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Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

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Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

With avocados, farmer fresh is best

There are many different avocado varieties, but walk around the supermarket and you might get the impression there is...

Kingscliff’s new ambulance station won’t be on State Significant Farmland

Concerns over the new Kingscliff Ambulance station being placed on State Significant Farmland were raised following the announcement of funding for the new ambulance station by Health Minister Brad Hazzard earlier this month.

Editorial – Let’s all acquiesce!

On July 12, it became mandatory for all businesses and workplaces in NSW to use the Service NSW Check-in tool (QR code).

Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part...

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Byron, stop stalling on the rail trail

Marie Lawton, Byron Bay  Thank you to the wonderful history of our rail corridor debate by David Lisle. David summarised events over the past seven...

Trains and transport

Geoff Bensley, Byron Bay The local train groups didn’t have any strategies or options in place that would correspond and work with the 2011 Tweed...

Trains on our tracks or traffic tsunami?

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC s working hard to try and stop the state government introducing legislation that will allow the government to give itself discretionary powers to destroy unused rail lines across the state, including the valuable Casino to Murwillumbah rail line, and sell off the land to developers.

Train versus bus

Geoff Bensley, Byron Bay. Think about a trial of putting boom-gates on the Byron Bay and/or Mullumbimby rail crossings and blocking the traffic for two minutes every hour over this holiday period.

Push for rail trail picks up pace

Despite controversy around the future use of the disused Casino to Murwillumbah railway line, energy is building to have a cycle and pedestrian route built along its corridor.

Worldwide rail revival

Karin Kolbe, Suffolk Park. Over the past few months I’ve been overseas studying transport systems and policies. The core message is integration – it’s not just about bikes, or rail or cars.

Cyclist who’d rather take the train

Treena Lenthall, Wilsons Creek. There are not many downsides for me living in the region but one of them is car dependency. How fantastic would it be to catch a train from Mullum to Byron.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part of the Rous County Council...

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The draft concept plan for John...

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.