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Move Beyond Coal turning up heat on government

Move Beyond Coal says it will be staging protests at Labor MP offices around the country over the next week to 'turn up the heat' on the government to stop approving climate-wrecking coal and gas projects.

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$10 million-dollar Resilient Kids program for Northern Rivers

Thousands of Northern Rivers youth and at least 75 schools are expected to benefit from a $10 million-dollar federal government grant aimed at strengthening community resilience.

Scratch your bum and give idleness a chance

Mandy Nolan’s recent Soapbox article on the mental health crisis was a ripper. Spot on. She’s right about one of the principal causes: capitalism.

Koalas losers in legal fight; their forests to be denuded

Since July, legal action has stopped the Forestry Corporation logging nationally important koala habitat in Braemar and Myrtle State Forests, south of Casino. However, logging can now resume despite evidence of significant impacts on koalas. 

Getting lost in NYE time

Get ‘Lost in Time’ on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at the Beach Hotel! As the year draws to a close, the Beach Hotel invites you to bid farewell to 2023 in style at the ‘Lost in Time’ New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events.

A racial slur or a just a tree name?

Changing the name of a local street because it is derived from a racist slur might seem a simple decision at first glance. 

Screening: The last two weeks at Longlee

Susie Forsters’ film about palliative care is showing again at the Mullumbimby Drill Hall on Thursday, November 30 at 7pm.

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Revisiting Aquarius: where we have been and where we need to go

It was ‘far out’ to be in Nimbin again for the 50th celebration of the Aquarius Festival. 

Nimbin Aquarius Festival 50th anniversary colourful celebration on Mother’s Day

The vibrant and lively Nimbin Aquarius Festival caravan, adorned with an array of bells, whistles, and rainbow flags, made its way to the Channon Craft Market this past Sunday, marking a momentous celebration of both the Aquarius 50th Anniversary.

Aquarius Festival 50 years on starts tomorrow

It was 1973 and people around the world were looking at how to live, how to create community, and how to dream a new future. In Australia, the Nimbin Aquarius Festival was an expression of these ideas and tomorrow marks the start of the Nimbin Aquarius 50 Festival. 

The Nimbin Aquarius festival is back!

On Tuesday Council voted to write to Janelle Saffin MP, Kevin Hogan MP and Minister for the Arts & Tourism Ben Franklin MLC, requesting financial support for the Nimbin Aquarius Festival organisers to hold the 50th anniversary event in May. 

High tea for peace in Nimbin – wear a hat!

The iconic Peacebus is Graeme Dunstan's long time and far travelling vehicle and it is now worn out and in need of replacement – can you help?

Love Forever: Nimbin Aquarius Festival celebrations

Over a thousand people attended the day-long gathering to mark Mother’s Day and the 45th anniversary of the Nimbin Aquarius Festival at the Channon Market on Sunday. 

Chasing the rainbows of Aquarius

It is the Nimbin Mardi Grass setup. The village is abuzz with activity – old friends reuniting, the smoko circulating.

Aquarius and Beyond: the relevance of the Nimbin Aquarius Festival

The Nimbin Aquarius Festival of 1973 marked a watershed in Australian popular history. It was a heady time that would have far-reaching affects both locally and nationally.

Teachers invited to help with Monuments Project

Primary and secondary school teachers are being invited to assist with educational program ideas for a project that aims to chronicle the historic 1979 Terania rainforest protection protests.

Aquarius Legends bring Lennon back to life

Al Basch, a long-standing local, will be channeling the former Beatle in this year’s inaugural Aquarius Legends competition, which will feature tribute artists celebrating counterculture icons who provided the soundtrack of the changing times.

Industrial relations reform bill passes parliament

New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.

Fire ant update in the Tweed

There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.

$15 million to subsidise habitat destruction?

The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.