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Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

Other News

Third village for Alstonville Plateau?

A proposal to assess the viability of a third village on the Alstonville Plateau was discussed at Ballina Shire Council's last meeting.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

New chef at Crystalbrook Byron

Joachim Borenius has been appointed as the new executive chef at Crystalbrook Byron resort’s signature restaurant, Forest. Joachim Borenius brings...

Byron U/18 girls basketballers undefeated in regional competition

The Byron Bay Beez girls U/18 squad are undefeated and sit on top of the North Eastern Junior League (NEJL) after two of four rounds.

Stories about "support":

How can parents support their kids starting school?

As schools across the country get ready to open the doors of education in 2024, an RMIT early childhood expert says children need emotional and behavioural support to ensure a smooth transition into the classroom.

State Govt pledges support for flood-affected local women

Vulnerable local women who are affected by ongoing floods will have access to holistic support to address social, financial, and medical disadvantage, the State Government has promised.

Join the push for promised govt flood support

Disappointed in the one-year performance of the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation?

New family law support service

Families impacted by domestic violence and involved in family law proceedings in the regions, including services in locations at Lismore and Coffs Harbour, will have improved access to support as part of a major project expansion.

Free mental health support for Northern Rivers communities 

Northern Rivers residents are being reminded that free mental health support is only a phone call or web chat away, with in-person counseling also available.

Helpers support new mums, like Jess

It can be a challenge having a newborn in any circumstance, and harder still if you have no family support where you live.

NSW Back to School vouchers on the way

Eligible businesses can now register as an approved provider for the Premier’s Back to School NSW program, which will deliver families $150 worth of vouchers for each child enrolled to attend school in 2023.

Up to $100,000 available in flood recovery support for farmers

Farmers may be eligible for grants of up to $100,000 in recovery support through the Critical Producer Grant.

Byron Shire flood recovery update

Byron Shire Council says it's in awe of the local community and how everyone is continuing to come out with hearts and minds to support each other through the flooding disaster.

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

Flood insurance inquiry’s North Coast hearings 

A public hearing into insurers’ responses to the 2022 flood was held in Lismore last Thursday, with one local insurance brokerage business owner describing the compact that exists between insurers and society as ‘broken’. 

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she implied that it may largely...