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Government convenes Coastal Water Safety Roundtable today

NSW Minister for Emergency Services Jihad Dib will lead an expert roundtable looking at how more lives can be saved on NSW beaches after more than a dozen coastal drownings this summer.

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Bulldozers

Council’s excuse for letting the bulldozers into the Wallum site is that it will lose in court and waste...

Seniors Festival returns March 11

The Byron Seniors Festival is back, and will be held from March 11 to 15 at the Byron Community Centre.

Delay on clothes-optional beach decision 

Tyagarah Beach will remain a clothes-optional location until at least June 30, after the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) bowed to a concerted campaign from the local naturist community.

When Lucy got to say ‘thank you for saving my life’

Almost two years to the day that Lucy Vader was saved by an unknown man in an orange kayak, she got the chance to meet him and tell him how grateful she was that he carried her and beloved dog Dotty to safety.

Sleepbus service opens in Ballina

Sleepbus, the innovative solution for rough sleepers, has opened in Ballina after relocating from Byron Bay.

Coastal hazard assessment study released

The way in which coastlines are managed is moving forward, with a consultant report – Byron Shire Coastal Hazard Assessment (CHA) – being released by Council. 

Stories about "Terania":

In praise of NIMBYs  

I have often wondered why the acronym NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) is used as a term of abuse.

Greens will see anti-protest laws repealed

If there is one thing that binds the people from all parts of the Northern Rivers community together, is their great and successful ability to protest.

Helping Benny help Marsha’s battle with cancer

If you live on the Far North Coast and you don’t know who Benny Zable is, then you haven’t ‘lived’ on the Far North Coast.

The Terania blockade celebrates 40 years on

The Channon Market became a reunion ground on Sunday as those who fought for the forest gathered to acknowledge, celebrate, rekindle and share the stories of the forests and how they came to be saved.

People becoming severely ill at home due to heat

People experiencing financial and social disadvantage are struggling to keep their homes cool in summer and becoming seriously unwell from the heat, new ACOSS research has found.

Firefighters called to Bruns Bakery yesterday

Fire and Rescue NSW say they attended commercial premises in Fingal Street in Brunswick Heads after reports of an electrical fire at 4pm yesterday afternoon.

Rifle Range Road upgrade about to start

It’s a project that has endured many delays, but Byron Shire Council says the upgrade of Rifle Range Road at Bangalow is finally due to start in early April.

Invasive Species Council gives evidence to federal fire ant inquiry

A Senate Committee inquiry will hear evidence today that changes are needed in Australia’s fire ant response – including the creation of an independent eradication authority.