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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

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Acting Prime Ministers

Last week, Acting PM Michael McCormack managed the tricky feat of making the absent Scott Morrison look good, at least by comparison. Perhaps that's now the Nationals' role in the Canberra circus?

MusicNSW appoints Nino for regional representation

MusicNSW is endeavouring to support regional music and musicians by appointing seven Regional Music Officers (RMOs) across the state.

Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

No SourDough$

Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Climate Change, Coal and the Flushing Toilet

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to have stopped caring about climate change. Is it because it’s too big? Is it because we have a Prime Minister who is in a dirty love triangle with coal and gas? Or is it the convenience of the flushing toilet?

Cr Jeff Johnson calls for affordable housing initiative

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson has a housing proposal for Ballina Council which will be discussed at today's meeting, following a recent workshop with Social Futures and North Coast Community Housing.

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Linking Lennox gets underway

Taking a stroll along the coast is not only good for your health but your mind and spirit as well.

Bibi’s tale of pro skater exploitation

Bibi Bradbury has a tale to tell younger kids wanting to be a pro skater – be wary of the career as the corporations that promote the sport are not particularly supportive of their talent.

Shire skaters get some great results at national finals

Four Byron Shire skaters have returned from the Australian Skateboard League National Finals in Melbourne earlier this month, with some great results.  Suffolk Park’s Joey...

Skateboarding comes to Tyalgum

Skateboarding workshops and demonstrations will be leading attractions when the upgraded Tyalgum Memorial Park and its new skate park are officially opened on Saturday, September 2.

Airborne skaters bring RUKKUS to Mullumbimby

More than a hundred skateboard riders and spectators  turned out at the Mullumbimby skate park two weeks ago for the latest instalment of the...

Who wouldn’t want a Byron Bay skate park?

A campaign by the local Byron Labor branch to build a skate park in Byron Bay is underway after Cr Paul Spooner (Country Labor) resurrected the idea at last Thursday’s council meeting.

Skaters on deck for Rukkus

Joey Cormack won the open division from a field of 78 competitors in the Rukkus skateboard competition in Mullumbimby on the weekend. The strong field...

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.