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Byron Bay Surf Festival 

Surfers, beach lovers, water people – owing to COVID- related complications, the 2022 Byron Bay Surf Festival has moved...

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No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.

Storytelling at its best in Ballina

A new community storytelling event will take place at the Ballina CWA Hall on Sunday September 11.

Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Finding the fine art

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers who hold quarterly online exhibitions of interesting and important pieces...

Power of the people

Katherine (Letters, 3 August) asked ‘can the power of the people compete...’? The answer is in the recent federal election:...

Lismore Council votes against supporting Assange

At Tuesday's Council meeting Councillor Guise proposed a motion that Council writes to the Federal Government, Prime Minister and relevant Ministers denouncing the extradition of Julian Assange from the UK and urging the Prime Minister to make a public statement denouncing the extradition.

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Splendour cash disbursed

Schools and community groups have shared in community grants worth  $50,000 from Splendour in the Grass. 

What Lismore Council has to do to get $20,000,000

Item 16.1 on Lismore Council’s July meeting agenda turned into a show stopper on Tuesday evening at Goonellabah, as councillors discussed $20,000,000, and what they’d have to do to get it. It emerged that a crucial document relating to Lismore's future had been signed by General Manager John Walker with no discussion. Was this administration by stealth?

Pay increase for public sector employees including nurses, teachers and paramedics

Premier Dominic Perrottet spoke to the media this morning about a new public sector wages policy to provide increased pay for public sector employees including nurses, teachers and paramedics.

Grant for flood-affected small businesses and NFPs

Flood-impacted small business owners and not-for-profits in the Northern Rivers can now apply for the $10,000 Small Business Northern Flood Grant to help with rent, wages, government fees and other business costs.

Local Landcare gets $200,000 in grants

Federal and Goonengerry Landcare groups have secured $200,000 in grants to improve, restore and protect the Byron Shire hinterland’s biodiversity values.

Gertie’s the new kid on the block

The Spaghetti Circus team has a new member. ‘Gertie’ as she is known around the traps, is a new, second-hand truck which has been purchased as the result of fundraising that reached $17,000.

Finding the fine art

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers who hold quarterly online exhibitions of interesting and important pieces of Australian and international art. The...

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and unknown to the human inhabitants...

Local pasta, sauces, eggs and custard!

Victoria Cosford There’s a steady stream of customers at Jodie’s stall. Regulars by the looks of it, most unclipping their plastic containers – 100 per...

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback but upmarket restaurant, with an...