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Check a charity’s status before donating to a good cause

It wouldn't be the first time generous people have been scammed by fake charities and in the wake of the Tonga disaster, Australia's charity regulator is urging a quick check before donating.

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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.

Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

Tweed Shire celebrates Australia Day online

Tweed Shire Council says that in the interests of public health Council has rearranged its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday, January 26.

The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

Stories about "coastal cypress pines":

Labor vows to keep Bruns pines for community use

Shadow lands minister Mick Veitch yesterday visited the Terrace Holiday Park in Brunswick Heads to pledge that, if elected, a Labor state government would ban camping on the Southern Terrace Reserve.

Funding secured for Bruns pines as Council staff ‘acquiesce’

Ballina MP Tamara Smith has welcomed funding to help save an endangered ecological community of coastal cypress pines at Brunswick Heads but called on Byron Council not to acquiesce to demands of trust that manages the land.

Bruns parks should be an election issue: Pugh

Labor candidate for Ballina, Asren Pugh, wants voters to be given a say over the future of Brunswick Holiday Parks and southern Terrace Reserve.

Greens secure pledge from minister to protect Brunswick’s Cypress Pines

Local residents and concerned community members have once again been drawing the attention of the public to the way the NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust have been managing the Coastal Cyprus pines located on Crown Reserve lands at the Brunswick Heads Terrace Holiday Park.

Holiday Park managers push for camping around damaged protected pines

'Reflections', the rebadged North Coast Holiday Parks, is continuing with its push to allow camping under protected Coastal Cypress Pines in Brunswick Heads, this time with aid of concrete 'load cells' they claim will help distribute weight.

MP calls for permanent protection of Brunswick Heads pines

Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens), is calling on the state government to take action to protect the iconic Coastal Cypress trees on crown lands at the Brunswick Heads Terrace Holiday Park.

Brunswick Heads memorial trees set for the chop

The planned removal of two historic coastal cypress trees in The Terrace caravan park at Brunswick Heads has upset locals concerned proposed replacement trees won’t be planted in the park itself.

Lismore Council’s Advisory Groups need you

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg said the Council is seeking passionate locals to participate in the Aboriginal Advisory Group, the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group and the Nimbin Advisory Group.

A new Mungo needed

A new Mungo is needed to investigate, report and comment, because the major media sure as hell ain’t! When is the Australian Government (via the...

Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

Validity of a visa

As a 90-year-old, I have travelled many years since I was 18 years of age; to America, the UK and Europe on a ‘visa’,...