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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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Julian Assange 

Thanks to everyone who signed the petition to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese asking him to speak to the UK...

Domestic v Wild

Tragically so much of our natural wildlife is at risk. ‘Dead’ zones along New Brighton Road, Old New Brighton...

AFL9s return to Byron after covid hiatus

Byron Bay’s Cavanbah Centre is set to host the two-day AFL9s Invitational tournament with $20,000 worth of prize money...

Beekeepers can get a permit to move hives away from flood water

With so many challenges currently surrounding the bee industry, it comes as a relief to many that NSW Department of Primary Industries will issue a special group permit for beekeepers in flood warning areas to move their hives to higher ground.

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

Stories about "Storm":

More rain, wind gusts of up to 90kph

An East Coast Low off the south-east Queensland coast is expected to bring an increase in winds, surf and rain to northern New South Wales from Friday.

Power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

Flood Watch issued ahead weekend weather in north east NSW

The wet weather likely to continue over the NSW/QLD coastal border region over the weekend, with heavy falls possible in Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast Sunday and Monday.

Man dies when tree crushes Federal home

Last night's storms in the northern rivers have caused severe damage to property and a man has died as the result of wind across the area

Storm wreaks havoc at Lismore Base Hospital

Nineteen people including newborn babies in Lismore Base Hospital's maternity wing had to be rescued on Sunday afternoon after a section of scaffolding collapsed in a storm, crashing onto the roof and trapping them inside.

Severe thunderstorm warning

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in parts of the northern rivers over the next several hours.

Big weekend in the NRL

Melbourne captain Cameron Smith will become the most capped Storm player in history while team-mate Billy Slater will play his 250th NRL match in Saturday night’s Telstra Premiership clash against Penrith at AAMI Park.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.