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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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Call for NRRC to intervene in housing market to ensure fair housing outcomes for flood victims

Around 50 people gathered outside the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation’s office in Lismore this morning to call for action for flood victims.

Man dies after being pulled unconscious from surf near Crescent Head

A Queensland man has died while swimming at a beach near Crescent Head yesterday afternoon.

Protecting remnant Gondwana species at Grandpa’s Scrub today

Community and experts are uniting this afternoon to protect what they say is remnant Gondwana species at Grandpa’s Scrub.

Long COVID may deal “lifelong disability” if no action taken says new research

Review finds long COVID effects major systems similar to chronic fatigue syndrome, POTS and other disorders.

Federal Drive landslip update

Council staff have updated the status of the hinterland Federal landslip that cut access at Federal Drive, north of Federal village on February 28, 2022. The road that connects Federal to Goonengerry has been closed a year this week.

Lismore hospital works completed

The final stage of the Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment is now complete, says the NSW Liberals and Nationals government.

Stories about "book":

The Magpie, the Snake and the Nyangbal of Ballina

Local author Steven Trotter took a punt on so many levels with his book The Magpie and the Snake, including giving up a secure job and mounting a Kickstarter.

Nimbin focus of debut novel

Dr Katherine Hamilton has published her debut novel, An Unholy Alliance, which she says is centred on Nimbin.

Friends of Libraries cancel annual book fair

the annual book fair that was being held at the Byron Bay Surf Club this coming weekend has been cancelled for now

Was Turnbull’s memoir pirated by ScoMo’s office?

The cynical might think it a publicity stunt, but Hardie Grant Publishing say that on Saturday, a pirated copy of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s autobiography was being circulated to government employees.  

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.