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Tweed residents outraged at destruction of koala habitat on Cobaki Creek
A 'legacy' floodplain development on the tidal estuary of Cobaki Creek, known to have recent koala sightings, was approved in 1996 and is now being cleared.
$200k in grants available for local not-for-profits
The inGrained Foundation has announced a $200,000 funding pool for the 2023 Northern Rivers Large Grants Program, opening this April.
Cartoon of the week – 29 March 2023
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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A fluid God
Why is the ultra-right targeting trans kids? Opportunistic neo-Nazis are using transphobia as their PR exercise. Like abortion, trans issues, and in particular issues around schools and the rights of trans kids, are emotionally charged. For those who have chosen bigotry and fear over acceptance and inclusion, polarised viewpoints create ignition points for hate and violence.
Do you still need help to get two rooms fixed after the 2022 flood?
More than 80 Lismore residents have had help getting a few rooms in their flood-impacted homes re-sheeted and habitable...
$15,000 fine and warnings over illegal logging in Kyogle Shire
Urbenville-based logging company Rojech Pty Ltd were fined $15,000 earlier this month over logging operations near the entrance to the Border Ranges National Park in Kyogle Shire.
Flickerfest at The Regent
Celebrating 32 years in 2023 Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA recognised short film festival, presenting A-list short film programs recognised amongst the best in the world with films hand-picked from the festival’s record 3,200 entries!
Stories about "Archibald Prize":
Lennox artist wins People’s Choice at Archibalds
Lennox Head artist Angus McDonald has taken out the People's Choice award at this year's Archibald Prize, for his portrait of Behrouz Boochani.
Q&A with Archibald finalist Angus McDonald
Lennox Head artist Angus McDonald is a finalist in the 2020 Archibald Prize for his extraordinary portrait of refugee activist and author Behrouz Boochani.
Lennox’s Angus paints Behrouz for Archibald
Lennox Head artist Angus McDonald has submitted his portrait of the author and activist Behrouz Boochani to the prestigious 2020 Archibald Prize at the...
Archibald Prize exhibition opens in Tweed
A touring exhibition of one of Australia's most famous art prizes, the Archibald Prize, opens in the Tweed Regional Gallery next Friday, 15 January.
North coast artists selected as finalists in Archies
The northern rivers is proving itself to be a hot spot for acclaimed painters, with three regional artists selected as finalists in this year’s Archibald, Wynne and Sulman art prizes.
Mungo’s Archibald entry ‘not just a portrait’
Ocean Shores artist Victor Cusack, who has entered a portrait of renowned political journalist Mungo MacCallum in this year's Archibald Prize, says he painted it primarily in honour of the veteran writer’s brilliant career.
Archibald exhibition comes to Lismore (and Byron)
For the first time in more than five years, the Archibald Prize has rolled into the Lismore Regional Gallery, with an additional 14 works from the original Archibald exhibition on display at Byron Bay’s Lone Goat Gallery
Tommy’s off to the Archies
Fingers crossed – Liesel Arden’s entry to the Archibald Prize was submitted last week, and it is a portrait of Tommy Franklin.
Murwillumbah Fire Station needs more firefighters
There is probably not one adult who hasn’t been grateful for the job that firefighters have done in this country, particularly in the aftermath of the The 2019–20 Australian bushfires.
Draw your puss to win cat pack prizes
The reason cats take up so much of the collective internet space is because they are just so incredibly cute – we love them! But we don't always keep them inside when they should be.
Dental clinic celebrates 30 years in Mullum
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It’s quite an achievement to own and operate a business for 30 years and more so with your life partner and that’s exactly what David and Kim Smith have done.
Working with Nature at the Living Lab
Living Lab Northern Rivers has opened their new exhibition 'Working with Nature' this week in their Lismore shopfront space, giving visitors the chance to learn more about flood mitigation strategies.