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New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

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REDinc’s new Performing Arts Centre is go!

It’s been a long wait, but two years on from the 2022 flood REDinc in Lismore have announced the official opening of a new Performing Arts Centre.

Infrastructure for east end of Mullum

Mullumbimby was founded 135 years ago. In the 1960s sewerage was introduced, as was I suppose drainage infrastructure. Are...

Gabriella Cohen in Bruns

Gabriella Cohen, Australia’s folk darling, is coming to Brunswick Picture House to perform a one-off intimate solo show on Saturday. Known for her magnetic performances, off-hand charm and pop sensibilities, Gabriella plays music that is all-at-once laid-back, tongue-in-cheek, and peppered with the sweet sounds of ‘60s girl groups.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Musicians and MLC support the save Wallum fight

As the drama unfolded between police and protesters at the Wallum Development in Brunswick Heads yesterday, people were drawn to the site by the red alerts sent out by the Save Wallum organisers.

Anti-Israel bias

Many locals have approached me to say how shocked they are at the extreme anti-Israel bias that is expressed...

Stories about "Christmas":

A Christmas message for Darrell

Happy, Merry Silly Season Darrell! It was genuinely lovely to see you at the party the other week. It must be three years. We share such long, hard, deep memories…

Ballina gets into the Christmas spirit

After COVID put a dampener on things for the last couple of years, Christmas enthusiasts in Ballina and Lennox Head are going all out with their public light displays this year, attracting many families to enjoy the electric magic.

The gift of me

The images from my childhood Christmases play like a super-8 film. They are grainy and disjointed. A sad child with a crooked fringe is in the corner of the frame.

Lithium-ion battery safety warning

A rise in the severity of house fires due to an increase in popularity of rechargeable lithium-ion battery products in homes has prompted a warning for Aussies to learn more about the safety risks this Christmas.

Help Lifeline offer the gift of connection this Christmas

For many people, the holiday season is a time to connect with friends and family, to celebrate and enjoy, but for those without a loving table to sit at or family to call and wish season's greetings, it can be a very difficult time.

It’s a delight to be in Lismore for Christmas

Lismore comes alive in the days leading up to Christmas with Lismore Delights.

Byron to get a Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree is to be installed and decorated at Railway Park on December 11 and a Christmas concert held at Railway Park on December 23 from 5.30pm till 8pm.

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.

Help NRAS help animals this Christmas

Northern Rivers Animal Services says there's no better way to give your holiday spirits a lift than to help some abandoned and surrendered furry friends while also being kind to the environment.

Christmas cover 2022 – Everyone Needs A Home

The artwork on the cover of the annual special Christmas edition this week is by Echo artist and talented illustrator, Tamsin Smyth. It is an homage to the many unique and wonderful native plants and animals that call the Byron Shire home

Domestic violence service calls for urgent action to address crisis

Relationships Australia NSW is calling for urgent intervention from the NSW government to address men’s violence against women, following the horrific murder of Molly Ticehurst.

Menacing dog declaration revoked

After an emotional deputation from the owner of the dog involved, Ballina Shire Council has this morning revoked a menacing dog declaration for the kelpie Lilo, which was brought into effect following a bite in July 2022.

More Byron CBD height exceedance approved

Two multi-storey mixed-use developments with a combined value of $36.2 million have been approved for the centre of Byron Bay, despite both exceeding height limits for that part of the Shire.

eSafety commissioner granted legal injunction as X refuses to hide violent content

Australia’s Federal Court has granted the eSafety commissioner a two-day legal injunction to compel X, Elon Musk’s social media platform, to hide posts showing graphic content of the Wakeley church stabbing in Sydney.