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Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of...

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Looking forward, looking back with Jeff Johnson

Long term independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson reflects on the challenges of the past year, and his priorities for 2023.

Trove runs out of funding in June. How will the loss of the service affect Australian and Pacific research?

Most of Trove’s 22 million annual page visits come from members of the public: family historians, students, and general browsers interested in the six billion records it houses. But over the past 14 years, the archive has also become a crucial resource for academic work.

Vinnies

What have they done to our Vinnies here in Mullum? They’ve killed it! It has reopened and it is...

Iconic Mondays

The iconic Reggae Monday is coming back to the Beach Hotel after a long break, and just in time...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

Stories about "airport":

Lismore Residents Action Group say ‘no’ to Increased flight training

The Lismore Residents Action Group say they do not object to the future development of the airport, they say they are specifically concerned about the considerable increase in aircraft noise caused by flight training.

Lismore airport supported by community

Responses to a community survey by Lismore City Council show that there is overwhelming support for a regional airport at Lismore.

A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

Lismore Council meeting looks at aircraft noise

Much of public access at Tuesday’s Lismore Council meeting was taken up by residents distressed by the amount of aircraft noise in areas of town.

Ballina Airport responds to Melbourne COVID scare

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has introduced new health measures for travellers arriving from Melbourne, after several Melbourne venues were linked to a confirmed COVID case.

Free reusable cloth masks for Ballina-Byron visitors

With Ballina and Byron in the midst of the Christmas/New Year influx of domestic tourists in the wake of international travel restrictions, Healthy North Coast is distributing supplies of reusable cloth face masks.

Essential travel flights return to Ballina

The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport flight schedule has increased and now has four return domestic services a week following Federal Government support of regional air services.

Ballina airport taking off

It’s the third-biggest airport in NSW, its visitor numbers are increasing and it’s in public hands.

Work commences on Ballina Airport expansion

Ballina mayor David Wright and North Coast Nationals MP Ben Franklin were at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport this morning to kick off $6 million in new works that will extend the departure area and introduce energy efficient design features. 

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is potentially misleading. A council’s total...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a protest outside Mullum’s Council Chambers! By...

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’