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$6.8 million Tweed pound contract awarded

The Tweed Shire Council has awarded a $6.8 million contract for design and construction of a new state-of-the-art animal pound and rehoming centre.

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Bruns, the fishing town, becomes a musical!  

‘All the old salts have moved on… All the old salts have moved on… I’m wondering where they’ve gone…’

Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

Iron Gates L&EC appeal hearing comes to an end:  decision reserved – Part I

The long-standing, controversial Iron Gates case came to an end in the Land & Environment Court (L&EC) last Friday after a two-week Hearing commencing at Evans Head on 3 June and finishing in the Court in Sydney on 14 June. 

Inequity underpins solar-battery rebates

Over 3.2 million Australian households now have solar systems, and NSW leads, with a million systems (rooftop, heated pool or hot water).

Editorial – Let’s learn about government housing!

With all the noise and fury over the lack of ‘affordable housing’, it might be useful to define what different types there are in Australia’s market-based housing system. 

A picnic is more fun with painting

It’s that time of year again when baguettes and olives are embraced along with your cerulean blues and your crimson lakes, for the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s annual Community Picnic and Artist Paint Out on Sunday, June 30.

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Wollumbin Stakeholder Advisory Committee meets

The issues surrounding Wollumbin and its use were highlighted yesterday during the first meeting of the Wollumbin Stakeholders Advisory Committee whose aim is to provide a forum for key stakeholders

Summit track for Wollumbin (Mt Warning) remains closed

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Wollumbin Consultative Group and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is the first step towards joint...

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

Geologist says Mt Warning is safe to climb

An engineering geologist with over 20 years specialising in landslide risk assessment says he has a strong belief that our National Parks and the natural wonders they hold should be available to all Australians.

Woman rescued after injuring leg on Wollumbin track

A second woman in two weeks has had to be rescued from the Wollumbin (Mount Warning) track after injuring her leg.

Female bushwalker winched off Wollumbin track

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the Wollumbin (Mount Warning) track at lunchtime Monday after reports that a 40-year-old female walker had suffered a lower leg injury while descending the mountain.

Numinbah project restoring nature to former glory

Numinbah project restoring nature to former glory. A three-year project to restore 25 hectares of bushland on private land at Numinbah is entering its final stages, with plant diversity trebling in some areas.

Injured bushwalker rescued from Mt Warning

The Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called upon to retrieve a 47-year-old female bushwalker on Saturday after she fell down the chain section of the track near the summit of Mount Warning (Wollumbin).

Warning after another Wollumbin rescue

Police have implored people wanting to climb Mount Warning (Wollumbin) to plan carefully and follow information signs after another two bushwalkers had to be rescued from the track at about 9pm on Friday (January 20).

Warning to Mount Warning climbers

People planning to climb Wollumbin (Mount Warning) are being urged to go prepared after two needless rescues took place over the Easter holidays.

Curtains up on Byron High’s debut musical

After many months of hard work and rehearsing, Byron Bay High School students and staff  are about to perform their musical whodunnit on June...

Wallum developer welcomes arrests

The developer behind the beleaguered Wallum urban subdivision on rare and sensitive land in Brunswick Heads welcomed the recent arrests of protectors who have blockaded the site over the last four months.

Fresh police appeal for witnesses in Gage Wilson case

Police have issued a fresh public appeal for witnesses in the case of missing Mullumbimby man Gage Wilson.

Ballina MP mostly welcomes state budget announcements

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has welcomed some of Labor’s funding announcements in last week’s state budget, including a new Fire and Rescue station for Byron Bay and more firies.