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Byron Shire
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Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

In the sodden floodplains the divide among those affected has never been clearer – those who were insured, and those who weren’t, renters and owners, Lismore LGA and everywhere else.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Insights from the campaign trail

The election is almost here. Hooray. It’s time we got down with Elvis Presley’s suggestion of ‘A little less conversation, a little more action, please.’ I’m a big fan of action. I’ve been at this for 14 months, and as a writer who holds the ear of the community each week I’ve been cognizant not to turn this into a hostage situation. For twenty years I’ve talked about politics and social issues and shared insights into my personal experiences, but this is one journey where I’ve had to keep you locked out. 

Mandy for Richmond: ‘I’m there to break things’

I am deeply curious about whether Mandy Nolan can unseat Labor’s Justine Elliot and win Richmond for the Greens in Saturday’s election.

Suspicious house fire in Casino ends in charges

NSW Police say that man has been charged following a suspicious house fire.

A positive change for Bruns River

With the floods still on the mind of those impacted in the Shire’s north, a local charity and its partners have launched an interactive online map of the Brunswick River to raise awareness and hopefully bring it back to full health.

Assange – election

As we think about where to put our mark on the ballot paper in this election, spare some time...

The Richmond conundrum

The forthcoming federal election presents the Richmond electorate as an interesting conundrum. I do not believe the current leaders...

Stories about "Tweed development":

Independent review of development on flood-prone land welcomed in Tweed Shire

As we look around the Northern Rivers there is no shortage of evidence of the dangers of building on floodplains and many people are welcoming NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts' announcement of an independent review of development in flood-prone parts of the state. 

Housing plan under flight path at Tweed ‘unacceptable’

Tweed shire councillors are set to reject a plan for a 60-lot residential subdivision at Tweed Heads on land under the busy Gold Coast Airport flight path, which proposes removal of a swathe of koala food trees.

Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.

Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

There was a clear connection between climate change-related disasters and voting in the Federal Election, according to the Climate Council.

Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue stuck in the shed

Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

Recalcitrant dogs

I could be a lot richer collecting $1 from all those who have told me to ‘get f****ed’ with their ‘companion animal’ being where...