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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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Healthy lifestyle program for Lismore and Tweed families

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that families can access support to build healthy habits together, including tips and assistance for getting active, healthy eating and overall wellbeing.

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no...

Renewed appeal for information after human remains located – Coffs Harbour

Police have renewed their appeal for information after human remains were located at a Coffs Harbour beach last month.

We need to reinvent urban spaces to live in harmony with the planet 

Travel is about visiting someplace exotic, we’re told. Somewhere that looks, feels and tastes different, in a way that stirs our heart and stimulates our senses. But sit in the central business district of any global city today, and chances are it will look basically the same.

Public subs support Mullum’s locally-sourced water supply

Mayor Michael Lyon has criticised the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) and Greens Cr Duncan Dey, claiming they presented a ‘one-sided’ view which ‘certainly swayed current public opinion’ around the future of Mullum’s water supply.

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Get ready and prepare for fires

While the rain can make us feel safe from the threat of fire, and floods are the more recent disaster in our memories, it is important to prepare your home and property for the fire season. 

Editorial – Ready for summer?

For the North Coast, fire season kicked off early on September 1, and if you are a rural dweller, it’s worth considering what fire plan you have.

Almost all of NSW in Bush Fire Danger Period

Anyone wanting to light a fire almost anywhere in NSW, including across the Northern Rivers, will need a permit until further notice.

Early bushfire season for 74 NSW council areas

The Rural Fire Service had already declared an early start to the bushfire danger season for areas on the Northern Rivers in August but last week added another 53 local government areas to the list.

Arrest over Northern Rivers fire 

A man has been charged with deliberately lighting a fire near Casino in northern NSW.

National Parks managers sacked as bushfire season ramps up

In a move described as ‘irresponsible’, 14 National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) senior managers have been sacked, regions amalgamated and officers required to reapply for the new positions under a state government reshuffle in the middle of the fire season.

New clearing laws in play for bushfire season

A controlled burn on the outskirts of Lismore yesterday evening provided a timely reminder that the bushfire season is almost upon us, as new laws for vegetation clearing and fines for fire-related offences come into force tomorrow.

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.