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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Stories about "road safety":

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

19-yr-old charged after alleged Mercedes joy ride in Tweed shire

A 19-year-old Tweed Heads South man faces a string of charges related to car theft on the Northern Rivers.

House? What house? Stolen car crashes into Terranora house

Police say a house in Terranora is significantly damaged thanks to a mystery thief in a stolen car crashing into it over the weekend.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Drive so others survive, in Ballina and beyond

It's National Road Safety Week and Ballina Shire Council is appealing to drivers to take the road safety pledge, so that others can survive.

Teen and three adults refused bail after Northern Rivers police chase

Police said they charged four people after several police chases on the Northern Rivers on Sunday.

Man rescued from Murwillumbah drain

The man in his 40s was reportedly trying to avoid being hit by a car when he fell and was trapped for some time with his left leg stuck in the drain from the pelvis down.

One dead, five injured after two weekend bike crashes

Police have said a man believed to be in his fifties died, and four other men were injured in a crash south of Kyogle on Sunday.

Woman dies in 4WD crash near Bellingen

Emergency services were called to Waterfall Way, west of Bellingen, shortly before 6.30am Sunday.

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.