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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

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RATs to the rescue: understanding our transition to rapid antigen testing

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Stories about "Tallowood Estate":

Final Tallowood stage up before Byron Council

The world may be in a state of immense turmoil and uncertainty, but at least we can rely on the inexorable forward march of the Tallowood housing development in Mullumbimby.

Editorial: Good process leads to good outcomes!

In an age of climate change, species extinction and mindless overdevelopment, it’s inconceivable to think the local Greens councillors would support over-development, minimise/ignore process and diminish residential amenity and biodiversity.

Residents demand changes to latest Tallowood Estate DA

Plans for the next stage of development at Mullumbimby’s Tallowood Ridge Estate would lead to the further degradation of remnant bushland and must not be passed by Byron Council without amendment, residents say.

Child-care centre may add to traffic danger

Christine Cameron, Mullumbimby. After witnessing a child run across Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby, in front of a truck to catch a bus to Shearwater School last week, I am extremely concerned about having a 64-place child-care centre build near the Tallowood estate.

Tallowood sports grounds to go ahead

The Tallowood estate at Mullumbimby plans to begin work on sports facilities after a ‘compromise’ was reached with Byron Shire Council.

Developer offers to protect parts of Mullum housing estate

The developer of the Tallowood housing estate in Mullumbimby has offered to reduce the size of the lots in a further stage of the project in a bid to protect the ridge line overlooking the estate which locals wanted left forested.

Tallowood developers own worst enemies

David Rawlins, Mullumbimby Creek. The developers at Tallowood Ridge are their own worst enemies. They show time and time again their only motivation is money. The angst this causes only fuels the community’s fight.

Tallowood residents fear old-growth, koala tree removal

The Tallowood Ridge Community Association say they are concerned that a three-lot subdivision along the estate’s ridgeline may result in the removal of large trees by future lot owners to protect assets or for the building of sheds and granny flats.

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18 January. These numbers include 663...

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.