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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Rail trail concerns 

People are astonished that Byron Shire Councillors have voted to spend ratepayers’ resources exploring the rail trail option on...

Kinship Festival

One of the region’s largest cultural events returns to Murwillumbah and excitement is building for the seventh annual Kinship...

Native bush damage

The recent drain clearing in Bayside Brunswick, while most welcome, has resulted in significant destruction to native vegetation on...

Students in the dark about milk production

NSW Farmers says an Australian university study has discovered four in five primary school students have no idea how modern milk is produced.

Spring now: Barrio Eatery & Bar

Simon Haslam Barrio Eatery & Bar follows the seasons and, with the weather warming up, spring is the perfect time...

Get your sculpture ideas in by Sept 30

The Ingenuity Small Sculpture Prize is seeking entries by September 30 from Northern Rivers artists with $6,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

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NSW Australian of the Year to give Australia Day Address

With the sting of the 2019/20 fires still smarting and the threat of more on the way during the current hot and dry conditions, it's only fitting that former Rural Fire Service (RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM will deliver the 2021 Australia Day Address.

Get ready for fire season this weekend

It is time to get ready for the fire season. Find out how to protect your home and family at this weekends Get Ready Weekend. Volunteer firefighters are there to give advice on how to be prepared – there will also be fun activities for the kids to enjoy.

Main Arm fire brigade celebrates 75 years of community

From long haired hippies to National Party supporters, the whole community came out on Saturday to celebrate 75 years of the Main Arm rural fire service.

Pottsville fire burns out 137 hectares

A fire burning in bushland at Pottsville burnt out 137 hectares before being brought under control today (December 27).

Bushfire near Main Arm under control

A woman whose home was in the pathway of a bushfire in Coopers Lane, Main Arm, on Monday says she believes the source of the blaze was an unattended campfire. Photos.

Firey protest at Bentley RFS station

Rural Fire Service (RFS) members gathered at Bentley Fire Shed yesterday concerned at the use of one of the Bentley fire station as a command centre for police at the nearby gas protest site.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.