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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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A bouquet for Lilac House

L Jenkins, Byron Bay Nicole Habrecht should receive free paint and brushes and a pat on the back from Council for...

Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

MardiGrass is on and Nimbin is ready to roll

The recent cancellation of Bluesfest sent a shiver up the spine of MardiGrass host Michael Balderstone, as visions of the same fate awaiting the annual protest at Nimbin came too close for comfort.

Upside down river

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

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.

Follow the buck$

JK Mckenna, Burringbar Give Fast Buck$ his own column in the paper. Let him speak. Let him be heard. Let’s also...

Stories about "Victoria":

Tightening borders as charges laid for false border declarations

As of yesterday there were 11 active cases of COVID-19 in Queensland with five of them being treated in hospital. This has led to a tightening of the NSW QLD border and charges being laid.

Berejiklian closes the border to Victorians

New South Wales, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that the border between NSW and Victoria will be closing.

Thus Spake Mungo: Bloody Victorians

Déjà vu all over again. In the dim, dark ages before I even arrived in Canberra, I was writing stories about the Victorian branch of the Australian Labor Party

Choosing my time to die a dignified death

A 90-year-old Ballina woman, who does not qualify for either Victoria’s or the new Western Australian Voluntary Assisted Dying laws, left for Switzerland to fulfil her wish to die with dignity and on her own terms.

Vic drug inquiry considers injecting rooms

A Victorian inquiry into drug law reform will consider proposals to establish supervised injecting rooms and decriminalise illicit drugs.

Ban fracking until 2020: Vic coalition

Fracking will be banned in Victoria until 2020 if the Liberal-National coalition wins power again.

De Souza rings the Bell

    Adriano de Souza has become the first Brazilian man to win the Rip Curl Pro presented by Ford, downing American tour rookie Nat Young...

Surfers set to ring that Bells

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yTDqkfcShM   World champion Joel Parkinson and defending event champion Mick Fanning are both looking forward to competing in the iconic surfing event, the Rip Curl...

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.