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Backlash Stan Grant

Extraordinary negative and callous statements regarding Stan Grant in the recent edition’s Backlash section. Grant was a terrible host?...

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Speak Stan

The scribe is human. The scribe holds onto hope, love, and peace. These ingredients are essential for survival and...

Théo’s family mark fourth year of his disappearance  

Today is the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of Théo Hayez, an 18-year-old Belgian backpacker who was last seen leaving Cheeky Monkeys bar in Byron Bay at around 11pm on May 31, 2019.

Greens for survival

At the recent Nimbin Town Hall where Sue Higginson, among others, was active in an affirmative action workshop where...

A gem among the many incredible natural wonders of the Northern Rivers

The Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin called a local tourist spot is 'a gem among the many incredible natural wonders of the Northern Rivers' as she announced two reserves in the Lismore region will be upgraded.

Call for rails on the steep slope of Tweed rail trail after cyclist’s fall

On Sunday a 75 year-old man fell down the steep side of the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail near Crabbes Creek and breaking his hip. 

Pushing-Up for mental health in June

Australia’s largest fitness-based mental health event, The Push-Up Challenge, is back in 2023, encouraging Australians to push for better mental health.

AFL’s second-biggest day

The Draft is the second biggest event on the AFL calendar with over one hundred talented young athletes vying for a spot in one of the 18 AFL clubs.

The pointy end of a week of activities will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre tonight as 2012 NAB AFL Draft gets underway. The NAB AFL Draft is part of the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program, which supports grassroots players and football communities and helps young Australians fulfill their dreams of playing in the AFL.

Countdown to the Kingy

After having to close entries for the first time ever, Kingscliff is set to host the biggest triathlon to date. With a full weekend of programs starting with a Fun Run and Social Ride on Saturday, there are over 1,000 participants competing across the weekend.

The very full Sunday program begins at 5.30am with the big guns taking to the water at 8am. This is a spectator sport, so make your way to Kingy for a great day. Find more info at www.kingsclifftri.com.au.

Cricket for umpires

Cricket umpires who are looking to become accredited can sign up for next week’s Far North Coast Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (FNCCUSA) training course. The program will be held at the South Lismore Bowling Club for three Mondays beginning next week. Prospective new umpires will receive training in the sport’s rules and, on the successful completion of an exam in December, will receive an official FNCCUSA umpires badge. For more information, contact Rosolen on 0405 223 791 or emailing [email protected]

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Fun community connection for Japanese community 

The local Japanese community came together in early May at the Cavanbah center to celebrate Japanese Children’s Day. 

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.

Expect saltwater on Ballina roads during king tides

Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely over the coming days with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads. 

Warming winter for Tweed Shire’s homeless

It's no secret that the Far North Coast has some of the highest homelessness figures in the country and Dharma Care is determined to reduce those figures as the days get colder.