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Len Bates, Mullumbimby I have noticed in the last few years that the poly fibre bags being used to protect the...

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Green is the colour of my discontent

Tom Tabart, Co-founder, Byron Greens The Greens team for the Council election has a problem with the inclusion of Sarah Ndiaye,...

The legalities around pork barrelling in NSW

The misallocation of public funds to benefit partisan interest, to the detriment of making such decisions based on merit, is nothing new in the state of NSW. However, the blatant justifications of the practice by the current coalition government are something new.

Onsite build of manufactured homes in South Tweed deferred

The estimated $13,800,000 manufactured home development slated for 30 Fraser Drive, Tweed Heads South was seeking to build the houses onsite rather than offsite as required by the legislation.

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MP steps into Dunoon Dam debate as county council defends and defies

The Rous County Council has again voted against including a new dam in future water security investigations but new state political pressure suggests the debate is far from over.

Serving those less fortunate: Nan’s glasses recycle contribution recognised

Did you know your old glasses could have a new life anywhere in the world?

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Labor to expand ‘water trigger’ to protect environment

Anti-gas activists have welcomed a commitment by Page candidate Janelle Saffin to expand the ‘water trigger’ to shale and tight formation gas projects.

Abbott ignoring farmers on water trigger

Ken Brown, Invergowrie, NSW. On the first anniversary of the worst federal government in Australian history, it is galling to note that the Abbott government, in its constant campaign to trash Australia and its environment, will not back Australian farmers with the 'water trigger' and refuse open cut and underground coal mining on the Liverpool Plains.

Keep the water trigger as states can’t be trusted

Tony Windsor, former Member for New England. I urge crossbenchers in the Senate to retain the so called water trigger when debate on the issue is raised this week.

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere (14 July). I am factual...

John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.