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Northern Rivers waste incinerator moves closer

The NSW Government is one step closer to approving a 'waste to energy' incinerator in Casino as a state significant development, with the passing of a new regulation.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Being Ready

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Interview with Lisa Cowan, founder and executive producer of Art Byron

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A Primary Focus

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Chile baloney

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Stories about "Anzac Day":

Lest We Forget…

This morning across the Northern Rivers, crowds gathered from 4.30am for ANZAC Day dawn services, and with numbers up on previous years, over a thousand people surrounded the cenotaph in Lismore.

COVID numbers up heading into the long weekend

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, 21 April, 754 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the region, including 137 positive PCR tests and 617 positive rapid antigen tests.

ANZAC Day from Evans Head to Tweed and Byron to Kyogle

The ANZACs will be remembered on Monday with services starting from 4.30am.

Warning for boaters after 159 rescues over Easter

With one down and one to go, the two-in-a-row long weekends got off to a troubling start with Marine Rescue NSW volunteers conducting 159 rescues over the Easter long weekend.

Anzac Day commemorated across Australia

Anzac Day was a bit different this year because of COVID, but commemorations went ahead across the country.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

Remembering and Healing – the Northern Rivers peace effort

The community of Lismore are invited to join events organised by the Remembering and Healing (RaH) group over the weekend encompassing ANZAC Day.

ANZAC Day with a difference in Lismore

The Northern Rivers peace group ‘Remembering and Healing’ (RaH), now in its twelfth year, is organising two public events for ANZAC Day to remember the suffering war brings on all sides, and to make a strong commitment to peace and non-violence.

Together apart for the ANZACs

Dozens of people gathered observing social distancing at the Brunswick Gates of Remembrance where the broadcast from the Canberra War Memorial service was played this morning.

Lest we forget

ANZAC Day, to be held this Saturday, will not be the usual national day of remembrance for those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.