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Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

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Assange rocks

Julian Rocks that we see in the Byron Shire is just the tip of a much larger mass of...

Get their houses in order

Well David Heilpern may be discombobulated (Echo, July 3), but his use of the word Zionist as a derogatory...

Another fire ant nest at Wardell

Fire ants were located at Wardell, south of Ballina on Thursday, July 11 as part of the fire ant response to a previous detection of the fire ants in Wardell in January this year. 

Nelson Bay dominate NSW Croquet championships

Following from the recently finished pennant season and the Northern Rivers Croquet Association Championships, local players took on opponents...

Public subs support Mullum’s locally-sourced water supply

Mayor Michael Lyon has criticised the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) and Greens Cr Duncan Dey, claiming they presented a ‘one-sided’ view which ‘certainly swayed current public opinion’ around the future of Mullum’s water supply.

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

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Level 2 water restrictions have been lifted for Nimbin but Rural Boil Water Alert remains

Nimbin has had the level 2 water restrictions lifted with a Lismore City Council however, the Rural Boil Water Alert remains in place. 

Water restrictions lifted for Tyalgum after heavy rain

The recent rain has led to water restrictions being removed at Tyalgum as the heavy rainfall has replenished the Tweed’s water supplies.

Level 2 water restrictions for Nimbin from today

Level 2 water restrictions will be introduced in Nimbin, effective from Wednesday, 20 December 2023.

Water restrictions before Christmas likely

Much of the Northern Rivers could be on water restrictions by Christmas unless there is significant rain.

Start saving water now say Tweed Council – water restrictions may be weeks away

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has declared an El Nino weather pattern, with less-than-average rainfall forecast for the Northern Rivers this year. Tweed Council is reminding residents and visitors that it is important to save water.

New water restrictions for Tyalgum

The Tyalgum Water Supply area will move to level two water restrictions from midnight Sunday, 6 December.Tweed Shire Council announced on Wednesday

Water restrictions for Mullum lowered

Mullumbimby’s water restrictions have been reduced from Level 4 to Level 2 to align with the drought water restriction levels across the rest of Byron Shire and the region.

Ballina level 1 water restrictions from tomorrow

Ballina Shire Council has decided to enact level 1 water restrictions from Saturday the 7 December. 

Water restrictions to be triggered sooner on North Coast

With fires, heatwaves and increased water consumption across the north coast up from last year, water utility Rous County Council are close to introducing Level 1 water restrictions across four local Shires, including Byron.

‘Room for more water carters’

Water utility Rous County Council says they are doing everything they can to help rural residents with access to water cartage as drought continues to impact the region.

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

45 search and rescue missions in June on Northern Rivers

Marine Rescue NSW saw a drop in search and rescue missions this June compared to last year, however, it was still their second-busiest June ever.

Veterans honoured for their service

On July 11, the Byron Bay RSL sub-branch held an inaugural memorial service to officially recognise the veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Arabian Gulf, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.