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Quarry comes up against the farmers of Bentley

You would need to be a pretty tough customer to come up against the Bentley farmers, yet, that is exactly what Rob and Sarah McKenzie, the operators of the Bentley Quarry, what they say is a local, family-operated business, are doing.

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Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

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Northern Rivers: there’s more rain on the way

There is further heavy rain forecast for parts of the Northern Rivers – The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting heavy rainfall, damaging winds and thunderstorms across many areas today.

Risk of more storms and heavy rain today

The SES is warning that more storms and heavy rain are forecast for the Northern Rivers today.

Ballina Council wrap-up

This month's Ballina Shire Council meeting discussed dogs, developments, water, money, movies and Lake Ainsworth.

Ballina’s Gerry Burnage red hot favourite for RESCA

Full-time volunteer and local legend Gerry Burnage of the Ballina SES has been nominated for the Rotary District and Clubs of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards.

Navy Cadets or SES for prime Ballina site?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw an intense discussion about the future of 26 Endeavour Close, Ballina, which has been the home of TS Lismore, the local base for the Australian Navy Cadets, since 1988.

Climate emergency means we ALL need emergency plans

Even if you do get a warning and decide to stay, there is no guarantee emergency responders will make it to your place in time to save you or your property from disaster.

Vale Noel McAviney, SES stalwart

They used to say that life started at 40 – but for Noel McAviney you could say he started a new life at 55, when he and his wife Gwenyth followed their daughters Lynne, Gail, Lorraine and Kathy to the north coast. 

Start of storm season sees rainfall and possible thunderstorms

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) urges communities to prepare for possible thunderstorms developing tonight and into the morning over the Northern Rivers bringing possible localized heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

Missing man found dead – Richmond River 

The body of a man who was reported missing in the Richmond River, 40km south of Ballina, has been located this morning. Emergency services were...

Honouring the SES

The SES continues to do vital work throughout the community in responding to emergencies large and small. They are looking for members of the community who are interested in joining the service.

All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?

Business calls for Tweed train tracks to be kept ignored

More than 800 people had signed a petition calling for a new rail trail to be built next to, rather than in place of, the existing disused railway line running through the shire.

Resilient communities training on offer

‘Resilience’ has become a buzzword in Australia over the past few years, as communities across the country struggle to cope with fire, floods, and a pandemic.

Independent councillor fact-checks housing supply in the Byron Shire

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Cate Coorey won approval from fellow councillors last week for a new reporting regime she says will offer clarification on dwellings approved in the shire.