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Controversial development that would dwarf Uki under appeal in L&EC – Tweed Nightcap Village MO

The contentious Nightcap Village $39M multiple occupancy development near Uki, promoted by Pete Evans, will have its appeal to the Land & Environment Court (L&EC) against the NRPP's refusal will be heard from 9 Feruary. 

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Mother and Daughter Stop Logging in Yarratt Forest

Two women who grew up in the Manning Valley are currently suspended from trees with  ropes connected to, and stopping, logging in Yarratt Forest north of Taree.

Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

They are Hotshots

The two-hour production is a visual feast, choreographed and developed by Australia’s leading professionals and a hand-picked selection of dreamy guys who will have the ladies up from their chairs, screaming for more, night after night. With a totally interactive production, The Secret Fantasies Tour is the perfect night out with the girls.

Ocean Shores swimmers power to strong results at regional swimming competition

A group of seven athletes from the Ocean Shores Aquatics swim team took part in the annual Country Regional...

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Trove runs out of funding in June. How will the loss of the service affect Australian and Pacific research?

Most of Trove’s 22 million annual page visits come from members of the public: family historians, students, and general browsers interested in the six billion records it houses. But over the past 14 years, the archive has also become a crucial resource for academic work.

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NRCF wins national award for emergency response grant program

The Northern Rivers Community Foundation has received a national award for their emergency response grant program directly following the catastrophic flooding events of February and March 2022.

Australia Day award declined in solidarity with First Nations people

It’s not every day that you get nominated for an Australia Day award, and you’d have to think long and hard before declining one

Southern Cross Uni graduate teacher wins Australian Education Award

Celebrated maths teacher and Southern Cross University alumnus Holly Millican has been named the Rising Star of the Year at the prestigious Australian Education Awards.

Bangalow Music Festival nominated for award

APRA AMCOS has just announced the nominations for this year's Art Music Awards and the Bangalow Music Festival is a finalist in the category – Award for Excellence in a Regional Area.

Local poet’s raw honesty rewarded

Local Lismore poet Peter Mitchell's collection Conspiracy of Skin was Highly Recommended at the Australian Centre Literary Awards last month.

Maddy’s a winner for wildlife

A year 6 student from Bangalow Public school has been getting up to award-winning extracurricular activities and making life better for koalas and humans.

Lismore’s solar farm wins Climate Council award

Several local councils were yesterday awarded top honours for their work on the climate change frontline, at the inaugural Cities Power Partner Summit Awards

Food prices are up, and so is…

I was shocked to see the cost of local bread I buy in Mullumbimby had risen 40 per cent. That particular loaf is becoming a luxury item.

Abouchar honoured with Order of Australia

The new head of the Byron Community College (BCC), Chantal Abouchar, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contributions to business and the media.

Appeal for flag stolen from Bruns

The two Aboriginal flags that fly high over the Brunswick River Bridge on Invasion Day have become a potent symbol of survival and solidarity for many in the Shire. 

TELSTRA – The end of the line?

I live in a valley that was ravaged by flood last year. Telegraph poles were swept out of the ground by landslides and many...