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More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

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Aussies got drunk more than any other country during the pandemic (are we surprised?)

The Global Drug Survey 2021 reveals that Australians got drunk the most during 2020 and that drug and alcohol habits changed during the pandemic.

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners...

Barrio in Good Food Guide

Congratulations to our local favourite restaurant Barrio Eatery & Bar, who has just been named as ‘one of Byron’s...

Take a drive to unlock the Tweed’s Hinterland Gems

From river flow to valley vibes, the Tweed’s hinterland will inspire and enrich with galleries and distilleries, freshly made...

A little rail tale

There is still a chance to save our wonderful railway line between Casino and Murwillumbah, especially in the Byron...

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Stories about "water mining":

New bottled-water mining banned on the Tweed

New water bottling facilities are no longer permitted in rural areas of the Tweed, following the completion of a planning proposal process started by Tweed Shire Council in late 2018.

Saving the Alstonville aquifers

A plan to extract millions of litres of water from the two large aquifers below the Alstonville Plateau began the campaign to remove water mining from the Ballina Shire Council’s local environment plan.

Vote on water mining in Tweed Shire tonight

Tweed Water Alliance have written to the NSW chief scientist, Professor Durrant-Whyte, over concerns of potential political meddling in the motion to remove future water mining in the Tweed Shire from the Local Environment Plan (LEP) that was before the last Tweed Shire council meeting on 5 March.

Decision on Tweed water mining moratorium deferred

Last night Tweed Shire Councillors were all set to vote on seeking a stop to future water mining in Tweed Shire from the state government. However, just prior to the council meeting the council staff report on water mining was queried.

On the art of stealing water for profit

Australia is now experiencing devastating fires. So far, it is estimated that over 18 million hectares (46 million acres) have burned. The response from our leaders has been deplorable.

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.

Tweed water theft reported to police as water restrictions imposed

Following the theft of water from Murwillumbah on Monday night the Tweed community are continuing to ask why water mining hasn't been halted as water restrictions increase for residents.

The ‘new gold’-diggers: water ‘miners’, desperate farmers and thirsty councils

As local governments across the Northern Rivers announce increased water restrictions, more regional politicians are backing an end to water extraction for the bottled water industry.

Whose water is it?

The people of the Tweed Shire would like to drink their own water and not see it shipped off, bottled in plastic and sold.

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.

Serious crash – Alstonville

A man is in hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Tuesday afternoon.

Vote counting still underway for Tweed Shire Council elections

Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

Independents clear election winners in Byron Shire

Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11 per cent of the total...