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Recycling polystyrene just got easier at Lismore’s Recycling & Recovery Centre

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre has a new machine that can recycle polystyrene which will help the facility increase the capacity to deal with this earth-wrecking synthetic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-polymer.

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Cr Darlene Cook: ‘working to restore accountability and trust in our Council’

Current Lismore Councillor Darlene Cook has served one term on Lismore Council and at the December LGA election, she plans to run for Mayor.

Government secrecy around health advice defended by local Nats MP

The NSW Liberal-Nationals government’s attempt to block transparency around its health advice with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney last June will now become public.

The Great Reopening

S Haslam What a time to go out in Byron – easy to park and, for the shy retiring types...

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

Big Rob: ‘no comment’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Candidates have until noon on Wednesday, November 3 to register with the NSW Electoral Commission.

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.

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Ballina subdivision near asphalt plant challenged

The controversial use of the Ballina Mayor's casting vote to approve a subdivision within the buffer zone of the Alstonville Quarry and Asphalt Plant is being challenged at next weeks council meeting.

Calls to close Alstonville’s bitumen plant as council approves more housing

An attempt to overturn approval for a sub-division on a property in Teven near the Boral bitumen batching plant was lost 5–4 at the Ballina Council meeting on April 26.

Push to stop asphalt plant expansion at Alstonville

A Ballina Shire councillor has launched a renewed push to stop the expansion of Boral's asphalt plant at the Tuckombil Quarry in Alstonville.

Timber inquiry call as ‘secret’ contract extension revealed

North coast conservationists are supporting a call for an inquiry into Wood Supply Agreements for public lands in North East NSW following revelations a key contract has been secretly extended.

Concrete producer in Tweed warned over production

A multinational building-products company which runs a concrete batching plant in the Tweed has been warned by the state government for exceeding production limits three years ago and failing to submit required reports.

End to logging could be good news for region’s koalas

Conservationists are hoping Labor's promise to create a Great Koala National Park, coupled with Boral’s decision to exit the hardwood timber industry on the north coast, could throw a lifeline to our dwindling koala populations.

4WDs multiplying on Seven Mile Beach?

Beach users in Lennox Head are reporting much higher numbers of 4WDs on Seven Mile Beach recently, along with an increase in hooning behaviour. Since...

Julian Assange: the name that cannot be uttered

Since the news came through I have been keeping an eye and an ear out for further reporting in the mainstream media. Needless to...

NSW – bad to worse

While Gladys has left the building and we have a new religious fanatic in the top job, things are looking very grim in the...

Two views of animal welfare on the Tweed

Local MP Justine Elliot recently announced that an Albanese Labor Government will invest $1 million to build the new animal pound and rehoming centre at Lundberg Drive, South Murwillumbah.