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Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

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Playing with fire

Their excitement is infectious. Young schoolboys in uniform cluster around Rebecca Barnes’ stall as she passes the finger limes...

NSW Drug Summit announced – finally

The NSW Labor government has finally delivered on their election promise to hold a NSW Drug Summit that will take place this year. 

Byron Bay scoops golf croquet pennant

Byron Bay has won the Northern Rivers Croquet Association's (NRCA) golf croquet pennant series.

Let the BBSF fun begin!

The Byron Bay Surf Festival (BBSF) is just over a month away and they have a huge program for surfers and spectators from August 15-18.

A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one...

National NAIDOC Week – Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud

This year’s National NAIDOC Week theme honours the enduring strength and resilience of First Nations peoples and culture.

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Be on the lookout for unusual signs in livestock

The North Coast Local Land Services District Veterinarian team are providing advice to livestock producers to monitor their stock for unusual signs or disease.

A short history of cruelty

Anthony Albanese went to the last election promising to end live sheep exports from Australia. This rubbery promise has since been rolled back to his government's second term (assuming they get one). The independent panel's long-awaited report to the federal government on the issue has now also been delayed, from this week to late October.

Rock fern causing toxicity in cattle

Farmers are being alerted to the risk of rock ferns in their grazing paddocks by Local Land Services who are urging livestock owners to be on the lookout for rock fern which can cause toxicity.

Residents urged to use safe disposal of drowned livestock

The NSW Department of Primary Industries and Local Land Services are encouraging landholders and community members to report any deceased livestock left by the recent floods so they can be removed and disposed of.

Emergency fodder available for flood-affected livestock

Flood-affected North Coast landholders are encouraged to call the Agricultural and Animal Services hotline to request emergency fodder for livestock, animal assessment and veterinary advice.

Be alert for tick fever

Following the confirmation of tick fever in cattle on two properties in the Tweed area, North Coast Local Land Services and NSW Department of Primary Industries are reminding producers to be alert to the risk and practice good farm biosecurity.

Deadly winter cow disease outbreak on Northern Rivers

Vets on the Northern Rivers are warning cattle producers to look out for deadly cow disease, Yersiniosis. You might know it as 'mud scours'.

Several calf deaths from bovine anaemia reported

Several cases of bovine anaemia have been reported on the north coast caused by the Theileria orientalis group, that have caused death in calves in the region.

Nimbin show celebrates country life this weekend

The 94th anniversary of the Nimbin Annual Country Show will be held this weekend at the Nimbin showgrounds. Along with the usual cattle, poultry and horse events, the show will also feature a range of attractions for young and old.

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Paddle-out for innovative shaper, Geoff McCoy

There are shapers and there are shapers.  Geoff McCoy was our local eminent, and world-recognised, master surfboard shaper. I call this gaggle of exclusive surfboard...