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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Woman assaults police – Bangalow

Police say that a woman resisted arrest and assaulted two officers yesterday in Bangalow.

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Jaimini hut

Margot Hays, Bangalow I would like to voice my opinion regarding the hut structure at Belongil where Jaimini sits and...

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My old mate Billy

Gayle Russell, Murwillumbah. It was lovely to see the article, Vale Billy Snow, subversive BUGA Up graffiti artist,  – and there is more to my...

New support for smokers seeking to quit

Are you struggling with wanting to give up smoking but finding it just too difficult? A new trial is offering support to people in Byron Shire and surrounding areas.

Tas considers increasing smoking age to 25

Statistics show too many Tasmanians are fat and unhealthy compared to interstate populations and politicians on the island want to make a change and will start by targeting smokers.

Cafe smokers face $300 fines if caught outdoors

The days of having a cigarette with your coffee at cafes across New South Wales will end next month. But smokers in Lismore have already been subjected to bans since 2012 and Dragonfly Cafe manager Lisa Yacopetti says customers have responded positively.

Two-thirds of smokers will die from habit

Two-thirds of Australia's 2.7 million smokers can expect to die from their habit, and the more they smoke, the higher their risk of an early death.

Smoking in NSW national parks banned

Smoking will be outlawed across NSW's national parks from Thursday under changes introduced by the Baird government.

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.