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Who’s on the Writers Festival bill?

A vibrant program packed with high-profile literary luminaries, and new voices to discover, has been released by the Byron Writers Festival, to be held August 9 till 11.

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Man dies following fatal crash – Yorklea, south of Casino

About 1am on Thursday emergency services responded to reports after a vehicle crashed into a tree.

Wiggle it for the solstice

A full moon ‘Winter Wiggle’ is on Saturday as the solstice tribe connect. They will be rocking Durrumbul Hall from 6pm till midnight with local legendary DJs: Pob, Halo, Ria Listic and 4 Eyes; plus special guests Daddy Issues  – making a road trip from the Central Coast; and Avaxa – will be slipping in a wiggle in her world festival schedule, flying up from Melbourne.

Chinny Charge entries now open!

Now’s the time to enter the Chinny Charge up Mullumbimby’s local mountain on Saturday, September 21.  The annual run and...

Driven with soul

Under a different stage name Milo Green is an award-winning songwriter and musician who has supported iconic artists like Diesel, Dragon, Josh Pyke, Glen Shorrock (Little River Band) and more.

Byron Writers Festival locals’ passes on sale June 13

Byron Writers Festival and First National Byron have  partnered again to offer Sunday Locals Passes.

No ‘key worker’ or ‘affordable housing’ for Ballina Council’s Wollongbar development

On the second last piece of Ballina Shire Council-owned residential land they have decided to develop the land with no affordable or public housing components. 

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Kingscliff and Cudgen communities to be betrayed?

Cudgen’s protected farmland under threat the question is will the Labor state government break the ‘iron clad’ promise give to the community that there would be no further development of the protected Cudgen Plateau?

All welcome at Tweed SES Come and Try Day

The Tweed Heads NSW State Emergency Service unit is opening its doors in a bid to boost volunteer numbers and help the community better understand the work of SES volunteers.

Cudgen Connection continues to push development on State Significant Farmland

Developer Allan Larkin with Centuria Capital Group and Digital Infratech are continuing to push for development of SSF against zoning regardless of community opposition and long-term ‘iron clad’ guarantees from NSW government that no further development would take place at the site.

Call for moratorium on NSW floodplain developments

The additional flooding risk to existing housing and infrastructure caused by new development on floodplains is a serious issue for communities throughout NSW, in particular, legacy or ‘zombie’ approvals.

Tweed locals call for action on Endangered Species Day

Highlighting Endangered Species Day around 40 people gathered outside Tweed MP Geoff Provest's office in Tweed to highlight the dangers we and our furry friends are facing

Protest at Wollumbin High against native tree removal

The local Murwillumbah community is up in arms over the proposed removal of native and rainforest trees at Wollumbin High School to build a car park. A protest is taking place this Friday at 10am.

Tweed Shire’s community flood forum tonight in Murwillumbah

Were you affected by the recent flooding in Tweed Shire that devastated the Northern Rivers region? If the answer is ‘yes’ then tonight you...

NSW Nationals elect Paul Toole and Bronnie Taylor as leader and deputy

The NSW National Party have elected  Paul Toole MP as NSW Nationals Leader and Bronnie Taylor MLC as his deputy replacing NSW Deputy Premier...

How is the Qld border closure affecting you? Take the survey

If you are a business or an individual that has been impacted either from the Northern Rivers region or the Gold Coast, your stories are relevant and the group are asking that you fill out a survey to let them know the challenges and issues you are facing.

Bipartisan request for Tweed/Byron Shire border checkpoint holds no sway with Deputy Premier

Deputy Premier John Barilaro may have made it clear yesterday that the combined bipartisan appeal from Mayor of Tweed Chris Cherry and local MPs held no sway with him, but they are pushing ahead with discussions on a Tweed Shire border control regardless.

A picnic is more fun with painting

It’s that time of year again when baguettes and olives are embraced along with your cerulean blues and your crimson lakes, for the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s annual Community Picnic and Artist Paint Out on Sunday, June 30.

Questions remain unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy

Questions unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) members Ben Fawcett and Elia Hauge say their concerns around Mullum’s future...

Tweed Council – committed to a sustainable future

Tweed Shire Council is committed to a sustainable future and working with the community to protect the region’s internationally significant environment. 

Whian Whian public school kids are all in D-tension

The Whian Whian Public School whole school band, D-Tension, are preparing for their first gig of 2024 and it’s going to go off with a bang – or at least a flash of lantern light on Saturday in Lismore.