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Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

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Woman charged with DV-related offences – Casino and Goonelabah

A woman will face court today over a domestic violence offence.

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no...

Public spaces or private profit?

‘We need more public spaces like libraries where the expectation is that you can be there without having to spend money.’

Elections

As a 65 year-old man, it should be illegal for me to vote. Start at 18 finish at 65,...

Dive head first into some 2024’s biggest books at the Byron Writers Festival

With the festival just over a month away, here’s a taste of some of the biggest and most compelling books in the Byron Writers Festival 2024 program.

72 house-raises and retrofits announced  

Seventy-two homeowners in the Ballina electorate will receive government funding to raise and retrofit their flood-affected homes, says local NSW Greens MP, Tamara Smith. 

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Tweed celebrates its Olympic and Paralympic athletes

If you’ve ever visited the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre at Kingscliff you may have noticed impressive list of international athletes commemorated around the walls. Now Tweed’s most recent Olympian and Paralympians from Rio have joined that list.

Full inclusion a long way off: Tweed Paralympian

The guest speaker at this year’s Tweed Access and Inclusion Awards says she has seen little evidence that Australians had become more accepting or inclusive of people with disability.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Paddle-out for innovative shaper, Geoff McCoy

There are shapers and there are shapers.  Geoff McCoy was our local eminent, and world-recognised, master surfboard shaper. I call this gaggle of exclusive surfboard...

Power from the barrel of a gun

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's immediate reaction to the assassination attempt on US presidential candidate Donald Trump was that there was 'no place for violence in the democratic process', but this is the latest in a very long line of incidents which prove otherwise.