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One million homes to provide affordable housing say The Greens

Local Greens candidate Mandy Nolan is looking to wrest the federal seat of Richmond from Labor to claim the balance of power in the next Federal government. To do it she needs a five per cent swing.

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Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

Editorial: Clear as a muddled government

Good news! Local police will not be actively enforcing the government’s Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 when it comes to business activity – see NSW govt’s Health Order lacks clarity.

Lismore Council votes to naturalise Browns Creek

At Tuesday’s Lismore Council meeting, Councillor Vanessa Ekins moved a motion to begin the Browns Creek Naturalisation Project, which involves the removal of the existing concrete stormwater drain that traverses Lismore Park from Brewster Street through to Uralba Street, and reconstruction as a more natural watercourse.

Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Tackling mosquitoes together in Ballina

Following its successful launch late last year, Northern Rivers councils and the North Coast Public Health Unit are once again running Tackling Mosquitoes Together, a behaviour change program to reduce the disease risks and nuisance of mosquitoes in homes and local communities.

Stories about "arrest":

Youth arrested over Nimbin shooting

A 20-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place in the middle of the day near the centre of Nimbin.

Alleged youth victim of Northern Rivers police assault testifies

The alleged victim has described what he remembers of the arrest, including its end when he was ‘thrown into a little dark box’.

Man charged following a police pursuit

Police say that on Saturday, officers observed the male driving a vehicle along Marine Parade, Kingscliff, 20kph above the speed limit, ignoring police actions to stop him.

DV assault, police pursuit and assault on police – Lismore

Police say a man will face court today charged after allegedly leading police in a pursuit, assaulting a woman known to him with a broken bottle and attempting to run down a police officer with a car yesterday.

Two charged after man stabbed – Byron Bay

Police say two men have been charged over the stabbing of another man at Byron Bay overnight.

One arrested at 5G protest in Mullumbimby

Protests against the Telstra installation of 5G at the Post Office in Mullumbimby yesterday led to the arrest of local activist Dean Jefferys.

Swimming the Tweed to avoid arrest

Police said this morning a 39-year-old man swam across a river and ran into bushland to avoid arrest on the Northern Rivers last Friday.

Former Lismore priest charged with child sex offences

A Catholic priest has been charged following alleged historical child sex offences that took place in the Lismore Diocese in the 1980s.

Video captures motorist’s arrest in Mullumbimby

This video obtained by Echonetdaily shows how last week’s drama unfolded in the streets of Mullumbimby, after a man stopped for a licence check ended up being handcuffed and dragged from his car.

Six arrests in same Goonellabah street in one day

Six people were arrested and charged in less than 24 hours when two incidents occurred in Shearman Drive, Goonellabah yesterday.

Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me to place my name on...

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.