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Why jobseekers were abandoned

Many were left puzzled by the recent federal budget by Labor Treasurer, Jim Chalmers, with its projected surplus of $9.3 billion. 

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Caper wraps – Stone Fest next! 

With the conclusion of Caper Byron Bay Food and Culture Festival on May 26 – with events held across the Shire’s prestigious dining and watering establishments – Stone & Wood’s Festival of the Stone gears up for its big event on June 1, from 3pm till 10pm. 

‘Mono’ wins Hawaiian adaptive surfing title

Byron Bay surfer Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart won his division at the Hawaiin Adaptive Surfing Championships two weeks ago.

Contaminated fuel claims

A man who says a petrol station in the southern Tweed Heads area sold him contaminated fuel is seeking any other motorists who may have experienced the same. 

Potholes deep dive

While Byron Council tells residents there’s no funding to repair flood-damaged roads and vital access to peoples’ homes, or...

Eight days in and search parties continue to search bush for Mullum man Gage Wilson

Local Byron Shire man Gage Wilson has now been missing for eight days and his family and friends have been organising search parties to look for him.  

New community meeting room in Lismore

A new community meeting room, free for non-profit organisations and community groups to hire, has been launched at the Lismore Library.

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Vale to the fearless and humorous Richard Neville

Richard Neville, one of the founding editors of the iconic counterculture magazine, Oz, died last Sunday in Suffolk Park, aged 74, after a struggle with dementia. His wife Julie Clarke Neville and daughters Lucy and Angelica were by his side.

Kingscliff locals concerned over proposal to remove trees at Merve Edwards Fields for AFL

The potential of removing trees from the Merve Edwards Fields site at Kingscliff to accommodate the Kingscliff Junior AFL Club has raised concerns of locals and neighbours who say that this is not a proposal they support. 

Ballina Council to look into making tiny homes accessible 

The idea of living in a tiny home can seem like a simple solution to our housing crisis – but getting council approvals for a permanent tiny home on private land can be challenging. 

Council staff to look at limiting bulk and scale in Wategos  

A motion by Cr Sarah Ndiaye (Greens) to amend the LEP to reduce the building height limits in the Wategos residential area from 9m to 8m was unsuccessful at last Thursday’s Council meeting. 

Is this the next Bentley? New doco highlights value of Clarence River amid mining proposal

Mining plans for the region were discovered by two locals as they paddled down the Clarence River near Grafton. The question is what does it mean for the future of the Northern Rivers?