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Cinema: Poor Things

With so many shades of Frankenstein, and featuring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe and Ramy Youssef, Poor Things is set in Victorian London. Medical student Max McCandles (Youssef) becomes an assistant to the eccentric surgeon Dr Godwin ‘God’ Baxter (Dafoe) and falls in love with Godwin’s ward, Bella (Stone), a childlike young woman…

Interview with Hayley Grace

Hayley Grace’s response to post-flood PTSD, was to look at life and healing in a different way, then come through the other side writing about it – her new single ‘Mary Jane’ is the result. Hayley and The Bay Collective, a raucous seven-piece big band – featuring a full horn section, guitar, bass, keys and percussion – will launch the song this week and play some shows to get it out there. Seven spoke to Hayley on the weekend to get her POV on The Bay Collective and recovery.

Koala chlamydia and Wildlife Hospital funding boost for Northern Rivers

As the pressure mounts from the NSW Labor state government to increase the amount and density of housing, and as a result increase the population, across the Northern Rivers the impact on wildlife will continue to grow. 

Bob Brown arrested in the Styx

Yesterday Dr Bob Brown was arrested alongside activists Colette Harmsen and Ali Alishah in a logging coupe on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. All three were taken to the Bridgewater Police Station.

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1,000 people attend BJJ tournament

Over 1,000 people flocked to Byron Bay on the weekend to either compete or spectate at one of Australia’s...

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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. 

Suspend water extraction say Tweed Council

As the drought continues Tweed Shire Council is asking Water Minister Melinda Pavey to suspend commercial water extraction in the Tweed Shire. But this is just one small part of the water challenge that faces Australia.

Ground water study ‘critically flawed’

The government’s much-trumpeted independent review of water mining in the northern rivers will fail to fully explore the impacts of the practice unless its scope is broadened, local farmers say.

Tweed water miners win court stay

Water mining on land owned by the Karlos family in Urliup will continue over Christmas and at least up until Easter after the business won a stay of proceedings in the NSW Land & Environment Court on Friday.

Ballina Council calls for restriction on water mining

Ballina Shire Council last week voted unanimously in support of a proposal to restrict water extraction in the shire and to reinvestigate existing licences.

Water mining inquiry a ‘smokescreen’ say Greens

The NSW inquiry into water mining in the northern rivers region has been compared to the Liberal National coalitions tactics on coal seam gas (CSG) and fracking in the region.

Rally calls for end to water mining in the Tweed

A rally at Tweed Council chambers on Monday heard more than 99 per cent of Uki residents want water mining banned in the Shire. But while mayor Katie Milne agrees, she is not optimistic existing licences will be able to be wound back.

State candidates call for water mining inquiry

Local Nationals and Labor north coast candidates for the March 2019 election are all calling for a full independent inquiry into water extraction on the northern rivers to be carried out before any new proposal is considered.

Appeal to increase water extraction dismissed by LEC

The appeal by Larry Karlos against the Tweed Shire Council's refusal to modify consent conditions for his water extraction business, to both increase the...

Was councillor ‘helping mate’ with water DA approval?

Jeremy Tager, Uki. Councillor Byrnes claims that Council role in Jack Hallam’s DA is ‘essentially the approval of truck movements on our local roads.’ This is...

Punishment

There is a justice problem in criminal assault cases if a person who claims to have been assaulted makes a formal complaint, such that...

Lighthouse Road

The section from the bus stop on Lighthouse Road to the divide of the road to Byron Bay, is totally unacceptable. It’s putrid for...

4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of the facts presented. 4,000 people...

Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the basecamp of the Save Wallum...