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NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

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So many strings to his bow

Andy Jans-Brown is a multidisciplinary artist, who works through the mediums of film, music, theatre and art. As a...

Roller skating, skateboarding and more for Lismore

The ‘Lismore Urban Sports Precinct’ will deliver skateboarding, roller skating, BMX, scootering and sport climbing infrastructure as well as associated recreational infrastructure. 

Education shaping up to be a key battleground in NSW election

There is a teacher shortage and both the NSW Greens and Labor are focussing their efforts on highlighting the situation the NSW public education system is in as they campaign for the next NSW election. 

Luxcon’s big con

Developer Luxcon calling their new high-end development in the centre of Byron ‘Bohemian’ couldn’t be more on the nose. Judging...

Strong winds and good tides set up a race day of fast sailing on the Tweed River

Matt Andrews with his trusty crew puts Powder Monkeys through its paces. Photo supplied. A big incoming tide and a...

Locals protest pollution to air and farming of Casino incinerator

Toxic air pollution is what Northern Rivers residents will get if the incinerator that has been touted for the Richmond Valley Jobs Precinct in Casino goes ahead say locals who protested the incinerator on Saturday. 

The sign of LOVE in Mullumbimby. Photo Simon Haslem.

Driving past our new-ish Hollywood-inspired ‘LOVE’ sign on the way into Mullum had me reflect on the reality that despite being a fit and healthy, hardworking male, I’ve so far gone six years in this area since I was 29 without attracting much notice from the opposite sex. 

I could continue looking after myself and working hard for many more years and doubt that will ever change – except I do get some women 20-30 years older showing their interest. 

Short of attending ‘ecstatic dance’ events and being the creep there looking for love, I do my own thing, never seeing a female my own age, and if I do and I say ‘Hi’ I know they’re over being hit on, so I respect their space. 

20–30 years later I’ll surely be a real deal creep, staring at females because they’re like Martians from another planet, but in that time I feel our big ‘LOVE’ sign needs a question mark on the end because I certainly have never seen it here unless its just a yoga teacher trying to market their classes. 

Turn up the love.


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