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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

Cartoon of the week – 21 April, 2021

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Jack McCoy bringing surf show to Lennox

Legendary film maker Jack McCoy is bringing his acclaimed surf talk, film and live music event to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 8 May.

Shenhua’s gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

Upgrades for Lighthouse Parade in Ballina

One of the showcase areas of Ballina is about to get a safety and aesthetic upgrade, with the Lighthouse Parade Pedestrian Precinct and Road Safety Project commencing soon.

Stories about "wildlife":

Watch out for wildlife suffering from floods

With wild weather predicted to continue in the Northern Rivers beyond Easter, native wildlife across the region is being significantly impacted. Road users are being urged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare to take extra care when travelling.

Humans and wildlife need help during and post floods

The recent storms and flooding across NSW and Queensland has left not only the human communities devastated but also wildlife.

Human activity, climate change risk more pandemics

New research has revealed climate change, environmental degradation and human activity are creating a perfect storm for more deadly pandemics like COVID-19. Scientists from the...

A different box this Christmas…

Most Northern Rivers locals were devastated to watch the decimation of native wildlife during the Black Summer bushfires late last year. Brunswick Valley Landcare felt the same, and have begun the fight for rebuilding habitat through the installation of nesting boxes.

Concerns raised over site of new mobile Byron Wildlife Hospital

The Launch of the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital last Thursday to treat injured wildlife was a great success with plenty of local celebrities putting their weight behind the hospital. However, some locals have questioned the current site location of the facility on Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay.

Byron’s Mobile Wildlife Hospital has launched

It was a star studded cast for the launch of the Byron Bay Mobile Wildlife Hospital last night at the The Farm in Ewingsdale.

Creating a safe haven for our wildlife

Byron Shire conservationists can show you how create a bushfire safe haven for koalas, flying foxes and wallabies on your property thanks to WIRES and Landcare Australia.

Beaches being trashed, but who is responsible?

Irresponsible 4WD users are again trashing South Ballina Beach and Patches Beach, as well as areas further south.

WIRES and Landcare Australia’s $1million wildlife partnership

There is good news for wildlife as WIRES and Landcare Australia join forces in $1million post-bushfire wildlife habitat regeneration.

Going wild raises over $20k for wildlife

The recent Go Wild for Wildlife Bush Dance fund-raising figures are in and the event raised over $30,000.

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.