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Byron Shire
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Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is...

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Family and domestic violence leave comes into force tomorrow

New laws to provide 10 days paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave will come into force tomorrow for workers...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Controversial development that would dwarf Uki under appeal in L&EC – Tweed Nightcap Village MO

The contentious Nightcap Village $39M multiple occupancy development near Uki, promoted by Pete Evans, will have its appeal to the Land & Environment Court against the NRPP's refusal heard from 9 February.

Who’s extinct now?

The Nationals MP for Clarence, Mr Gulaptis, is soon to retire and I can hear the koalas clapping. As...

Better outcomes start with teachers who believe in inclusive education

For all students – particularly those with additional needs – a teacher who doesn't believe in inclusive education can be harmful.

Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists...

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At a gathering of trainspotters

On a cold wet Wednesday evening in March, a small band of committed train activists gathered at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club. It was billed as a major event: a public meeting to launch a new company, Northern Rivers Rail Limited (NRRLtd), and to share its grand plans of bringing trains back to our tracks.

Right on rails

Lydia Kindred, Lismore. The welcome announcement today by Ben Franklin of a service of ‘on demand’ mini buses to Goonellabah and Alstonville is in line...

Lismore flood mitigation causes confusion

Northern Rivers Railway Action Group (NRRAG) president Beth Shelly is accusing the Nationals candidate Austin Curtin of calling for the removal of the unused...

Rail trail fully funded but not universally supported

Tweed Shire Council has welcomed Friday’s announcement of a $6.5 million federal grant for the Tweed Valley Rail Trail project, matching the funds committed by the NSW Government last year. But not all locals are happy about the move.

Community input sought on Casino to M’bah rails

Rail, rail trail or both? NRRAG is holding a public meeting to discuss the future of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail and or trail with the support of Tweed Shire mayor Katie Milne.

Better rail service tipped for Tamworth – why not us?

Beth Shelley, NRRAG, Booerie Creek. So many people I speak to say they want trains in this area but they’ve given up believing it’s possible....

Call for council candidates to support return of rail

The Northern Rivers Railway Action Group (NRRAG) is calling on candidates in north coast council elections to announce their position on the reinstatement of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line.

Government too close to road builders say rail protesters

A spokesperson at protest held on Friday (April 1) to return rail to the northern rivers has accused the government of having too close a relationship with the major road building companies.

Support swells for north coast commuter rail

Supporters of a return of rail services for the north coast, emboldened by the recent failure of controversial rail-trail plans for the region, are growing in numbers.

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a protest outside Mullum’s Council Chambers! By...

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’

We’ve had the rain bomb, is a fire bomb next?

We had the Black Summer fires and then the floods and NSW Farmers says time is running out to prevent more mass bushfires at the end of this year.