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Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

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Connecting youth at the Quad

Connect Northern Rivers will be hosting a youth-focused event at the Lismore Quad on Wednesday, 8 February from 3.30...

Only nine weeks to Bluesfest and 18 new artists announced

Easter is on its way and that means Bluesfest is only nine weeks away. 

Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

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...

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.

Elanora woman murdered – police seek sightings of Ford Laser

Detectives investigating the murder of 61-year-old Wendy Sleeman are appealing to anyone who may have seen or captured vision...

Stories about "awards":

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

AUSTSWIM celebrates the 2022 award winners

As summer draws us closer to the water it's comforting to know that local swimming teachers are doing their part to keep us safer in our pools, rivers and at the beach.

Recognition for Lennox Lions

Lennox Head Lions Club has received two awards presented by the immediate past Lions District Governor Nicole Phillips.

Commitment awards given to local firefighters

Recognising the commitment, risk and efforts put in by local volunteers during the unprecedented 2019–20 Black Summer bushfires, 164 local Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers from the Far North Coast District were recently recognised. 

Byron police chief receives Queens Birthday honour

Tweed/Byron Police District Superintendent David Roptell has been recognised for more than thirty years of service to NSW Police as part of the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Seniors gather to celebrate a special week in Tweed

Tweed Shire elders were recognised for their service to the community at the opening ceremony of the Tweed Seniors festival with the presentation of the Local Achievement Awards.

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

Ballina Shire Australia Day award winners

The Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards were announced at the official celebrations held on this morning at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre.

Australia Day nominees and speakers for Ballina

This year’s Australia Day celebrations for Ballina Shire will be held at Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Tuesday 26 January 2021, starting at 9am.

Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in public education

Last week honours were awarded to 120 individuals and schools for outstanding student achievement and inspiring public education staff and parents in the 2020 NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence.

Community advocacy

I am a small business owner of Byron Central Apartments. Tamara Smith MP has recently supported us on two separate occasions advocating effectively with...

Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of the fence. A well-to-do lawyer...

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is potentially misleading. A council’s total...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy.