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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in 25 days

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.

Vale Aunty Dulcie Nicholls 21.10.29 – 19.09.21

There is deep sadness in the community at the passing of Arakwal elder and matriarch, Dulcie Joan Nicholls, nee Kay, who was a proud Bundjalung woman born on Country at Tallow Creek, Byron Bay, October 21, 1929.

Mighty energetic greens

  Avi Karny wasn’t always an organic farmer. He began his professional life as a scientist, completing a Masters in...

New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: We are not for sale

It seems content creators are running out of ideas to make cheap TV. It’s amazing what you can come up with when you lose your ethics! Here’s a few quick pitches: How about a show about chubby rich women trying to drop weight by living in Ethiopia with a malnourished family for six weeks? No?

Cr Sarah Ndiaye, Mullumbimby

Thank you, awesome women (and men), who walked out. 

I’d like to say an enormous thankyou to everyone who got up and walked out of the gallery when John Anderson, aka Fastbuck$, persisted with his abhorrent behaviour in the council chambers last Thursday – particularly those who called it what it was. 

Others stepped in while we all waited for the police to arrive and take him away so we could resume the meeting. He had only just been allowed back after having to apologise for being abusive to another councillor. 

He has caused great stress and anxiety for many; not just I and others in the chamber expressed how unsafe he makes them feel. The walkout felt very supportive. 

In this day and age no-one should have to put up with this, anywhere – especially while carrying out their role. We need safe workplaces, even for councillors, and his ongoing behaviour has been disgraceful. 

Some of those who walked out were people who object to my position on a particular issue, but they could recognise how inappropriate his misconduct is. That takes emotional intelligence and empathy; I’m particularly grateful to them. 

Many thanks.


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