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Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.

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Jack McCoy bringing surf show to Lennox

Legendary film maker Jack McCoy is bringing his acclaimed surf talk, film and live music event to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 8 May.

An insult, Poppa

From what I can understand, Poppa Veet Mayo’s letter seems to imply that this latest COVID scare is a...

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

Poor Council drains

Kate Anderson, Mullumbimby In response to and support of Kerry Gray’s and Robin Gracie’s letters Echo 31 March). The McGoughans Lane...

Tweed council adopts Jack Evans Boat Harbour plan

The Tweed Shire Council has announced that they have adopted the Plan of Management for the Jack Evans Boat Harbour precinct.

Affordable myth

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads There is a ‘myth of affordable housing’ in Byron Shire. Well may councillors lament the lack of ‘affordable...

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Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Be alert for tick fever

Following the confirmation of tick fever in cattle on two properties in the Tweed area, North Coast Local Land Services and NSW Department of Primary Industries are reminding producers to be alert to the risk and practice good farm biosecurity.

Fun in forests this summer

Forestry Corporation of NSW is reminding holiday-makers that NSW state forests offer plenty of fun and adventure, but visitors need to be safe, and respectful.

Let’s talk pork!

Put simply, pork barrelling is where certain electorates are favoured by politicans with cash (grants, infrastructure projects etc) to curry favour. It’s questionable though, how ethical the practice is, given it is essentially a bribe.

Police find cocaine and MDMA in cross border op

Police seven people have been arrested following a six-month investigation into the supply of MDMA and cocaine on the NSW Far North Coast and south-east Queensland.

Green hydrogen gets the green light to create jobs

Green hydrogen has received the backing to get a guaranteed $50 million dollars in funding over the next ten years to help develop the green hydrogen industry in NSW.

Border struggles

Gail Rundle, Mullumbimby The hard closure of the Queensland border is causing heartache and distress for the residents of the Northern Rivers. There is distressing news...

ALP calls for action after data breach affects 50,000 NSW drivers

NSW Labor is demanding the state government notify more than 50,000 motorists whose licences were exposed through an unsecured cloud storage site.

Latest COVID-19 stats for New South Wales and Queensland

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) statistics and news from the New South Wales and Queensland.

Latest COVID-19 health update for NSW & QLD

Ten new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the 24 hours to 8pm Saturday night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 3,672.

You Donne good

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I’d like to thank whoever decided to reprint John Donne’s beautiful poem ‘No Man is an Island’ on the Backlash page. I...

Augmented Reality gives local art exhibition a high-tech twist

A Byron Bay art gallery is seeking to bring paintings to life in its new exhibition, by making Augmented Reality technology part of the experience.

Community land trust

Shane Sylvanspring, Mullumbimby I want to congratulate and applaud Cr Paul Spooner, Mayor Simon Richardson, and planning staff for supporting and pushing for Byron Shire to...

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