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High risk vehicles to be stopped and checked for fire ants at NSW Qld border

The detection of Red Imported Fire Ants at South Murwillumbah has seen a quick response from the Department of Primary Industries who have now started their next wave of operation in response. 

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How to make sure your fur kids don’t become a Christmas casualty

A TAFE NSW animal studies teacher has dished up some tips to Northern Rivers locals to safeguard their pets against illness and accidents during the festive season.

Locals enjoy success at Northern Rivers Regional Doubles Pickleball Tournament

The Northern Rivers Pickleball Club hosted the Regional Doubles Tournament in Ballina that included over 160 players competing for 132 medals in late November.

Temporary closure of Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park tomorrow

Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park will have sections temporarily close tomorrow Thursday 7 December 2023, to reinstall steel sculptures within the park.

Tweed fire ants may be eradicated but more will come, says professor

An entomology professor says authorities are likely to eradicate a Red Imported Fire Ant outbreak in the Tweed Shire but the invasive species will reach the Northern Rivers again.

Abuse and falsehoods erode the public square of science

As the world faces existential problems such as pandemics and climate change, Australian scientists are facing a dilemma about the best way to connect with the wider public.

Thalidomide apology recognises injustice

Last week, Labor PM, Anthony Albanese, delivered a national apology to all Australians impacted by the thalidomide tragedy.

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Magnificent sporting prowess and flag pride after 2021 NAIDOC

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people also shone in the sporting arena during NAIDOC 2021. 

Kingscliff hosts largest triathlon since covid

Over 1,600 athletes were in Kingscliff over the weekend to participate in the largest triathlon since covid.

Vale Pam Sonia

Very sadly, local treasure Pam Sonia passed away in Ewingsdale, last Wednesday, December 6. 

Blue-green algae ‘amber alert’ at Lake Ainsworth

As the summer heats up there has been an increase in the blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head and an ‘amber alert' has been flagged by Ballina Shire Council.

Lismore to host National Junior Baseball competition

The biggest junior baseball competition in Australia, which is a feeder into the US World Series will be held in Lismore in May 2024.