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Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

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Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

A festival in laneways

Mullumbimby, a town known for its abundance of artists and creatives with a passion for what drives them, is set to host the much-anticipated Laneways Festival 2024 on May 4 and 5.

Can Council’s overturn their decisions?

NSW Labor planning minister, Paul Scully, when asked about the Wallum estate by local MP Tamara Smith (Greens)  in...

Man saved by Marine Rescue NSW after vessel capsized on Bruns Bar

A rapid response by Marine Rescue Brunswick volunteers has saved a man’s life after his 4.9 metre boat rolled on Brunswick Bar this morning.

Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

Mayor defends promoting sale of Wallum lots

Is the role of mayor Michael Lyon as a negotiator with Wallum developers, Clarence Property, compromised? With talks with...

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Wilkinson knocked out by Fanning in his final tour event

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson was knocked out of competition at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in the new round four surfing against...

McDonagh has first crack at the world’s best pro surfers

At just 16 Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head surfed in his first WSL Championship Tour heat against the current world champion John John Florence...

Locals in the lineup for the Bells Beach pro event

Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head has been given a great opportunity with a berth in the Rip Curl Men’s Trials being held at Bells...

Fanning beats De Souza to Rip Curl Pro title

Mick Fanning of Tweed Heads has won his fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach title, defeating Adriano De Souza of Brazil in a count back after the pair finished in the first ever tiebreak final in WCT history

Medina wipes out Slater at Bells Beach

Longstanding surf star Kelly Slater has been eliminated from the prestigious Rip Curl Pro competition at Bells Beach by the 21-year-old reigning world champion Gabriel Medina.

Ringing the Bell for Rip Curl Pro

Yesterday was a thrilling finals day at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, stop No 3 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT).

RipCurl Pro continues in Portugal

Reigning ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson from the Gold Coast (above) advanced into Round 4 of the RipCurl Pro Portugal at Supertubos, Peniche yesterday.

De Souza rings the Bell

    Adriano de Souza has become the first Brazilian man to win the Rip Curl Pro presented by Ford, downing American tour rookie Nat Young...

All go for the Groms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI9-Wi85YlQ   The Groms were the only satisfied customers at Bells Beach in Victoria this morning as another lay day was called for the men’s comp. After...

Surfers set to ring that Bells

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yTDqkfcShM   World champion Joel Parkinson and defending event champion Mick Fanning are both looking forward to competing in the iconic surfing event, the Rip Curl...

Flood insurance inquiry’s North Coast hearings 

A public hearing into insurers’ responses to the 2022 flood was held in Lismore last Thursday, with one local insurance brokerage business owner describing the compact that exists between insurers and society as ‘broken’. 

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she implied that it may largely...