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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

First baby born at new Tweed Valley Hospital

The new Tweed Valley Hospital opened on May 14 at Kingscliff and it saw its first baby born that day at 8.53pm.

10 days of fab food

Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival returns for its second iteration and kicks off this Friday, running until Sunday, May 26 – and is there a lot to pack in.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

Labor’s new gas policy dictated by industry?

In the lead up to the 2024 budget, the ALP has just released one of the most idiotic and infuriating documents they've ever produced, their 'Future Gas Strategy'.

Protect the beach and coast

The last time my late father visited Byron Bay, I saw a tear roll down his cheek as he...

Stories about "plebiscite":

Opposition to same-sex marriage grounded in sexual prejudice

Nick Haslam As the Australian same-sex marriage debate heats up it may be time for cool reflection on the sources of our polarised views. Recent...

Queer, Christian and Southern: Mullum Music Festival welcomes Julien Baker

At just 20 years old singer/songwriter Julien Baker is a talent on the rise. Queer, Christian and native to Memphis, this is a girl with...

Marriage’s (un)holy alliance

It was all over the news on Monday lunchtime – or at least the News Corp news: a new poll showed that 76 per cent of Aussies would like to have a plebiscite on the issue of same-sex marriage. But who commissioned the poll and who conducted it?

Plebiscite or referendum? How about a pleberendum?

Anthony Plesko, Ballina. I have just invented the pleberendum. Every electorate set s up a LAN for optional citizen voting on legislation to be put before the house, ie: an electoral plebiscite.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.