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Drones not detonation

The extraordinary popularity of the Vivid light shows in Sydney has exploded this year, but quietly, thanks to the...

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Lismore’s Freedom of Entry Parade

Lismore is set to host a Freedom of Entry Parade by the 41st Battalion, a time-honoured tradition dating back to medieval times

The incredible shrinking ambition of Peter Dutton

Last week, Peter Dutton's Liberal-National Coalition formally abandoned Australia's legislated 2030 emissions reduction target.

A picnic is more fun with painting

It’s that time of year again when baguettes and olives are embraced along with your cerulean blues and your crimson lakes, for the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s annual Community Picnic and Artist Paint Out on Sunday, June 30.

Max to the Max

As a young man who grew up in the Byron Shire, Max McAuley discovered his talent for dance and performance at an early age. When his parents saw him playing music videos over and over again and copying the choreography, they decided it was time to enrol him in formal dance lessons.

No ‘key worker’ or ‘affordable housing’ for Ballina Council’s Wollongbar development

On the second last piece of Ballina Shire Council-owned residential land they have decided to develop the land with no affordable or public housing components. 

270 ready to contest Seas The Day women’s surfing at Kingscliff

The world’s largest female participation surf event Seas The Day is returning for its second year at Kingscliff Beach...

Submissions are now open for the Select Committee on the Impact of Climate Risk on Insurance Premiums. 

The inquiry will examine how the climate crisis is making it harder and more expensive for people to afford insurance, including in the Northern Rivers. 

Greens candidate for Richmond, Mandy Nolan, says the federal electorate of Richmond was recently ranked as the second most-climate-vulnerable region in the country. 

‘And it’s put people’s insurance premiums through the roof. According to insurance experts, by 2030, 20 per cent of homes in the Northern Rivers will be uninsurable – that’s 22,274 households left in the water, waiting for the next climate disaster.’

For more info, visit the Select Committee on the Impact of Climate Risk on Insurance Premiums and Availability.


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Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

Yes, peace is the solution

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