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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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EPA releases Climate Change Policy and Action Plan

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has released a Climate Change Policy and Action Plan 2023–26, ‘outlining a bold set of actions that will help NSW reach net-zero emissions by 2050’.

Lismore hospital works completed

The final stage of the Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment is now complete, says the NSW Liberals and Nationals government.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Australia Day in the Tweed

The Tweed community will reflect, respect and celebrate what it means to be part of the unfolding national story on Australia Day.

Celebrating regeneration on March 4

Planting trees to restore ecosystems is one of the most positive stories of our time, and perhaps the best antidote to climate despair. 

Lennox’s Ollie Sharpe heading to NSW Surf Life Saving Country Charge

Defending Open Iron champion, 17-year-old Ollie Sharpe and his club, Lennox Head-Alstonville SLSC, is preparing to lead the charge for the smaller clubs at the 2023 Oakberry Acai NSW Country Championships.

Stories about "road closures":

Roads affected by flooding

There are many roads affected by the flooding and landslides across the Northern Rivers with reminders to everyone that you should not drive through floodwater as conditions can change quickly. 

Road closures Northern NSW

Due to the continuing flood conditions there have been significant road closures throughout Northern NSW.  Key transport routes closed Grafton and Casino - Summerland Way is...

Temporary detour for Byron Bay Road this Sunday

Work to extend Hutley Drive and upgrade Byron Bay Road near Lennox Head will lead to the temporary closure of Byron Bay Road this Sunday, 29 March.

Urliup Road closed for repairs

Two sections of Urliup Road, Urliup, are being closed from today to allow Tweed Shire Council contractors to repair two landslips from the March 2017 floods.

Kohinur causeways reopen as bushfire burns in Upper Main Arm

BREAKING NEWS: Two causeways either side of Kohinur Hall in Main Arm, closed without notice by Byron Shire Council yesterday, have reopened with a five-ton limit allowing passenger vehicles to access them.

Major road closures remain around northern rivers

Updated Monday, 9am: Parts of the Bruxner Highways, Tweed Valley Way and Bangalow road remained closed on Sunday night, as the effects of flood waters start to move south. The Pacific Highway is closed to light vehicles only at New Italy.

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.