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Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

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Vax the child

I am writing about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccinations for children. I am and remain a vax-sceptic. My reasons are...

It is The Byron Shire Quiz!

It is The Byron Shire Quiz!  How much do you think you know about the Byron Shire? Ross Kendall challenges you to...

Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Emergency response for our emergency responders

We need our nurses. Right now, they are the most important workforce in the country. Not politicians or real estate agents or tradies or miners. Nurses. Paramedics. Hospital doctors.

Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression,...

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Lismore Council chooses costly by-election over ‘countback’ if a council position becomes vacant

New Councillor Big Rob took to the floor of the Lismore Council chambers during the first council meeting (Tuesday 11, January) to repeatedly speak...

Queensland NSW border to open up this Saturday

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today (Thursday, 13 January) that the Queensland NSW border would no longer require a border pass or a negative...

No by-elections during this Tweed Council term

Tuesday's Tweed Council meeting's second order of business was to decide if a by-election should take place if a councillor could not continue in their elected role. 

Tweed Shire Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected

The first meeting of the new Tweed Shire Council took place yesterday afternoon with the induction of the seven elected councillors and the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. 

Work is starting on Tweed Rail Trail

The Tweed Council section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a 24km section that stretches from the Murwillumbah Railway Station to Crabbes Creek and work is starting on the construction.

Vote counting still underway for Tweed Shire Council elections

Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.

Long term Tweed Councillor Katie Milne says goodbye

After 13 years on Tweed Shire Council, with five years as Mayor, Katie Milne has decided that she will not run in the upcoming council elections. Here she says farewell and reflects on her time representing her local community.

Who can you vote for in the Tweed Shire elections this 4 December?

Tweed Shire Council elects its seven councillors who then select their Mayor and Deputy Mayor. The Mayor has a run of two years and the Deputy Mayor is re-elected every 12 months.

DA for 4am gambling in Tweed Heads South deferred until February

It appears as a development application for a ‘food and drink premises (pub) including associated bottle shop, drive-thru’ but as usual the devil is in the detail.

Tweed Council seeks dual consent for land clearing to protect koalas

Tweed Shire Council is seeking to have extra controls granted by the State Government in relation to the controversial Koala SEPP to help ensure all koalas in Tweed receive appropriate protection from habitat damage, land clearing, and development.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.