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Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

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Form should see Milne, Cherry take reins in Tweed

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. So for those who like a sure bet, my racing guide for the Tweed shire mayoral contest is: Katie Milne (mayor), Chris Cherry (deputy mayor), Young bulls - zero.

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.

Green levy plan for Tweed knocked down

Tweed's Greens councillor has helped knock back an environmental levy until the shire's sustainability strategy is completed, saying it could be used for the wrong purpose.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...

Masters of disasters

If ever alarm bells were sounded for Ballina and ignored, they surely were those of former mayor and West Ballina farmer, Bert Barlow, in...

Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern Rivers Guardians (NRG) and North...

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.