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Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

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Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the...

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Protected trees trashed by holiday park’s ‘confirmed bookings’

Managers have defended their decision to allow caravans, cars and tents next to protected and vulnerable cypress pine trees at the Brunswick Heads Terrace caravan park. It’s the latest indication from the embattled government-run corporation that its pursuit of revenue from visitors trumps any environmental responsibility.

Mulching program ‘could kill’ Brunswick Heads cypress pines

The Trust managing the Terrace Reserve Holiday Park in Brunswick Heads have again been accused of attempting to kill off protected trees to increase their commercial camping activities.

It’s not the parking, it’s the parks

Instead of paid parking, perhaps the real elephant in Brunswick Heads is the North Coast Holiday Parks Trust. After all, they manage the town’s three holiday parks, which generate by far the biggest revenue.

Trust ‘ignoring’ measures to protect 400-year-old trees in Brunswick Heads

Recommendations by an ecologist to save deteriorating trees in a Brunswick Heads holiday park – some thought to be 400 years old – are unlikely to be adopted by managers NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust. Here's why.

Brunswick Heads’ missed opportunity

Michele Grant, Foreshore Protection Group. The public walkway will be re-established along Simpsons Creek in Terrace Park in plans endorsed by Council last Thursday. The proposed...

Did Byron mayor lie over van park motion?

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads.  Byron Shire Council's decision to support NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust putting their development plans for Massy Greene and Ferry caravan...

Greens accused of folding over Bruns parks negotiations  

Deep division and political backflips have emerged within local Greens members over a move to put plans of management (PoM) on public exhibition for two of the three holiday parks in Brunswick Heads.

Byron councillors offer $3.7m land to Bruns holiday parks

Michele Grant, Foreshore Protection Group. Byron councillors, Sarah Ndiaye, Michael Lyons and Alan Hunter have lodged a rescission motion that will gift around 36,000m2 of...

Bruns park plans ‘a windfall to trust, loss to community’

Controversial plans to turn prime foreshore public land in and around holiday parks at Brunswick Heads into commercial use, which have gone on exhibition just days out from the council elections, have sparked a public outcry.

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.