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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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Evans Head, Iron Gates DA public planning meeting coming

The current development application (DA) for the flood and bushfire-prone site of the Evans Head, Iron Gates development will go before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP) on 30 August.

Appeal to locate woman missing from Ballina

NSW Police have sent out a media alert – they are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman missing from Ballina and have issued a SMS get-target alert.

Psychedelic drugs

I am a bit bewildered by the 4 Corners program last Monday on the use of psychedelic drugs in...

Israel Junkets

According to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute report federal parliamentarians received 139 sponsored trips of which 25 went to...

Get dead set on Dying to Know Day

Research shows that 87 per cent of Australians agree that at least some end-of-life planning is important however many often experience barriers to taking action.

More infestations of Varroa found in Newcastle area

What many people don’t know is that without bees, the large variety of plant food on their plate will...

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Geckos make it three in Shand cricket

The soccer World Cup may attract billions of fanatical viewers but in the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series you won’t find participants writhing on...

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.