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Kingscliff locals concerned over proposal to remove trees at Merve Edwards Fields for AFL

The potential of removing trees from the Merve Edwards Fields site at Kingscliff to accommodate the Kingscliff Junior AFL Club has raised concerns of locals and neighbours who say that this is not a proposal they support. 

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Coronial inquest becomes a matter for the DPP

The coronial inquest examining the death of Jarrad Antonovich was abruptly concluded late last week, as the case against the key figure involved was referred to the Department of Public Prosecutions by Coroner Teresa O'Sullivan.

Ballina council to send damning Richmond River report to ministers

A majority of Ballina Shire Councillors has voted to send a damning report on the Richmond River catchment to relevant state and federal ministers.

Kinship Festival – Unity Celebration

In Murwillumbah 6,000 people celebrated the annual Kinship Festival on Saturday, 25 May with the theme of Yabulgu – Together as one, Unity for our children’s future.

Mullumbimby Moonshiners on the charge at home this weekend

The Mullumbimby Moonshiners Rugby Club is looking to get back into the winner’s circle when they play a string of home games starting with a fixture against Wollongbar Alstonville Rugby (WAR).

Surf like a woman

Local surfing legend Pauline Menczer has told her remarkable story in a new book, 'Surf Like a Woman', which tells the story of how she overcame sexism, homophobia and rheumatoid arthritis to become World Surfing Champion.

Mullum SEED Eco Hub gets $600k

A $600,000 federal grant for the community facilities at the Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development Inc will see new facilities developed.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, PIERCE MICHAEL KAVANAGH

Pierce Michael Kavanagh grew up in La Jolla, California just up the beach from the notorious reef break Windansea. The mystical legend and lore of the local reefs, and its amazing surfers, was instilled into his psyche from a very young age. Pierce’s passion in filmmaking began at an early age, as a ‘grom’ lugging around a VHS camera. It evolved nat­u­rally through his love for surf­ing, skat­ing and the magazines and movies from the 80s, and led to him studying film making at the University of California, in Santa Barbara, USA.

Manufacturing Stoke is the debut documentary feature for Pierce’s film production company Misfit Pictures. He says, “We are very proud of what we have accomplished, surfing is sacred to me, so a lot of thought went into the making of this film”. The critically acclaimed documentary is screening internationally, encouraging a wider discussion on the issues around sustainable surfing.


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Ballina Council to look into making tiny homes accessible 

The idea of living in a tiny home can seem like a simple solution to our housing crisis – but getting council approvals for a permanent tiny home on private land can be challenging. 

Council staff to look at limiting bulk and scale in Wategos  

A motion by Cr Sarah Ndiaye (Greens) to amend the LEP to reduce the building height limits in the Wategos residential area from 9m to 8m was unsuccessful at last Thursday’s Council meeting. 

Is this the next Bentley? New doco highlights value of Clarence River amid mining proposal

Mining plans for the region were discovered by two locals as they paddled down the Clarence River near Grafton. The question is what does it mean for the future of the Northern Rivers?

Editorial – Mining is back, baby! 

Nearly ten years ago in 2015, junior coal seam gas miner Metgasco was paid out handsomely – $25m of your tax money – after its approval to frack Bentley was fiercely fought off by thousands of well-organised protesters. But now they are back...