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Is polluting a lake in a national park to support new housing ok?
From Byron Bay to Evans Head to Casino the questions about how we deal with what is politely termed ‘effluent’, and how that may or may not destroy our local environment, demand real and urgent answers.
The dog thing
I have to acknowledge the eloquent detail of David Heilpern’s description concerning the issues around recalcitrant dog ownership in...
Share flood stories at Mullum Farmers Market
To mark the anniversary of the 28 February 2022 flooding of Mullumbimby, which was followed by continued flooding throughout...
Buskers for Blues
The Bluesfest Busking Comp is a community engagement initiative, established 19 years ago by a group of dedicated, local musical souls – proudly executed by ACE, and fully supported and fostered by Peter Noble and the Bluesfest family.
Tamara Smith returned to Ballina’s Greens seat
Last night a packed Suffolk Park Hotel exploded with cheers at around 8pm when the ABC broadcast computer popped up a Green result for Ballina and the return of Tamara Smith to the seat she has held for the last eight years.
Rethinking the tourism paradigm
The past three years have been a fairly challenging time for the Byron tourism Industry, after fires, floods, and a pandemic. According to local tourism organisation, Destination Byron, now seems the right time to rethink the tourism paradigm for Byron.
Bulga Forest logging ‘suspended’
The NSW Forestry Corporation has changed the status of a contentious area of Bulga Forest from ‘active’ to ‘suspended’.
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A piece of Aussie film on offer for charity
Puberty Blues: It is a quintessentially Australian coming-of-age movie, staring Nell Schofield, which called into question the roles and behaviours of young people in Australian culture.
On the ground work assists evicted women
We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.
Appeal to locate man last seen at Casino on way to Tweed
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man from Grafton missing from the North Coast area.
Do you still need help to get two rooms fixed after the 2022 flood?
More than 80 Lismore residents have had help getting a few rooms in their flood-impacted homes re-sheeted and habitable following the devastating 2022 floods. The...
$15,000 fine and warnings over illegal logging in Kyogle Shire
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Urbenville-based logging company Rojech Pty Ltd were fined $15,000 earlier this month over logging operations near the entrance to the Border Ranges National Park in Kyogle Shire.
No street gathering policy for Ballina Shire
A majority of Ballina Shire councillors have voted against a Greens-led motion for a new policy enabling resident-led street closures for gatherings and play.