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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

One of Ballina's new councillors in B Ward is independent Eva Ramsey, who was elected as part of Sharon Cadwallader's team and is joining council for the first time. So why now, and what does she stand for?

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and...

Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

Stories about "arts funding":

Playing our part – a regional perspective on the current arts crisis

 NORPA’s Julian Louis calls on all levels of government to acknowledge the complexity and interconnected nature of the arts industry across Australia.

Gleeson pitches for more arts sector support

They are the unsung heroes of our favourite performance venues – the hardworking crews who keep the shows seamlessly on the road.

Arts funding ‘hoax’: $100m promise down to $25m a year

The Opposition has damned the NSW Government’s regional arts funding promise as ‘another cruel hoax’ after it was revealed a $100 million in grant funding promised earlier in the year only converts to a quarter of that figure per anum.

State govt’s ‘Hunger Games’ for arts funding

Hon Walt Secord, Shadow Minister for the Arts. It is important to put into context the Deputy Premier and Nationals’ leader John Barilaro’s announcement of a...

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night (19 January) while there were...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.