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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

Cartoon of the week – 22 September, 2021

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Byron Shire Councillors vote to raise CBD height

The developers of 33 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, came to last week’s Council meeting asking for permission to breach the building height limit in Central Byron by 38 per cent.

Biggest corporate greenwashers revealed by Greenpeace

According to a new analysis by Greenpeace, most of Australia’s highest-emitting companies that have implemented net-zero emission commitments do not have any will to meet their target.

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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...

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.