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Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

Crisis response needed from NSW state government as listings for priority housing increase over 100 per cent in multiple Northern Rivers regions.

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Interview with Nicki Parrott

After three decades of touring and performing in the US, Europe and Japan, acclaimed jazz musician Nicki Parrott is making a triumphant return to her homeland, bringing with her a new album Feelin’ Groovy – that pays homage to the iconic sounds of the sixties and draws inspiration from the carefree lifestyle of her new home in the Byron Shire.

Brad’s Butchery: Byron’s new organic butcher at 130 Jonson St Byron

Brad’s Butchery Byron Bay is a brand-new organic, family-owned-and-operated butcher in Byron with a great range of quality products and a dry-aged beef display room that is equal to the best in the country.

Are you a thinking of running for council? Time for women to step up?

Council elections are coming on September 14 and there is a call for women to step up and stand...

Mullum students off to parliament

During the April Easter school holidays, three Mullum High students represented the local electorates in the prestigious NSW Youth Parliament program camp.  

Byron Writers Festival locals’ passes on sale June 13

Byron Writers Festival and First National Byron have  partnered again to offer Sunday Locals Passes.

Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.

Stories about "surf rescue":

Deadliest year for coastal drownings in NSW

In their latest safety report, Surf Life Saving NSW says that the 2021/2022 season had the highest number of coastal drownings on record.

Swimmer rescued from Brunswick rip

A lunchtime swim nearly ended in disaster on Monday after a woman was caught in a powerful rip before being rescued by lifeguards north of Brunswick Heads.

Couple rescued after kayak capsizes near Julian Rocks

A man and a woman in their 30s who went on an early morning kayak trip to Julian Rocks on Sunday are counting their lucky stars after spending 90 minutes in the water without lifejackets when it capsized.

Editorial – Should Mullum’s water remain locally sourced?

The push by members of Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) to retain Mullum’s local water supply is heating up...

Relocalising to find the life we all dream of

Everywhere we look we see signs of economic downturn, environmental destruction and social breakdown. It’s easy to wonder how we can ever improve our lives and those of our kids.

Mullet fishers destroy dunes and native plants at Gawandii Beach, Shaws Bay

Locals and Tuckombil Landcare have expressed concerns over damage to the dunes at Gawandii Beach at Shaws Bay by fisher people who are accessing the beach for the mullet harvesting season. 

Flood-prone land subdivision DA on exhibition

A proposal by developer Callum Sked to subdivide flood-prone land near the Mullumbimby Showground is now on public exhibition on Council’s website until June 25.