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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Flawed plan

Kai Beijerbacht, Mullumbimby For those of you who haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure you are aware of the...

Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

Upside down river

Richard White, East Ballina I was going to deride the various government departments and agencies (DPI, DPE, OEH, EPA etc) that...

Will the Shenhua Watermark coal mine be cancelled?

News is trickling through unofficial channels about the possibility of a Berejiklian government plan to buy out the remaining licence from the Shenhua Watermark coal mine project at Breeze in the state's west.

Housing crisis and Council

Avital Sheffer, Mullumbimby Population growth in this Shire is inevitable like it or not. Those who are being pushed out by...

Stories about "Vaccination":

Hard shoes to fill

Herbert Kinzl, Suffolk Park Thanks for finding the best replacements for Mungo... David Heilpern is absolutely fabulous. David’s article on a Vaccine Damages Payment Scheme is...

Pandemic or Plandemic – what is the value of a vaccine?

Given that vaccines are among the best methods that medicine has for controlling viral disease it might seem surprising that so many are opposed to their use on a fundamental level. Especially surprising in the midst of a global p(l)andemic.

Medics ask for patience from those wanting flu shots

Dr Dan Ewald practices as a GP on Lennox Head and says his clinic has been inundated with phone calls from people wanting the flu vax during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health warning as Byron child diagnosed with measles

The Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people to watch for measles symptoms after a Byron Bay child was diagnosed with the infectious disease this week.

Questioning authority: Joan Shenton visa not approved

Award-winning journalist has Joan Shenton was not provided with visa conformation prior to her flight leaving the UK so that she had to cancel her appearance at a range of panel discussions on the effects of the Gardasil HPV vaccination programs.

AVN replies to Mandy Nolan’s soap box

Australia is supposed to be a tolerant society that has room for all opinions and nobody should ever be silenced. I was therefore saddened to read last week that Mandy Nolan has been afraid to publicly discuss her decision to vaccinate her children.

NSW Health misleads preschools over vaccination rules

The director of a Brunswick Heads preschool says she was misled by the NSW health department regarding the application of new vaccination rules and that other local directors have been ‘utterly confused and frustrated’ by the changes.

Spike in unvaccinated pre-enrolment requests

Local preschools have been inundated with calls from the parents of unvaccinated children trying to enrol their kids in care before tough new vaccination rules come into effect on December 31.

Vaccination debate flares up again

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. The report of low vaccination rates in the northern rivers came with the standard, conditioned dismissal of those concerned about the vaccination schedule.

Vaccination report still shows low north coast rates

The north coast’s low vaccination rates for one, two and five year-olds is a concern for NSW Labor Walt Secord, after the  Australian Institute...

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.