to the far north coast for around two decades – here she has found,...

North coast zone announce Cricket Academy coach

Long-standing cricketer and highly-respected coach in the north coastal zone, Mervyn Bourke, has been appointed to the position of Zone Academy Coach. Mervyn, affectionately...

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.