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Kingscliff locals concerned over proposal to remove trees at Merve Edwards Fields for AFL

The potential of removing trees from the Merve Edwards Fields site at Kingscliff to accommodate the Kingscliff Junior AFL Club has raised concerns of locals and neighbours who say that this is not a proposal they support. 

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‘Mono’ wins Hawaiian adaptive surfing title

Byron Bay surfer Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart won his division at the Hawaiin Adaptive Surfing Championships two weeks ago.

Coronial inquest becomes a matter for the DPP

The coronial inquest examining the death of Jarrad Antonovich was abruptly concluded late last week, as the case against the key figure involved was referred to the Department of Public Prosecutions by Coroner Teresa O'Sullivan.

Who is responsible?

Teenage (stabbing) crime. Here I go again! Why are these kids allowed out of the house before their parents...

Kinship Festival – Unity Celebration

In Murwillumbah 6,000 people celebrated the annual Kinship Festival on Saturday, 25 May with the theme of Yabulgu – Together as one, Unity for our children’s future.

Contaminated fuel claims

A man who says a petrol station in the southern Tweed Heads area sold him contaminated fuel is seeking any other motorists who may have experienced the same. 

Death and Dying expo May 25

On Saturday May 25, a free Death and Dying expo will be held at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 10am-2pm.

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New report reveals NSW biodiversity no better off under Labor

A new report released today has revealed that declining biodiversity and increasing extinctions has continued despite pre-election commitments by the Minns government to take action on environmental protection.

Shocking NSW methane emissions report

The Greens are calling for a halt to all new coal mine approvals after a new report has revealed that methane emissions from open cut coal mines could be producing twice as much methane than is accounted for in the National Carbon Inventory.

Call for moratorium on zombie DAs

Dressed as zombies, around one hundred Save Wallum supporters marched to the Wallum site in Brunswick Heads yesterday, calling for an immediate moratorium on all NSW zombie DAs, including Wallum at Brunswick Heads.

Minns Government to throw more kids in prison?

The Greens say the Minns Labor Government is pushing through changes to bail and criminal laws that will result in more children being trapped in the criminal justice system and sent to jail. This is in defiance of the views of civil society, the International Convention on the Rights of the Child and almost all contemporary evidence that shows sending young people to prison results in worse outcomes for both the child and society.

Calls for action on harmful chemical sprays

Continued wet conditions in some agricultural areas have brought forward concerns about the types of chemicals being used in spraying operations and how they are impacting communities and the environment.

Logging blocked as community waits for Federal Court decision

Logging access was blocked to Clouds Creek State Forest on Monday by local community members who were supported by Greens MP Sue Higginson as they sought to prevent logging road operations and protect endangered species in the forest.

Seeing the forest and the trees

The chainsaws were finally ordered to stop in what remains of the native forests in Western Australia and eastern Victoria on New Year's Day, throwing into sharp relief the absence of any similar policy in NSW or federally, despite unambiguous economic and scientific arguments.

Greens MLC welcomes exoneration of Kathleen Folbigg

The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday quashed the convictions of Kathleen Folbigg, who was convicted for the deaths of her four children in 2003.

No amendments, no support, say Greens

The NSW Greens will be voting against the government’s proposed climate laws unless amendments are agreed to that set more ambitious emissions reductions and require the government to actually achieve the targets.

Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital attracts supporters from across spectrum

The first sod was turned yesterday for construction of the new $2.8 million Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital on five acres at Lindendale Road, Wollongbar, attracting supporters of all political stripes and other well-wishers from across the wildlife care community.

Ballina Council to look into making tiny homes accessible 

The idea of living in a tiny home can seem like a simple solution to our housing crisis – but getting council approvals for a permanent tiny home on private land can be challenging. 

Council staff to look at limiting bulk and scale in Wategos  

A motion by Cr Sarah Ndiaye (Greens) to amend the LEP to reduce the building height limits in the Wategos residential area from 9m to 8m was unsuccessful at last Thursday’s Council meeting. 

Is this the next Bentley? New doco highlights value of Clarence River amid mining proposal

Mining plans for the region were discovered by two locals as they paddled down the Clarence River near Grafton. The question is what does it mean for the future of the Northern Rivers?

Editorial – Mining is back, baby! 

Nearly ten years ago in 2015, junior coal seam gas miner Metgasco was paid out handsomely – $25m of your tax money – after its approval to frack Bentley was fiercely fought off by thousands of well-organised protesters. But now they are back...