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Floodplain developments major concern for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities

Concerned community representatives for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities met with Member for Tweed Geoff Provest last Friday to discuss the risks of approved but yet to built developments on flood prone land.

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Alstonville takes out top tier of the Oceania Cup

The Oceania Cup delivered exciting and close football for the 19 teams that competed across last weekend at the...

Police pursuit after ute and motorbike stolen

NSW Police were at Pat Smith Park in Dulguigan, after reports a motorcycle had been stolen. As they arrived two males fled the scene, one on a motorcycle and the other in an Isuzu utility. The utility failed to stop for police and a pursuit was initiated.

Lismore at the HART of helping transport needs

It is challenging enough when you need to get around to medical appointments let alone if you don’t have access to transport. 

Local MPs to embark on flood fact finding mission

Four local MPs will tour the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s Brisbane headquarters tomorrow on a fact finding mission that will hopefully assist the flood recovery process in the Northern Rivers.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

Tweed Council leads the way for responsible dog ownership

The reality is that if you let your dog off-leash in areas where there is native wildlife from birds to wallabies they will disturb nesting sites and potentially attack, maim and kill wildlife, regardless of how much you love them.

Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart – Photo AccesSurf

The 2018 AccesSurf’s Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships was held recently at Kuhio Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii. Byron Bay’s Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart won the Kneel division of the the event with only small surf on offer. In the final Mono waited patiently for the bigger and better set waves and performed some great manoeuvres considering the conditions. 

The Adaptive Surfing Championships is held in partnership with Duke’s OceanFest, a Waikiki ocean sports festival honouring surf legend Duke Kahanamoku. 

AccesSurf is a local nonprofit that empowers people with disabilities by providing adaptive water sports programs including the Adaptive Surfing Championships. Over 80 surfers with disabilities from fifteen nations competed. 

HASC hosted thirteen divisions over  three days: stand, sit, kneel, prone, assisted, and visually impaired. Additional highlighted divisions included Wounded Warrior and deaf heats.  

Stewart was lucky to complete his winning performance and catch his flight home just before Hurricane Lane hit the islands.  


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How to weave yarns and community this weekend

Beginner and advanced basket weavers have a chance to develop their skills under master tutelage this weekend in Ballina with thanks to the Northern Rivers Community Gallery.

Celebration as Farrelly House reopens in Lismore

On Tuesday to the relief and joy of dozens of Lismore folk, Farrelly House, the home of Red Inc. and the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS), reopened on Magallan Street.

A journey of a step or two

Apart from organic shiraz, my latest investment in health is this mini-stepper, or ‘massage stepper’ as they call it in the country of origin.

Tweed Council leads the way for responsible dog ownership

The reality is that if you let your dog off-leash in areas where there is native wildlife from birds to wallabies they will disturb nesting sites and potentially attack, maim and kill wildlife, regardless of how much you love them.