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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Stories about "citizenship":

Ballina Council meeting short and sweet

It was a sweet result at Ballina Shire Council's October meeting, for developers at least, with support for some long-delayed projects.

The illusion of terror and the racism within

Dave Lisle, Mullumbimby. As the federal government pushes ahead with its divisive new laws to strip terror suspects of their citizenship it is perhaps worth pausing briefly to consider its objectives.

Activist targeted but crooked executives not even charged

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Last week, Fairfax Media linked my 1999 pro-East Timor Parliament House graffiti, for which I paid $16,350 in criminal damages, to the Abbott government's new anti-terror laws which, if made retrospective, could result in the loss of Australian citizenship for my children and I.

Byron activist ‘could be stripped of citizenship’

A well-known Byron Bay activist could become a victim of the Abbott government’s controversial laws to strip dual nationals of their Australian citizenship.

From the world to Richmond Valley

People from five countries pledged allegiance to Australia at a citizenship ceremony in Casino on Wednesday..

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.