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Drones not detonation

The extraordinary popularity of the Vivid light shows in Sydney has exploded this year, but quietly, thanks to the...

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Arnold’s tourism role recognised

If tourism is the lifeblood of the Byron Shire, then Cameron Arnold is one of its key haematologists.

Whian Whian public school kids are all in D-tension

The Whian Whian Public School whole school band, D-Tension, are preparing for their first gig of 2024 and it’s going to go off with a bang – or at least a flash of lantern light on Saturday in Lismore.

The incredible shrinking ambition of Peter Dutton

Last week, Peter Dutton's Liberal-National Coalition formally abandoned Australia's legislated 2030 emissions reduction target.

Why have NSW Labor failed to hold their promised drug summit?

On budget eve the banner ‘Premier, you promised. Drug Summit Now’ was dropped across from NSW Parliament calling on NSW Labor to set a date for the long awaited NSW Drug Summit.

Exciting live act

One of Australia’s hottest slide guitarists, Adam Hole is one of the most exciting live acts on the circuit today.

A picnic is more fun with painting

It’s that time of year again when baguettes and olives are embraced along with your cerulean blues and your crimson lakes, for the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s annual Community Picnic and Artist Paint Out on Sunday, June 30.

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Water restrictions before Christmas likely

Much of the Northern Rivers could be on water restrictions by Christmas unless there is significant rain.

Call to action for Evans Head over the Iron Gates development

Local community groups at Evans Head are putting out a ‘Call to Action' after being excluded from the Land and Environment Courts hearings and deliberations over the development application for Iron Gates.

Ballina mayor changes mind on groundwater use with Dunoon Dam in sight

The Ballina Shire Council has overturned a controversial water security decision made by the previous council last year in the leadup to local government elections.

Rous focus on Alstonville groundwater to boost region’s supply

The Rous County Council has confirmed plans to tap into groundwater on the Alstonville plateau days after Ballina Mayor Sharon Cadwallader confirmed support of a ‘water security’ project there.

Missing: evidence that the Dunoon Dam is relevant

Rous County Council (RCC) is responsible for our region’s future water security. Its lack of transparency, inability to communicate complex concepts with the community and its penchant for misusing/misrepresenting scientific and expert information make it unfit for that purpose.

The Valley of the Dammed

Less than 2.5 per cent of water on Earth is fresh, and humans have dammed over half of the rivers around the globe. Dams significantly modify landscapes and have immense ecological and social consequences.

Mullumbimby water supply safe to drink – but there’s not much of it

There is no need to boil your drinking water in Mullumbimby say Byron Shire Council. 

Rous votes to put the Dunoon Dam back on the table

Rous County Council met this morning to decide, amongst other things, to put the controversial Dunoon Dam back on the table, after Rous voted to abandon the idea in late 2020.

Rous Councillor moves a motion to resurrect the Dunoon Dam

Just when we thought we’d seen the last of the dam, the 2021 LGA elections saw the issue used as a platform for swaying votes on December 4.

Cadwallader wins the trifecta: mayor; Rous; and regional chair

Ballina’s recently elected mayor has added yet another important position to her portfolio after taking a seat on the Rous County Council last month.

Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

Yes, peace is the solution

Both Duncan Shipley-Smith and John Scrivener yet again display the same responses that I talk about over, and over and over again. They do...

Teething problem

I think it’s really stupid and potentially dangerous that the concept of an absorption period of charging a lead acid battery has been transferred...

Rising Tide activists head to Justine Elliot’s office with kayaks

Today saw just over 40 people kayak from John Follent Park in Tweed Heads to Faux Park in South Tweed, before walking close to a one km with their kayaks to the Labor Member for Richmond's Office to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects.