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May 22, 2024

Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why are we so blasé about violent pornography?

Why is it a turn on to hurt us? Recent intersectional studies have shown that online misogyny and violent pornography are contributors to a sharp rise in domestic violence. In NSW alone, police attend 500 incidents every day. If there were 500 threats or incidents at banks, or to the government, we would be in a state of emergency. Instead we stop, shake our heads, we listen to good men in government speak empty words, make a few promises, and move on. If you’ve ever lived through violence, it’s pretty well what your abuser does after hitting you.

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Dance for Brazil

The Mahico and Aruanda crews are joining hands to invite the entire community to be a part of Dance for Brazil – a day to flood Brazil with support, this Sunday in Byron Bay.

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

The 2024 budget wash up

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Stone & Wood wins at Australian International Beer Awards

Stone & Wood Brewing are proud to announce a big win at the Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards held last night, with the brewery’s Big Pale Ale taking home the title of Champion Australian Beer. Big Pale Ale also took out the Best Australian Pale Ale category.

Feudalism alive

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Cabarita Beach powers up with new EV fast charger

The future of sustainable transport is rolling into northern NSW with the opening of a new electric vehicle fast charging station at Cabarita on the weekend.

BoM’s Rain Radar view of the Northern Rivers at 17.30pm AEDT on Monday, November 29, 2021.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

BoM says the weather is heading for us and will most likely arrive on Tuesday and continue through to Wednesday.

Storms may bring heavy localised rainfall causing flash flooding in some araes. Riverine flooding is also a possibility in some river catchments in these areas.

The Bureau have issued an Initial Flood Watch for potential minor flooding in the Richmond and Wilsons catchment areas. Flood Warnings will be issued if Minor Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers for which the BoM provides a flood warning service.

With the possibility of further severe storms and heavy, possibly torrential rain, NSW SES Northern Zone Superintendent Mark Elm urges residents to prepare their homes now. ‘Bring in or secure any outdoor items in the yard or on the balcony, check your gutters are clear and your roof is in good condition, trim any overhanging branches and check your home emergency kit it stocked and ready to go.

‘The next few days are going to be dangerous conditions on the roads. Please slow down and take care when driving.

‘If you come across a flooded road, please make the safe decision. Turn around, it’s just not worth the risk!’

NSW SES advise campers to avoid camping close to rivers and creeks and monitor conditions. Residents and visitors in caravan parks should prepare for forecast weather conditions.

Stay alert, listen to any updates and advice and monitor the Bureau of Meteorology website: www.bom.gov.au.


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