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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Nerves

Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

Bring them home to Biloela

Marilyn Perkins, MEd, JP, Wollongbar Given the recent news that Tharnicaa is seriously ill, and has been flown to hospital in...

Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

NPWS cancels meeting with traditional owners over hazard reduction burn

Local Minjungbal Indigenous leaders are asking the National Parks and Wildlife Service to consult with them over a planned hazard reduction burn at Billinudgel Nature Reserve but a scheduled meeting was cancelled by NPWS.

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

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No new COVID cases in NSW

No new locally acquired cases and no new overseas-acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night were recorded in the Northern Rivers region or across NSW.

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...

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely prompoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.