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Nimblefoot lauches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

Recognising history

I arrived in Mullum from Sydney in 1976 – I loved the town and the people and felt like...

Top tips for feline friends this International Cat Day

Some silly humans think that it's money that makes the world go around – we all know it's cats!

Tweed Council refuse aged care facility Tweed Heads

The proposed aged care facility at Caloola Drive Tweed Heads (DA20/0712) was refused at the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday.

Only real farmers and real food at Byron Farmers Market

Later this year, Byron Farmers Market will celebrate its 20th birthday. An impressive feat given that when it first...

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

Stories about "renewable energy policy":

Planet Watch – Roadblocks to renewables

The Australian political response to the COVID-19 pandemic has proved that governments can act quickly if conditions demand it, even if that means overturning longstanding ideological obstacles.

ALP closes offices following release of energy policy

‘A 45 per cent reduction target is fundamentally out of step with the action we need to take to avoid the worst of climate change,' says GetUps campaign director in response to Labor's energy policy.

Labor energy policy set to exploit Morrison’s coal obsession

Federal Labor is preparing to launch its energy policy – some six months out of a likely election date – with an expected attack on the Coalition government’s efforts to support new investment in coal generation, and details finally of its own plan to achieve its target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030.

Lismore candidates explain energy policy tonight

Voters in the seat of Lismore have a chance to hear their candidates outline their policies on renewable energy tonight at the Lismore City Bowls Club.

Why is Labor so hopeless at defending renewables policy?

Federal Labor has effectively abandoned its 50 per cent renewable energy target after its leaders failed hopelessly to identify the obvious arguments to defend the policy.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.