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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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Evans Head, Iron Gates DA public planning meeting coming

The current development application (DA) for the flood and bushfire-prone site of the Evans Head, Iron Gates development will go before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP) on 30 August.

Recognition for Brunswick SLSC volunteers

Five national medals presented on behalf of Governor General David Hurley were some of the awards given to Brunswick...

Guest chef brings something fun, casual to Barrio

Joining Chef Santiago Socrate at Barrio Eatery & Bar’s guest chef barbeque, on Wednesday 24 August 2022, is Chef...

Powerhouse six

Bearfoot is a powerhouse sextet that knows how to dig in and get a crowd bouncing, then brings them...

Our growth under threat, say local distillers

Local independent distillers behind iconic labels Ink Gin and Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin say a longstanding ‘bad’ government policy that taxes spirits unfairly, compared to other alcohol such as wine, is putting thousands of jobs at risk in a ‘dangerous high inflation environment’.

Potholes

Who’s with me in launching a class action against Byron and Lismore councils for compensation for us hapless ratepayers...

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Rous says use less water

Residents are being asked by Rous County Council to be mindful of their water use and reduce their consumption during the current flood disaster.

Expert says ‘it’s reasonable to rule the Dunoon Dam option out’

It appears Cr Big Rob cherry-picked Professor Stuart White's comments about the Dunoon Dam and used them out of context which may have not given the other Rous Councillors the full picture of the viability of the project.

Is 10,000 signatures enough to tip the balance 31,531 of voters

Water Northern Rivers has responded to business papers on the Rous website in which a Notice of Motion to put the Dunoon Dam back on the table has been put on the agenda for the Rous County Council meeting on Wednesday.

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.

New gallery and studio breathes life into old church and graveyard

Was it divine intervention or western democracy that changed the fate of a former country church on the Northern Rivers last week?

Future Water Project on exhibition from Thursday

Water is again a contentious subject as Rous County Council prepares to take submissions on their plans for the future.

A calculator to help you save water

Rous County Council has launched an interactive online home water calculator for residents seeking to know more about their town drinking water consumption.

Rous Watershed for Richmond River

To make everything old, new again is a dream for the Richmond river as plans get underway to restore the watercourse to its natural state.

More money for river and weeds after merger

An extra $130,000 a year would be available to eradicate weeds and improve the health of the Richmond River with the merger of three...

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.