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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. 

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Former Mullum local heading to Las Vegas for BJJ world championships

A 25-year-old former Mullumbimby woman is set to compete in one of the biggest grappling events in the world, the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) World Championships, in Las Vegas  in August.

‘Byron Independents’ ticket announced

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon has announced his running mates for the upcoming local government elections. Cr Lyon will again contest the mayoralty, with Dr Meredith Wray, Cr Mark Swivel and former Councillor Jeannette Martin in the group.

Champion Australian beer

Stone & Wood Brewing, well known for their flagship Pacific Ale, have produced another winner, with their Big Pale...

Ballina council to send damning Richmond River report to ministers

A majority of Ballina Shire Councillors has voted to send a damning report on the Richmond River catchment to relevant state and federal ministers.

Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

Coronial inquest becomes a matter for the DPP

The coronial inquest examining the death of Jarrad Antonovich was abruptly concluded late last week, as the case against the key figure involved was referred to the Department of Public Prosecutions by Coroner Teresa O'Sullivan.

Stories about "Pete Murray":

Pete plays the Enmore to fight unconventional mining

Local muso Pete Murray is preparing to join almost 70 acts across eight venues including Sydney's Enmore Theatre, for Australia’s biggest concert to support rural communities uniting to protect their farmlands from fracking and unconventional gas mining.

Musos pop-up at Bentley Blockade

Like a scene from a spy movie, seven cars pulled up at a guarded gate on Saturday afternoon and some of the north coast’s highest profiled musos stepped out to surprise and support protectors at the Bentley Blockade.

Pete Brings His Byron Sessions Home

Mandy Nolan http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z8tdN_uA2IQ   Pete Murray is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most loved singer/songwriters. He has revisited his brilliant Blue Sky Blue with his latest project The...

The Mighty Dollar and Luke

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsQvtfo_Qh0&feature=youtu.be   Local troubadour and musical activist Luke Vassella is well known on the NSW north coast and beyond as a warm, personable, professional and inspirational...

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?

Editorial – Mining is back, baby! 

Nearly ten years ago in 2015, junior coal seam gas miner Metgasco was paid out handsomely – $25m of your tax money – after its approval to frack Bentley was fiercely fought off by thousands of well-organised protesters. But now they are back...