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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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COVID update includes trial of home quarantine

When media were told that NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian would be at today's 11am update, we expected big news – the Premier said last week she would only attend the updates if it were important news.

Kingscliff and Casuarina among new venues of concern

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region. There have also been positive detection of COVID fragments at Ballina and Wardell sewage treatment plants.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety...

September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

COVID-19 updated venue of concern excludes Lismore’s Workers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) have updated their list of venues of concern for the Lismore LGA.

Lismore LGA to re-enter Queensland border bubble

Now that Lismore LGA is out of lockdown, the number of acceptable reasons for residents to cross the border into Queensland has increased.

Stories about "Shark attacks":

Close encounter with shark at Sharpes Beach, Ballina

Pro surfer Matt Wilkinson had a close encounter with the shark kind at Sharpes Beach near Ballina yesterday.

The myths about sharks and shark attacks debunked

A recent panel discussion in Byron Bay brought some focussed intelligence to bear on the subject of sharks for a change, instead of the usual Murdoch media beat-ups.

Shark nets the best option for protecting people

Nicholas Crouch, Lennox Head Can the Ballina Shark attack issue be reduced to this equation: One Great White or one person? The numbers are roughly the...

Cooper recuperates after shark attack

Teenage surfer Cooper Allen, who was bitten by a shark off the a Ballina beach this morning has escaped with only a few stitches from the ordeal.

Ballina beaches closed after shark attack at Lighthouse Beach

Surf Life Saving NSW has confirmed reports of a shark attack on a 17-year-old surfer at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina, at around 9am this morning...

Wategos to get acute shark attack pack ASAP

Byron Bay’s iconic Wategos Beach is the first in the state to receive what could be a life-saving medical kit containing key items needed in first aid situations following a shark attack.

Ballina shark barrier installation stalls

Installation of the controversial ‘eco’ shark barrier at Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach has stalled after fears that divers installing the 350kg concrete ‘planks’ that anchor...

Shark devices pose threat to boats: Sea Shepherd

So-called 'smart drum lines' in Ballina and Byron Bay could be a threat to boaties, the Sea Shepherd Australia group has claimed.

Is Evans River dredging attracting sharks?

An Evans Head residents group wants to know whether spoil from dredging in the Evans River might be attracting sharks.

Mick Fanning was not ‘attacked’ by shark

Dean Jefferys, skipper of marine conservation yacht Migaloo 2. This is a call to cut the hysteria and remove shark nets and drum lines. People around the world can see that the shark didn't intend to attack and kill Mick Fanning and there is no need to get hysterical about sharks and that humans are not on sharks' menu.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...