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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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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.

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Good news for the Sepik people

The proposed Frieda mine Papua New Guinea with its huge tailings dam, would be built on the Frieda River at the headwaters of the Sepik River – an earthquake-prone area – creating the risk of repeating one of the worst environmental disasters.

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. 

Ballina development application worries locals

A DA has just gone on public exhibition for a 15 unit, two storey complex in the midst of a large suburban block between Norton and Camden Streets, Ballina, not far from North Creek. Surrounding residents have a number of concerns.

Backlash

Last week’s Backlash asked why the disused rail corridor couldn’t be utilised to prevent another ‘shemozzle’ at Splendour, suggesting...

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Tweed poll had its own Punch and Judy show

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. Ron Cooper's win in the Tweed Shire Council election was well deserved. He put in a superhuman effort for every single vote he received.

No high-rise candidate takes final seat on Tweed council

The election of a former councillor and anti-high rise candidate, who bagged the seventh and final seat on Tweed Shire Council after yesterday's knife-edge preference distribution, has narrowly tipped the balance of power to a progressive majority.

Greens top Tweed poll, final seat unclear

It is still unclear who will take the vital final seventh seat on Tweed Shire Council after Saturday’s election which saw the Greens, led by incumbent mayor Katie Milne, top the poll.

Tweed council control up for grabs in poll

Tomorrow’s Tweed Shire Council election is shaping up to be a two-way fight between a consortium of National Party backed groups and a loose alliance of community-inspired groups, all vying for control of the seven-seats up for grabs in local government.

Railway connection to Gold Coast

Beth Shelley, secretary, Northern Rivers Railway Action Group, Booerie Creek. The public has been misinformed about the cost of rail services on the Casino to Murwillumbah railway line. We are campaigning for a commuter rail service on the line with an extension to the Tweed and then to Coolangatta to connect to the Gold Coast light rail.

Beware the Nats wearing ‘independent’ clothing for Tweed poll

Stephen Lloyd, Murwillumbah. The local Tweed council election is coming with up a whole truckload of aspiring councillors and quite a few crackers.

Tweed Lib candidate just another party hack

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. Instead of labelling me a liar and a scaremonger, the Liberal candidate for Council, James Owen, should listen to his constituents in Casuarina Beach.

Prominent Tweed waterway ‘a big eyesore’

Tweed mayor Katie Milne says community input is needed to restore a prominent waterway at Banora Point and its wildlife, describing it as a 'terrible eyesore'.

Wards not the answer says Tweed poll candidate

Neglect of community infrastructure is feeding growing calls for the introduction of a ward system for Tweed Shire Council, but that won't fix the problem, according to a candidate in the upcoming poll.

National Party seeks dominance of local council

Stephanie Deane, Tweed Heads. Re 'Nats in renewed bid to win majority at Tweed Poll' in Echonetdaily yesterday. It's no surprise that the National Party is fielding more groups in the upcoming election. Perhaps they are feeling under threat from Independent community candidates.

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.