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Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

Crisis response needed from NSW state government as listings for priority housing increase over 100 per cent in multiple Northern Rivers regions.

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Polglase endorses Hone for Tweed Council

Tweed Shire Councillor Warren Polglase OAM has endorsed businesswoman Kimberly Hone as the candidate to fill his shoes when he retires from Tweed Shire Council at the Local Government Elections to be held in September.

Comedy posters

Who’s stealing them? I recommend you look for a pissed-off comedian not on the bill. Andrew Hunter, Bangalow

Relocalising to find the life we all dream of

Everywhere we look we see signs of economic downturn, environmental destruction and social breakdown. It’s easy to wonder how we can ever improve our lives and those of our kids.

Maive takes on illiteracy in the Northern Rivers

Lismore student Maive McKenzie will be a World Literacy Foundation Youth Ambassador for 2024 and will serve as a local advocate, aiming to increase education and community awareness about the importance of reading and writing and to lift literacy rates in Northern Rivers.  

The Music of Bowie

Byron Bay – step into the world of iconic rock legend David Bowie as Brisbane’s very own Soft Treadly (formerly known as The Jensens)

Can I have more?

Whooo hooo! Byron Bay business community donates $1,360 to BayFM… ‘Please Sir, can I have some more?’ should have...

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Anzac Day plans for Bangalow and Clunes

The Bangalow Sub Branch of the NSW RSL have announced their plans for commemorating Anzac Day on 25 April.

SUV driver in ‘critical condition’ after crash near Clunes

About 6.20am Monday, 8 May, emergency services were called to Lismore Road, Clunes, following reports of a two-vehicle crash.

Natural burial site found unsuitable

The long-standing plan to create a natural burial ground for locals who want to be buried sustainably has hit a major hurdle, with the site favoured for this use found to be completely unsuitable.

33 roadkill koalas (so far) this year is 33 too many

We don't always see our fluffy friends until it's too late and Lismore Council is hoping to help us get better at knowing where koalas are, so we can slow down and watch out for them.

Hinterland locals taking exercise to the streets

As we’ve all been told to stay at home, everyone is doing their best to get the exercise they need in their own town, but that’s not always easy if the only palace you have to walk, run or cycle is competing with traffic on local roads.

Checking the speed limits in Clunes

A reader sent in a photo of signage near the roadworks at Clunes wondering if you would break the speed limit if you travelled at 80km/h.

More than a quarter of kids in Ballina, Bruns and Ocean Shores in poverty

Around a fifth of people living in various parts of the Northern Rivers are living in poverty, including up to one in four children.

Editorial – Should Mullum’s water remain locally sourced?

The push by members of Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) to retain Mullum’s local water supply is heating up...

Relocalising to find the life we all dream of

Everywhere we look we see signs of economic downturn, environmental destruction and social breakdown. It’s easy to wonder how we can ever improve our lives and those of our kids.

Mullet fishers destroy dunes and native plants at Gawandii Beach, Shaws Bay

Locals and Tuckombil Landcare have expressed concerns over damage to the dunes at Gawandii Beach at Shaws Bay by fisher people who are accessing the beach for the mullet harvesting season. 

Flood-prone land subdivision DA on exhibition

A proposal by developer Callum Sked to subdivide flood-prone land near the Mullumbimby Showground is now on public exhibition on Council’s website until June 25.