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One from the Heart bringing people together

With a lineup including Grinspoon, Lime Cordiale, Paul and Dan Kelly, Sheppard, Jon Stevens and Daryl Braithwaite, Lismore's One from the Heart concert went ahead yesterday in patchy weather and mud, mud and more mud.

Spaghetti kids benefit from community support

If you haven’t heard of Spaghetti Circus, then you’re just not a local – and like many locals, the circus has suffered on many levels because of recent flood events.

2022 Community Building Partnership Program

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin is encouraging local not-for-profit groups and councils to apply for their share of $400,000 in grants under the 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.

‘Unprecedented’ but not unpredicted – we are now suffering from our failure to listen to scientists’ predictions of the impacts of climate change 30...

As Australians head into another election season just as many parts of the east coast are recovering from ‘unprecedented’ flooding since February, and the national psyche is still reeling from the trauma of the ‘unprecedented’ Black Summer bushfires before that, it is critical now more than ever to vote according to your environmental conscience and fear for the future.

It’s National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Australia says volleys are the backbone of the country in times of crisis and emergency.

Primex 2022 postponed due to floods and weather

The Primex 2022 Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo due to take place 19 to 21 May has been postponed following both the recent flooding and predicted adverse weather conditions. 

Many of us who live on a hill in the Byron shire have been approached by the NBN – or will be in the not too distant future.

Currently, the decision to erect an NBN tower on private property rests solely with the land owner. The NBN negotiates directly with the landowner and neither party is obliged to consult the community.

Is this fair? Given that such a decision has implications for the neighbourhood (the main one being potential health risks), shouldn’t we, the community, decide what is – and isn’t – acceptable?

As it stands, the first you may hear of a tower is once it is erected. By then it’s too late.

Diana Sweeney, Federal


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