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Blockades continue as councillors wave next Wallum certificate through

A second subdivision works certificate for the Wallum estate was signed off by a majority of councillors last week, who again argued that they have no legal standing to further impede an approved development.

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Gabriella Cohen in Bruns

Gabriella Cohen, Australia’s folk darling, is coming to Brunswick Picture House to perform a one-off intimate solo show on Saturday. Known for her magnetic performances, off-hand charm and pop sensibilities, Gabriella plays music that is all-at-once laid-back, tongue-in-cheek, and peppered with the sweet sounds of ‘60s girl groups.

Anti-Israel bias

Many locals have approached me to say how shocked they are at the extreme anti-Israel bias that is expressed...

Reclaiming childhood in the ‘device age’

A century and a half ago, the visionary Henry David Thoreau declared people had become ‘the tool of their tools.’  In this device-driven age of smartphones, social media, and artificial intelligence, few observations could be seen as more prescient. 

Ignite your creativity at Mullum Laneways Festival

This year’s Mullum Laneways Festival, to be held on May 4 and 5, promises to be a feast for the senses, set to captivate visitors of all ages. On Sunday, May 5 everyone is encouraged to immerse themselves in the heart of the Festival, as Burringbar Street is transformed into a vibrant tapestry of music, dance, art, and more.This is a free event, funded by local sponsorship and a gala fundraising event on Saturday, May 4.

Wallum ponds

There are currently two proposed developments in the Byron Shire that will endanger, if not locally exterminate, frog species.  Many...

Funds sought to complete clubhouse

Byron Bay Football Club may finally get the funds to complete its new clubhouse, with Byron councillors to consider loaning the club $200,000 at this week’s meeting.

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Byron All Shorts finalists announced

Flickerfest and IQ Inc have announced the finalists in this year's Byron All Shorts competition, which screens as part of the 33rd Flickerfest International Short Film Festival in Mullumbimby, running from Thursday 29 February to Sunday 2 March.

Look Ahead: co-designing a brighter future

At Living Lab Northern Rivers we are looking at a co-design process where we’ll connect the best technical experts with the local community.

Locals honoured for their service to community, country, and the planet

A group of dedicated and inspiring locals have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours list for their years of incredible service.

Northern Rivers on Flood Watch

An official ‘Flood Watch’ continues for the Northern Rivers and other parts of NSW after the bureau of meteorology (BoM) first issued the alert Sunday.

Celebration Day in Brunswick Heads

Hundreds gathered in Brunswick Heads this morning to celebrate Country.

Primary schools celebrate post-flood work completion

A mere 22 months since the catastrophic flooding which caused widespread devastation across the Northern Rivers, a major rebuild and upgrades have been completed at two impacted primary schools

Zonta Orange Ladies coming to the Northern Rivers

Eliminating violence against women is the focus of Zonta’s upcoming 16-days of activism that will see Zonta Orange Ladies in key locations around the Northern Rivers.

$1 Million for grassroots community groups in Northern Rivers

Following the 2022 floods, people came together working with existing community groups and creating new ones as they looked around and determined what needed...

Emergency response plans for the vulnerable

It has been a challenging five years for most people in the Northern Rivers, from drought to the Black Summer fires of 2019/20 followed by the pandemic and then the 2022 floods.

Total fire ban for entire North Coast today

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Far North Coast today as hot windy conditions affect much of the state.

Ancient brewing tradition honoured

An annual event and brewing ritual to honour ancient brewing traditions was held at Stone & Wood’s Byron brewery last week.

New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

Domestic violence service calls for urgent action to address crisis

Relationships Australia NSW is calling for urgent intervention from the NSW government to address men’s violence against women, following the horrific murder of Molly Ticehurst.

Menacing dog declaration revoked

After an emotional deputation from the owner of the dog involved, Ballina Shire Council has this morning revoked a menacing dog declaration for the kelpie Lilo, which was brought into effect following a bite in July 2022.