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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

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.

Are developers threatening court action over controversial Iron Gates development?

Using the Land and Environment Court (L&EC) to exclude effective public dialogue on development appears to, once again, be being used to drive forward development in the Northern Rivers.

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the...

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Pizzaholic love

Over the past 18 years at Earth ‘n’ Sea Pizza, Denise and David have always appreciated the support from...

Stories about "State Significant Farmland":

Kingscliff’s new ambulance station won’t be on State Significant Farmland

Concerns over the new Kingscliff Ambulance station being placed on State Significant Farmland were raised following the announcement of funding for the new ambulance station by Health Minister Brad Hazzard earlier this month.

Cautious welcome for Kingscliff’s new ambulance station

The announcement of the new ambulance station for Kingscliff was welcomed by locals, however, it comes with the reminder that the state government committed to no further development on State Significant Farmland.

Kingscliff residents have ‘serious concerns’ over hospital development

The community remains ‘seriously concerned’ over the risks to the remaining State Significant Farmland that surrounds the new hospital site, the future of free parking for staff and visitors, and the future of the existing Tweed Hospital.

Hospital site opponents get chance to meet minister

Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) says Health Minister Brad Hazzard is prepared to meet with opponents of the site the government has selected for the new Tweed Hospital.

Arguments reach boiling point over Tweed Hospital siting

Greens MP Dawn Walker raises questions in parliament over compulsory acquisition of farmland and nature reserve for hospital site while Nationals and Labor trade barbs over alleged favours for political party donors.

Two weeks to get your views in on Tweed Valley Hospital site

Community submissions on the future site of the new Tweed Valley Hospital site will close on June 14. Currently 20 alternative sites have been put in for consideration.

Newrybar, Tintenbar exposed to CSG

When Ballina Council submitted its new LEP to the state government last year it failed to zone two historic villages in a way that would protect them from CSG mining.

Bid to rezone Tweed farmland, again

A new bid by former coalition state MP Don Beck to rezone some of the state's most protected farmland at Cudgen and turn it into a 231-lot housing development has been criticised as poor planning by Tweed Shire Council staff.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.