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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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Increase in Reef coral cover comes with a warning

As we witness the ongoing destruction of the Great Barrier Reef by global warming and climate change, new data showing an increase in coral cover in some areas of the Reef is promising news.

Everything Everywhere All At Once

The Federal Film Society work at building community through film and food every second Saturday of the month at...

Tweed research hub battling chlamydia for koalas

A unique koala facility on the Tweed Coast is playing a key role in the battle against the chlamydia.

Charity day a big win for Moonshiners

The Mullumbimby Moonshiners rugby union raised over $7000 at their annual Beyond Blue Charity Day last weekend, and collected...

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

A well-thought-out blend

Noy Ben Ami says that he ‘feels the vibe of the crowd and place’ before he starts to play his original music.

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Crowds flock to Woodchop Carnival at Brunswick Heads

The 58th Brunswick Heads Woodchop Carnival had another successful year and saw two new Australian champions crowned among four days of action. Everything went to...

Bruns carnival criticism draws out the ugly bullies

I posted a link to Mandy Nolan’s latest column on Brunswick Community Facebook page and the moderator Ian Barnes had to shut down comments which I presume were so offensive – I didn’t get to read them thankfully!

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.