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Drones not detonation

The extraordinary popularity of the Vivid light shows in Sydney has exploded this year, but quietly, thanks to the...

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Occupants of empty buyback homes face eviction day

Members of Lismore’s Reclaim our Recovery community group called for a last-minute gathering of supporters this morning as people continued to occupy otherwise abandoned houses in North Lismore.

Vale musician, Ian Walsh

Local muso, Ian Walsh, passed away peacefully at home recently with his long-time partner, Faye, and loyal dog, Louie, by his side.

Butterfly and bee highways created by local schools

Northern Rivers students have created a ‘B&B Highway’ for bees, birds, and butterflies to support threatened pollinators in the region.

No ‘key worker’ or ‘affordable housing’ for Ballina Council’s Wollongbar development

On the second last piece of Ballina Shire Council-owned residential land they have decided to develop the land with no affordable or public housing components. 

Drones not detonation

The extraordinary popularity of the Vivid light shows in Sydney has exploded this year, but quietly, thanks to the...

Rising Tide activists head to Justine Elliot’s office with kayaks

Today saw just over 40 people kayak from John Follent Park in Tweed Heads to Faux Park in South Tweed, before walking close to a one km with their kayaks to the Labor Member for Richmond's Office to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects.

November 11 was a day for many gatherings but perhaps none were more unusual than the launch of a bus bearing a colourful new design at the Lismore Buslines depot.

More than 50 people gathered to wave off the bus on its first regular run between Lismore, Coraki and Evans Head.

What was unusual was the livery of the vehicle, which is part of the Travelling Art Project, launched to encourage local Indigenous people to use public transport.

The central image of the design on the bus is the spiritual totem of the Bundjalung nation, a goanna wrestling with a snake. It is the work of Koori students studying Certificate IV in Visual Arts at Lismore TAFE.

The Travelling Art Project is a collaboration between Transport NSW, Arts Northern Rivers, Northern Rivers Buslines and North Coast TAFE.

It was launched by Bundjalung Elder Aunty Hazel Rhodes. Also present were Bundjalung elders, representatives of the key partner organisations and deputy mayor of Lismore Isaac Smith.

After the launch many took up bus driver Willie Smith’s invitation to climb aboard and take a quick tour through Lismore’s streets.


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