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A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

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Women’s rights focus at Renew Fest

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Vehicle sanitisation stations roll out

Enhanced safety measures for point to point transport such as taxis, hire and rideshare vehicles are being rolled out in Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore with the opening of three free temporary vehicle sanitisation stations.

Diverse views of flood mitigation works at Lismore

Last week Lismore's Deputy Mayor Neil Marks was joined by local state MP Janelle Saffin and MLC Ben Franklin to officially cut the ribbon on the $8.2 million South Lismore Flood Mitigation Project, but there are divergent views on how best to deal with the flood threat in future.

Interview with DeeBee Bishop

Thirst is the story of Stan Adams, as told by Deebee Bishop. He was one of six housemates who lived with Stan in a broken-down share house when he’d walked away from his life to live rough. Decades later, Deebee tells the story.

Winter cross-country up and running in Ballina


The Ballina Athletics Club has started its winter series of weekly cross country runs at Shelley Beach and is expecting up to 300 regulars in its 41st year.

Burnt, logged and flogged? Unsustainable forestry continues unabated

The North East Forest Alliance is calling for an immediate 10% reduction in wood supply commitments to north-coast sawmillers from public forests because of the widespread death of trees due to the Black Summer bushfires.

Known for writing great songs, crafting lyrics with care and pushing pop melodies into fabulous shapes, London-based three-piece Metronomy is a band on the receiving end of acclaim from all directions!

Their Mercury-prize-nominated and critically lauded album The English Riviera elevated them to the upper echelons of the UK’s music elite. Their newly released fourth album Love Letters has been described as a timeless masterpiece and also happens to be on high rotation in the Splendour in the Grass office. Taking synthesisers to heavenly heights, Metronomy will join Splendour after playing the prestigious Primavera Sounds and Glastonbury.

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