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Rains, drains, floods

The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

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Harvest Food Festival: Thursday 2 to Saturday 5 May

As part of the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Festival in May you’ll have the chance to get up close...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why The Nude Beach is a Wicked Problem

How do you keep a nude beach safe from sex pests, accepting nudity is not the cause, but that a remote location can encourage predatory opportunism? For me, Tyagarah nude beach is a wicked problem. And I don’t mean morally. I mean culturally.

Anti-protest laws under review

With a review of 2022 anti-protest laws now underway, the NSW Council for Civil Liberties is calling on the NSW Labor government to include public submissions.

Israel

It is difficult in the current situation to see Israel as anything but a malignant force in the world....

Greens announce Byron council election ticket

NSW local government elections are to be held this September, and in the Byron Shire, the Greens have announced their team with current councillor Sarah Ndiaye running for mayor on a four-woman ticket.

After the fall: Mr Andersen’s rise from the streets to mature-age study through Tweed outreach program

Richie Andersen is excited and grateful. After years spent suffering substance dependency, relationship breakdowns, health crises and sleeping rough, the Tweed-based grandfather is about to become a mature-aged student.

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Skennars Head development gets go-ahead

The Northern Regional Planning Panel has ‘electronically’ approved a contentious 229-lot housing estate at Sharpes Beach, Skennars Head, after reserving a decision at its December meeting.

Byron GM responds to criticism of planning staff

Byron Shire Council’s general manager Mark Arnold has defended staff against claims made by a local journalist about their responses to a range of major planning issues.

JRPP defers decision on West Byron development

The JRPP has deferred a decision on the controversial ‘local’ development application for West Byron, potentially leaving the matter to be decided by the Land and Environment Court.

Communication breakdown over West Byron planning meeting

A Joint Regional Planning Panel public meeting on West Byron will be held before the panel receives feedback from Byron Shire Council or any of the thousands of public submissions.

West Byron public hearings, June 19

Put this in your diary: public submissions for the two contentious and large West Byron developments will be held before the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel at the Mullumbimby Council chambers on June 19.

Last chance to have your say on Byron’s massive new suburb

With public submissions closing tomorrow (March 29) for a massive new suburb in Byron Bay, local state Greens MP Tamara Smith delivered 76 West Byron public submissions to Byron Shire Council on Friday.

Bangalow food hub meeting planned August 17

A public meeting has been called by the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) to hear from the public over a large-scale development proposed...

Tweed City redevelopment gets go-ahead

The Joint Regional Planning Panel yesterday approved an at-times controversial expansion plan for the Tweed City shopping mall in South Tweed Heads.

Tweed tourist-park plan knocked back

The Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) has rejected a controversial proposal for a $30 million tourist park of 355 units, some up to three storeys, at Tweed Heads South.

Peace

Elimination by people-power voting is necessary to remove dictators from Russia, Israel, China, Iran, wannabe (again!) North Korea, to avoid what is heading toward...

Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.