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One death and 1,219 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

In the 24 hours to 8pm 25 January there was one death and 1,219 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD).

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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.

NRAS about to kick off 2022 adoption days

Local animal charity Northern Rivers Animal Services has kicked off 2022 with a bang, with more cats, kittens and puppies needing homes in Ballina than you can shake a rescuer at.

Byron Shire 2022 Citizen of the Year

Jacqui Boyett, founder of the not-for-profit Global Ripple charity and op shop, is the Byron Shire 2022 Citizen of the Year.

COVID update for January 24

Dr Kerry Chant spoke to the media this morning with a COVID update saying that in terms of our hospitals, we've currently got 2,816 People in hospital including 196 People in ICU, of whom 69 are ventilated.

A new Mungo needed

A new Mungo is needed to investigate, report and comment, because the major media sure as hell ain’t! When is...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression,...

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Bangalow food hub proposal withdrawn

Updated, Wednesday, 5.30pm Byron Shire Council has confirmed that a controversial development application for a massive food processing estate on the outskirts of Bangalow has been withdrawn by the proponents following widespread objection to the development.

Parties united in opposition to food hub

Asren Pugh, Bangalow.  It’s refreshing to see cross-party opposition to the food hub near Bangalow. It should now be clear to the Joint Regional Planning Panel...

Nat joins Greens in opposing Bangalow food precinct site

In a rare show of bipartisanship, North Coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has joined his Greens counterpart Dawn Walker in calling for the Joint Regional Planning Panel to reject a controversial industrial food processing complex on rural land just outside of Bangalow.

Food precinct could endanger Bangalow’s koalas: Greens

North Coast Greens MP and koala protection spokesperson Dawn Walker has raised the plight of Bangalow’s koala population in NSW Parliament and thrown her support behind the community campaign against the proposed mega food precinct at Lot 201 Lismore Road, Bangalow.

Bangalow food hub supports local growers

Sheryl Rennie, Bangalow. The Bangaow 'Food Hub’ will support local food growers and food manufacturers which already supply the domestic and international market.

Productive farmland should not be developed

Sue Taylor, Bangalow. As climate change presents us with an unpredictable future, the protection of agricultural land and soil becomes even more relevant and perhaps urgent.

Bangalow food hub meeting planned August 17

A public meeting has been called by the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) to hear from the public over a large-scale development proposed...

Byron Greens councillors oppose Bangalow food hub

Byron's majority Greens councillors led by mayor Simon Richardson have announced they will oppose the proposed Bangalow Food Hub development.

Bangalow food hub opponents elitist

Colin Clarke, Ocean Shores. How elitist are our precious Bangalow anti-development campaigners? Firstly, to set the record straight in regard to Tom Tabart’s comments: if that...

Bangalow food hub and its sewerage

Tom Tabart, Bangalow. It is heartening that Matt Corbett from Clunes has no problem with the mega-development proposed for Bangalow, after all most industrial traffic will go East through our town and he will not be bothered.

Kindness to animals recognised in Tweed Shire Australia Day awards

The care Amanda Philp has provided to numerous animals on land and from the sea has seen her recognised as Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year.

What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?