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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.

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Flickerfest at The Regent

Celebrating 32 years in 2023 Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA recognised short film festival, presenting A-list short film programs recognised amongst the best in the world with films hand-picked from the festival’s record 3,200 entries!

Bulga Forest logging ‘suspended’

The NSW Forestry Corporation has changed the status of a contentious area of Bulga Forest from ‘active’ to ‘suspended’.

‘Bees they’re fucking awesome!’ so why are we introducing flies?

The little varroa mite is leading to the eradication of many beehives in NSW. Researchers will be releasing pollinator flies in the Coffs Harbour biosecurity Red Zone to help pollinate berry crops.

Goodbye to an inspiring scientist, activist and friend

Mary’s influence on me as a local activist, and later councillor, was profound – she opened my eyes to how water courses through and shapes this place.

Closing the Gap on Aboriginal health in the Byron Shire

Close the Gap aims to reduce disadvantage experienced by Indigenous peoples with respect to child mortality, childhood education, life expectancy and health.

Fools for the nUdGe

No fooling – with this epic lineup at nUdGe nUdGe WiNk WiNk! You’d be a fool to miss International...

Writer/Director/Producer, Michael Rymer

A native of Melbourne, Michael Rymer made his Australian feature film directorial debut with his screenplay Angel Baby, a tale of two schizophrenics who fall in love and try to live on their own.

The film, which stars John Lynch and Jacqueline Mackenzie, premiered at Sundance in 1996 and earned seven AFI awards including Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Screenplay as well as Best Actor and Actress, along with four Australian Film Critics Circle Awards, and the Human Rights Award.

Michael has also directed Miramax’s In Too Deep starring Omar Epps, L.L. Cool J., Nia Long and Warner Bros, Queen of the Damned starring Stuart Townsend and Aaliyah. He has also directed experimental improvisational features Allie and Me, and Perfume with Jeff Goldblum, Paul Sorvino, Michelle Williams, Michelle Forbes, Michelle Monahan, Jared Harris and Rita Wilson.


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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

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.