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Jumping Red Ant

Victoria Cosford Whenever I approach Jumping Red Ant, I immediately want to make ratatouille, or caponata – any of those...

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60% of Ballina Council investments in fossil fuel aligned companies

The Ballina Shire Council had more than $60 million invested in fossil fuel aligned companies on behalf of ratepayers as of the end of April 2023.

Sustainable fashion course in Byron this season

Born in Byron, bred in a sweatshop, made from earth-destroying parts and brought back to you with copious carbon miles… it’s fast fashion, but it’s not a good look.

Global Village and Little Splendour

With the countdown to Splendour in the Grass well and truly on, the festival is thrilled to reveal the...

Tragic death of two men in Yamba

NSW Police have today spoken to the media after the body of a man and a teenage boy were located inside a home at Yamba yesterday.

It’s a lady tradie workshop!

Mullumbimby High School hosted a practical workshop for year 9 and 10 girls. The event was supported by Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen and the DoE Educational Pathways Program.

Byron’s Yarn Up and Murwillumbah’ Kinship Festival – celebrating Reconciliation Week

The weekend celebrations across the region marked the end of Reconciliation Week.

Photo Jeff Dawson 

Justine Elliot visited Byron Community Centre yesterday, delivering some much-needed lucre to support the work of the centre’s many tireless volunteers. Here she’s pictured with BCC’s manager Paul Spooner and volunteer co-ordinator Cherie Bromley overseen by notorious Byron recidivist volunteer Norma Forrest.

Across Richmond, 37 organisations will share in more than $130,000 to support the work of their volunteers.

Read on for a full list of recipients:


  • Brunswick Byron Netball Association Inc – $1,533
  • Byron Bay Community Association Inc – $4,908
  • Byron Neighbourhood Resource Centre Inc – $4,915
  • Cabarita Beach – Bogangar Residents Association – $1,486
  • Cabarita Community Garden – $2,310
  • Chillingham Community Association – $4,900
  • Dragons Abreast Mount Warning Inc – $5,000
  • East Ballina Lions Club Inc – $4,500
  • Fingal Head Coastcare Inc – $2,200
  • Goolmangar School of Arts – $4,200
  • Kingscliff District Football Club Inc – $4,494
  • Tweedlesea Returned and Services League Day Club – $2,000
  • Acacia Alliance – $4,519
  • Lions Club of Kingscliff Inc – $4,300
  • Lions Club of Murwillumbah Inc – $4,000
  • Murwillumbah Netball Association Inc – $3,200
  • Nimbin Headers Sports Club Inc – $4,889
  • Ocean Shores Public School Parents and Citizens Association – $2,891.90
  • Rotary Club of Tweed Heads South Inc – $3,115.85
  • Sailability New South Wales Inc – Tweed Branch – $1,259
  • Seagulls Netball Club Inc – $3,045
  • Soroptimist International Gold Coast Inc – $2,300
  • Special Olympics Tweed – $4,866
  • The Coorabell Hall Association Inc – $3,800
  • St Vincent de Paul Society – Tweed-Byron Region – $3,000
  • Tweed Australian Southsea Islanders Community Inc – $4,709
  • Tweed Coast Raiders Senior Rugby League Football Club Inc – $5,000
  • Tweed Coast State Emergency Service – $4,920
  • Tweed District Orchid Society Inc – $4,200
  • Tweed Heads Community Men’s Shed Inc – $4,996
  • Tweed Little Athletics Inc – $2,200
  • Tweed Palliative Support Inc – $4,500
  • Tweed United Football Club Inc – $4,443
  • Tweed Valley Communication Technology Centres Inc – $3,900
  • Tweed Valley Kin Care Support Group Inc – $1,074
  • Uki Soccer Club – $4,450

37. United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW Tweed Heads Branch – $1,068.05

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Vaping and young people – what can be done to reduce the impact?

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Man charged following shooting in Ballina 

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