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Don’t forget your life jacket

A statewide waterway compliance blitz has found a that a large number of boaters are failing to carry and wear a lifejacket as requuried.

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Editorial – Break out the bubbly for Budget Estimates

Budget Estimates is truly one of the most revealing and best educational services that the NSW government offers. MPs from the opposition grill ministers and agency bosses without mercy, for hours. 

Meet Byron’s surf champ, Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart

While Byron attracts surfers of amazing skill, there have only been a few world champions. 

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

Bioenergy facility funding rejected

Mayor Michael Lyon is downplaying a funding rejection for Council’s much touted Bioenergy Facility proposal by a federal government agency, claiming other funding sources are available.

NSW says ‘No’ to decriminalising drugs but pivots towards a health-based response

After waiting almost three years to respond to the recommendations of the NSW Ice Inquiry NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, has rejected the recommendation to decriminalise use of illicit drugs. 

Mullum biz petition for road improvements

A petition from Mullumbimby industrial estate business owners will be tabled at the upcoming September 29 meeting, which calls on Council to upgrade pothole ridden Manns Road.

Stories about "Woodburn":

M1 and flooding: Tweed Council writes to minister while class action election campaigning starts

The old Pacific Hiway was dangerous, narrow and needed to be upgraded but in the process of building the M1 the government didn’t just cut coastal koalas from hinterland koalas, they also appear to have created flooding issues according to many locals from Woodburn to Tweed. 

Helping everyone feel a little bit better

The students and families of St Joseph’s Primary School, Woodburn, like many flood-affected areas, have been having a tough time.

81,000 outages – NBN update for Northern Rivers

Around 81,000 homes and businesses are experiencing outages on the nbn™ network across Northern NSW say NBN. 

A police pursuit at Evans Heads sees four charged

NSW police say a man and three teenage boys have been charged following a pursuit on the state’s Mid North Coast yesterday.

Lismore, Casino and surrounding areas are flooding

Lismore and low lying around Casino areas are currently experiencing minor to moderate flooding in some areas as the the Richmond River and Wilsons Rivers heads towards their predicted peaks.

Fire update: Evans Head, Woodburn, Swan Bay, New Italy and Iluka monitor conditions

Evans Head, Woodburn, Swan Bay, New Italy and Iluka residents are on Watch and Monitor conditions.

Highway to hell: 75-minute delays at Woodburn

In what is turning into holiday hell, northbound travellers on the Pacific Highway can expect to wait the length of a feature film in a traffic jam at Woodburn today.

New Italy near Woodburn the site of Australia’s first refugees

Australias first refugees formed a successful settlement just south of Woodburn in Northern NSW now known as Little Italy.

Woodburn teacher charged with child sexual assault

A Woodburn teacher has been charged over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl between 1995 and 1997 in the northern rivers.

Driver killed in head-on smash at Woodburn

A head-on crash between a semi-trailer and a sedan at Woodburn yesterday afternoon claimed the life of the sedan driver.

‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.