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The power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

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Remember Ocean Shores?

When Ocean Shores – now the largest town in the Byron Shire – was established, Council enforced strict directives....

Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons...

Realistic, local agendas!

On Saturday 4 December we need to vote for people who focus on issues that can be controlled by...

Cats

To quote Greta, ‘How dare they?!’ SBS is running an advertising campaign for Airbnb, encouraging visitors to take their...

Historical truth

Some people choose to rewrite history when it suits them. Former mayor Simon Richardson has been telling people that...

Personal responsibility?

Every month I, and many like me, make a worrying trip to pathology to have my blood tested. I...

Stories about "Barnaby Joyce":

Acting Prime Ministers

Last week, Acting PM Michael McCormack managed the tricky feat of making the absent Scott Morrison look good, at least by comparison. Perhaps that's now the Nationals' role in the Canberra circus?

Coalition’s climate-change firestorm

David Norris, Pottsville. What political party faction in their right mind would challenge the prime minister with a candidate who has a pecuniary interest in...

Thus Spake Mungo: A clash of pig-headed egomaniacs

Incredibly, it is being counted as a win for Malcolm Turnbull. He has got rid of his errant deputy – Barnaby Joyce will retire to the backbench, just as the Prime Minister advised him to.

Mandy’s view of ‘Bad Boy’ Barnaby spot on

Jade Vickery, Lennox Head. Mandy Nolan absolutely nailed it with her piece on Bad Boy Barnaby. This was her finest column ever, full of black humour and double entendres, whilst absolutely accurate.

Voters tell Barnaby Joyce to quit as leader: Newspoll

Some 65 per cent of voters say Barnaby Joyce should quit as Nationals leader, in a Newspoll that shows the scandal hitting the government and Malcolm Turnbull, writes Michelle Grattan

Joyce and Nash didn’t really make their ministerial decisions: Brandis

Labor says decisions made by Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash are open to legal challenge but Attorney-General George Brandis suggests the two former ministers were not the ones who actually made them, writes Michelle Grattan.

Barnaby, get out of chickens’ faces

Desmond Bellamy, Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia. Poor Barnaby Joyce. He wants people to ‘just get out of my face’. Yet as Agriculture Minister, he presides...

Malcolm wipes smile off Barnaby’s face

Bruce Apps, Townsend, NSW.  It is now four days after the attack by the prime minister upon opposition leader Bill Shorten in Question Time and...

Agriculture department takes blame for Hansard changes

Officials from the department of agriculture were forced to accept the blame and apologise in Senate Estimates yesterday when quizzed about changes to the Hansard record of Barnaby Joyce’s answers during Question Time, says Labor's Joel Fitzgibbon.

Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

Byron/Gaza twinned

In Australia there are about 106 towns and cities in sister city or twinned relationship with counterparts worldwide. Lismore is twinned with towns in...

Beam me up Scotty

Scotty, you have the knack of rendering all of life’s complex problems in simple, meaningful terms. I used to rely on Facebook to give...

Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.