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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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‘Mandatory’ pesticide spraying deferred at Bruns pod village

Flood-affected residents have had a last-minute reprieve by the NSW Reconstruction Authority, who had planned to spray controversial pesticides at the Bruns pod village.

Wallum: councillors failed to listen to the community

Thank you, Councillors Lyon, Pugh and Coorey for explaining what went wrong with the Wallum development application (DA) process on Facebook. The community f*cked up because they failed to object?

An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

Man charged after dramatic hinterland police chase

A dramatic police chase from highway to hinterland bush in the early hours of the morning has led to the expected court appearance of a 26-year-old man today.

New board announced for Dirawong Reserve – no former members selected

A new community board has been appointed to oversee the management of the popular Dirawong Reserve at Evans Head.

Non-alcohol options

Whether you’re going alcohol-free for a period, or just managing your consumption, the better your non-alcoholic drink tastes, the more likely you are to stick to your strategy. While I’m not a big beer drinker, at my local pub I’ll always grab a beer, and the other night I found the Hiatus Non-Alcoholic Pacific Ale, with its classic tropical aromas, but a little bitterness, perfect for the warm summer evening.

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The Chinny Charge run on a perfect day

Jack Gill was the first past the post at Saturday's run up Mt Chincogan for this year's Chinny Charge.

Rough sleepers gear up for Chinny Charge 

Off The Street On Our Feet (OTSOOF) is preparing for the Chinny Charge this Saturday – they were at it again last Sunday in Coffs Harbour.

Book now for Chinny Charge

Organisers of the Chinny Charge were working on the route up Mt Chincogan last weekend, in preparation for this year’s run and walk. 

How did the Chinny Charge begin? Book your spot for the race and walk

It all began with an Ugly Man competition! That’s right, in 1950, the Ugly Man Competition raised $1,221 towards the building of ‘proper learn-to-swim facilities’ in Mullumbimby. 

Chinny Charge is on for 2023

The 2023 Chinny Charge, a fun run up Mount Chincogan just north of Mullumbimby, is open for registration for both runners and walkers.

Hundreds charged up for the Chinny challenge

Those who took the time to travel to the top of Mount Chincogan on the weekend were treated to a sunny afternoon and wonderful scenery during the Chinny Charge.

Get ready for the run and walk up Mount Chincogan

Spaces are filling quickly for the Chinny Charge that will be running for the first time since  the COVID pandemic started.

Chinny Charge returns for Sept 

After an uphill battle against COVID the Chinny Charge is going to run again on Saturday, September 17 at 2pm. 

Chinny Charge is back – as a walk on April 9

The Chinny Charge, the yearly run up Mullumbimby’s local mountain, Mt Chincogan, was put off for two years as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world.

Chinny Charge back for 2021!

Your chance to run or walk up Mt Chincogan is on again for Saturday September 18.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?