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First West Byron DA pushes planning rules

Plans for the first major residential development within the West Byron urban release area feature nearly a dozen breaches of planning and environmental protection rules and should not be approved, Byron Council staff say.

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Industrial relations reform bill passes parliament

New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.

Byron Bay march to focus on Hamas attacks on women

A women’s march is being organised by Northern Rivers group A Mother's Cry in solidarity with Israeli women and girls, and as a response to what the group describes as the UN's 'disturbing and harmful silence, following the brutal Hamas terror attacks in Israel’s south on 7 October.'

Artisanal cheeses from Nimbin Valley

Paul Wilson is telling me about their new chilli garlic halloumi and how it’s ‘fantastic over summer served with a green paw-paw salad,’ and my imagination is fired. It’s a rare thing for this hinterland business – around for some 17 years now, Paul and Kerry at the helm – to introduce a new cheese as ‘we try to stay focused on traditionally hand-made cheeses.’ And their stable of 12 – best sellers the Nashua washed rind and Tintenbar triple cream – include both cow and goat milk cheeses.

Eltham Hotel, noise complaints and cancelled shows

Balancing the needs of a diverse community is always a challenge but it is one that owners of the Eltham Hotel Matt Rabbidge and Luke Sullivan, just 15 minutes from Lismore, are determined to do following complaints about loud music at the pub. 

$15 million to subsidise habitat destruction?

The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.

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Tweed under biosecurity exclusion zone after fire ants found

The NSW government has introduced an emergency biosecurity exclusion zone in the Tweed Shire after the discovery of fire ants in NSW for the first time last week.

Terranora childcare centre for 109 kids approved by Tweed Shire Council

A childcare centre for up to 109 children will be built opposite Terranora Public School, under plans approved by Tweed Shire Council last week.

Thousands using Tweed rail trail each week, council says

Nearly 110,000 guests have visited the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail since it opened on the first of March, The Tweed Shire Council says.

Kyogle Road slip and restoration works begin

Tweed Shire Council have announced that after an extensive investigation, design and approval process spanning more than a year, contractor Civil Mining and Construction will start work on its site office and works depot at Dum Dum from next Monda.

Murwillumbah CBD’s Levee and Drainage Study

Continuing the Tweed Shire Council's trend of asking the community for their opinion, residents of Murwillumbah are being invited to share their thoughts on the Murwillumbah CBD Levee and Drainage Study.

How to tackle housing affordability in Tweed?

Finding a place to live that is affordable was on last week’s Tweed Shire Council’s (TSC) agenda with Mayor Chris Cherry and Councillor Dr...

Tweed Council approves a 6.35 per cent special rate rise

A Special Rate Variation was approved by Tweed Shire Councillors at last night's meeting putting Tweed residents rates up by 6.35 per cent.

From cool towns to swimmer safety and ageism – there’s plenty on for Tweed Council today

Locals say Cudgen Creek is being ‘loved to death’, putting people at risk. Councillor James Owen will bring the issue to today's Tweed Council meeting while Cr Dr Nola Firth will be looking at the importance of cool towns and ageism. 

Updated bushfire mapping for Tweed

Following three years of La Niña – that is rain, remember those catastrophic floods last year? – we have an El Niño 'alert' –...

The promised flood funding – will NSW Labor honour their commitment?

In the wake of the devastating 2022 floods that engulfed the northern rivers region the state government created the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation to help rebuild communities.

Primary schools celebrate post-flood work completion

A mere 22 months since the catastrophic flooding which caused widespread devastation across the Northern Rivers, a major rebuild and upgrades have been completed at two impacted primary schools

Pub’s live music under pressure

Just two weeks after NSW Minister for Music and the Night-time Economy, John Graham, released ‘Vibrancy Reforms’ to ‘encourage businesses to innovate and put on live performance by giving them certainty’, the Eltham Hotel had noise restrictions placed on them by Liquor and Gaming NSW.

Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Peace Today Peace Tomorrow

Why is peace so hard? As the assault on Gaza resumes I am reminded of the quote by Albert Einstein: ‘Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding’.

Whisky and cheese

The local launch of the new Viognier Cask whisky will be an exclusive whisky and cheese pairing event at the Cape Byron Distillery on Thursday, January, 4 2024 at 5pm. The Studd Siblings have been invited to pair their specially-selected cheeses with the Cape Byron Whisky range, and celebrate the recent release of their first book, The Best Things in Life are Cheese.