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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

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No air for Ben

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Stop giving Franklin air time. Mayor Richardson, in his usual fashion, joins up with his mate Franklin...

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’...

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

Stories about "Pottsville koalas":

Protect koalas – don’t light fires

With drought and fires ravaging much of the country Tweed Shire Council have put out a special appeal for visitors and residents to be aware of the impact on local koala populations.

Pottsville koalas: three dead as community argues over men’s shed

Koala advocates say they are seriously concerned about the survival of Tweed’s endangered koala population after volunteers found five koalas diseased and/or dead over a three-day period last month.

Lifeline for Pottsville’s wildlife

Plans to prohibit dogs and cats from the areas around Pottsville will form part of the of Tweed Councils proposal for three Wildlife Protection Areas in and around Pottsville; they are currently seeking community feedback.

Will Cr Reece Byrnes ‘be responsible for the death of the Pottsville koalas?’

Almost 400 people showed up in support of the koalas and moving the Men's Shed to a better site. The Pottsville concerts is being hailed as a success but it may all come down to the vote of Cr Reece Byrnes.

Men’s shed can co-exist with koalas

Matthew France, Pottsville. For those who would like some simple information about the Black Rocks oval / Men's Shed issue. I am disappointed at what is...

Turf thief hits Pottsville koala-zone site for third time

Tweed Shire Council is appealing for public help to stop the ongoing theft of freshly laid turf on roadside verges at Pottsville where a second koala crossing has been built.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for people of all abilities and...