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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

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Big hearts help the healing at Heartfelt House

Every day, thousands of people see the sign for Heartfelt House at Wollongbar as they drive between Lismore and Ballina. With the organisation embarking on a new stage, we were invited inside to find out what makes Heartfelt House tick.

Total fire ban for Far North Coast – Friday

A total fire ban is in place for the Far North Coast today (Friday, 25 September) with the fire danger being rated as ‘Very High’.

Tweed Shire gets two shark drones while Ballina waits to hear

Nationals member for Tweed Geoff Provest has announced that two drones will be provided for Tweed Shire beaches, yet Greens member for Ballina Tamara Smith says she is still waiting to find out if her Ballina electorate will receive any.

Wollongbar finally gets its park

Wollongbar is finally going to get its multi-use park that will include a skate zone, kids play equipment and community facilities following Ballina Shire Council's meeting today.

Ballina refugee group gets $10,000 donation

It isn’t everyday that you get a call saying you are about to get handed $10,000.

Funding boost for Ballina’s community gallery – but has it lost its way?

Ballina's community gallery receives funding – but local artists say it has lost its way.

Remembering refugees and helping them resume a life

If you have struggled with lockdown during COVID-19 spare a thought for refugees who have been left to languish in Nauru and Manus Island for over seven years.

Fire in Wardell, Busbys Flat Fire still burning

At least ten bush and grass fires were burning in the far north coast area this morning, including one in the Ballina shire.

Ballina fires possibly connected after netball club torched

Two fires in Ballina on Tuesday evening may be connected say detectives from the Richmond Police District. About 10.45pm on Tuesday, 30 July emergency...

Editorial: A fundamental human need

For people sleeping rough, this is a really hard time of year and services for the homeless and needy are stretched to their limits.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.