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Follow the school buses

In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

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Vehicles on beaches

Some Ballina councillors have their heads in the sand about vehicles on beaches! I ask them to think about...

Roller skating, skateboarding and more for Lismore

The ‘Lismore Urban Sports Precinct’ will deliver skateboarding, roller skating, BMX, scootering and sport climbing infrastructure as well as associated recreational infrastructure. 

Floodwaters essential for ecosystem rejuvenation say experts

Along with the human, infrastructure and economic devastation wrought by recent floods, come environmental costs and even benefits.

Interim Lismore GM John Walker withdraws application for GM

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg has announced today that the current General Manager (GM) of Lismore City Council has withdrawn...

Education shaping up to be a key battleground in NSW election

There is a teacher shortage and both the NSW Greens and Labor are focussing their efforts on highlighting the situation the NSW public education system is in as they campaign for the next NSW election. 

The unassuming grooves of Bobby Alu

Having just clocked up 50 shows with Xavier Rudd, Bobby Alu is back in town for a solo show...

Stories about "Uki":

Tweed-Byron hinterland walk masterplan on exhibition

Plans for a multi-day 36km walk from Mount Jerusalem National Park, near Uki, to Minyon Falls are now on public exhibition. 

Caldera Environment Centre looking for a home – can you help?

The Caldera Environment Centre (CEC) in Murwillumbah has been a central hub for environmental issues over the past 30 years. Now due to unprecedented rent increases, the centre has been forced to close down.

Safe drinking water for South Murwillumbah and Dunbible

South Murwillumbah and Dunbible are no longer required to boil their drinking water as of today, Saturday 5 March. The Uki boil water alert remains in place. 

Uki – reduce water use

The ongoing flooding that is affecting the Northern Rivers has led to a pump station switchboard at the Uki Water Treatment had been inundated by water.

Community input for improving Uki’s public space

Tweed Shire Council is hoping to get some ideas on how to improve and protect public spaces in Uki’s village centre Council want to look at community input in keeping with the spirit of the area.

Worried about the impact of fire in your community?

As the impact of climate change continues to make communities vulnerable to heat, drought, flood and fire as the planet heats up communities are looking to come together and plan for the future.

Contentious Tweed Nightcap Village MO goes from $37m to $39m

The enormous Nightcap Village development application (DA) for multiple rural land sharing communities or multiple occupancies near Uki, stretching between Mt Burrell and Kunghur was under discussion at last Thursday’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Tweed Council assesses increase in water extraction and truck movements

The development application (DA) by Mount Warning Spring Water Company to triple its water extraction and extend operating hours for trucking transport from 4am to 9pm was strongly rejected by the local community. 

Next stop Hollywood for young Uki film-makers?

The spotlight was on Uki at the Nextwave Youth Film Awards, Australia’s largest regional youth film celebration, which was held in Coffs Harbour recently.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.