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My own pandemic imaginations

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Imagination is a powerful mechanism; I must admit I get unsettled with my own pandemic imaginations...

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$50,000 in grants for sixteen Tweed sports clubs

Tweed sporting organisations have received a welcome boost with the announcement of the Local Sport Grants Program by the NSW Government.

Big swinging dicks

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After the tumultuous events of the past weeks regarding alleged sexual assaults within the Liberal Party and...

Dili facing double disaster

The capital of East Timor, Dili, is reeling after flood waters swept through the city on the weekend, leaving at least 27 dead. The President of East Timor, Francisco Guterres Lú-Olo, described the floods as a 'great calamity'.

Kingscliff RPA bringing it all back home

One of the Tweed Shire’s oldest residents’ associations is celebrating a long-awaited return to the Kingscliff Community Hall.

Fundraiser for EB at the Beachy

At any given moment around 500,000 people, mostly children, live with Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) a group of rare medical conditions that result in easy blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. 

Poor Pauline

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women. Look at the treatment...

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West Byron – wetland or suburb?

Turning the West Byron housing development site into a wetland for excess effluent from the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is a possible solution to its increased output, says Greens MP Tamara Smith and Byron Shire councillor Cate Coorey.

‘Locals’ West Byron DA refused

Few shows at the Byron Theatre receive such a resounding standing ovation as the Joint Regional Planning Panel on Monday after it refused permission for a 387-lot suburb at West Byron.

Greens councillor defends staff over West Byron rezoning report

A Greens councillor has sprung to the defence of staff over a rezoning report which was roundly criticised at the November 22 meeting by...

JRPP defers decision on West Byron development

The JRPP has deferred a decision on the controversial ‘local’ development application for West Byron, potentially leaving the matter to be decided by the Land and Environment Court.

Resident group’s last ditch bid to halt West Byron development

The Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) has deferred a decision on the 'locals' plan for a development at West Byron, citing the lateness of additional information from the proponent meaning council and RFS had insufficient time to prepare a response.

Outrage at West Byron developers late submissions

Community and councillors are outraged by the late submission of significant documentation by West Byron developers that has left inadequate time for Byron Council assess the material prior to a decision on the DA scheduled for Monday.

Rally against mega development today

The West Byron protest rally that is being held from 10am, today, Sunday June 17 at Byron’s Apex Park on Main Beach.

Communication breakdown over West Byron planning meeting

A Joint Regional Planning Panel public meeting on West Byron will be held before the panel receives feedback from Byron Shire Council or any of the thousands of public submissions.

Rally planned against West Byron development

It is time to get your boots on, banners out and voices limbered up for a major rally being held on Sunday June 12 to express community outrage at the West Byron development proposal.

West Byron developers reply to claims of traffic chaos and political support

The 387-lot West Byron proposal, situated on Ewingsdale Road near Byron Bay, has seen longtime opposition by residents, and the latest attempt to get approval comes without clear traffic management or environmental safeguards, or a clear path to completion.

Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called the Byron Shire? Hear it happened...

Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.