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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

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Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Water Night coming tomorrow

Rous County Council is putting residents of the Northern Rivers to the test by challenging households to take up the Water Night Challenge.

Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me...

Egotistic rabble

Strident anti-vaxxers claim that COVID-19 vaccination violates their individual sovereignty and freedom. However, there’s not a beep from them...

Gladys’ resignation

The entrenched corruption that tied senior politicians and police to notorious underworld figures in NSW for decades from the...

Stories about "rock wall":

Seawall shemozzle without legal clarity

With the June 14 public submission deadline for Council’s coastal policy looming, it’s emerged that there is no legal clarity as to the the ownership of, and liability for, the 1.1km seawall proposal along Belongil beach.

What about rock walls for New Brighton & Sth Golden?

L Cronin, Billinudgel. We residents of the northern end of the shire watch in disbelief as council prepares to pour our dwindling financial resources into bottomless rock holes in a vain attempt to protect a few properties at Belongil, while turning a blind eye to the perilous situation facing far more properties at New Brighton and South Golden Beach.

No winners at Brunswick loos

Mary Maher, Brunswick Heads. Torakina toilets at the entrance to the wall have long been a black hole and I have done a bit of tub-thumping (pardon the puns) about our dark and dank facilities.

Belongil landowners versus potholes

Charles Sawyer, Byron Bay. Council is considering spending about two million dollars to protect a relatively few Belongil landowners by putting rocks on the beach while saving money by leaving the roads unsafe.

Rock wall plan favours Belongil landowners

Paul Spooner, Byron Shire councillor. It appears that all people in the Byron Shire are not to be treated equally when it comes to deciding whether to put rocks on public land at Belongil beach.

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Northern Rivers Mud Trail this weekend

Local ceramic artists will be opening their studios across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires over the weekend, as part of the Northern Rivers Mud Trail.