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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. 

Other News

Tweed Council refuse aged care facility Tweed Heads

The proposed aged care facility at Caloola Drive Tweed Heads (DA20/0712) was refused at the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday.

Revenge

The Fischer–Spassky 1992 Twentieth Anniversary Rematch was in fact Russia and Spassky’s revenge. Russia knew that Bobby Fischer was unstable,...

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...

Developer sparks storage stress

Byron-based property owner/developer, Josh Thompson, has created a shitstorm within the community after trying to evict customers renting 160 units at his ACE storage facility within a week, to make way for 26 warehouses.

Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.

Festival goer dies with meningococcal disease

Late last night thousands of Splendour in the Grass ticket holders received an email alerting them that NSW Health has been notified of two cases of meningococcal disease in people who attended the festival.

Stories about "SES":

Ballina calls for more SES funding – again

The Ballina Shire Council has agreed to prioritise upgrading of its State Emergency Services base and to call for a new shire-wide incident control centre.

Govt promises new SES centre for Lismore with paid staff

Labor Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin has welcomed the state government’s announcement of a new State Emergency Services Incident Control Centre in the flood-ravaged regional city.

Batten down the hatches ahead of windy weather

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) says that windy, wintery conditions have been forecast for the majority of NSW on Monday and Tuesday.

NSW bracing for more heavy rain

While the Northern Rivers does not appear to be in the direct firing line this time, the NSW State Emergency Service is urging residents elsewhere in the state to prepare for significant rainfall.

The rescue missions across the Northern Rivers

Northern Rivers rescue services have been working around the clock over the past three days.

Disaster unfolding in Lismore and beyond

Levee overtopped: John Walker GM of LIsmore just told ABC North Coast that as at 10.25am the water was just at the top of the levee in Lismore and was trickling over the top. At places in the CBD there are already 3m of water before the overtopping of the levee, and if the water level rises to 11m then most of the CBD will be inundated.

Mullumbimby flood updates

The flood warning for Mullumbimby has been downgraded to 'possible moderate flooding'.

Flood update – Billinudgel

The SES says low lying parts of Billinudgel need to Evacuate by 5am.

Tumbulgum flood update

An SES Order says Tumbulgum and Surrounding Areas need to Evacuate by 7am.

Parts of Lismore are being evacuated now – it’s time to leave

NSW SES is directing people within North Lismore to evacuate. 

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.