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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent...

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

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Death and dying in the Byron community

Today is the start of  National Palliative Care Week (May 24-30) and the amazing folk who help people in the last few days of their life, and their families in the days afterwards, are highlighting services available in the Byron Shire for dying, death and funerals.

Another greyhound death in Casino

Another racing greyhound, Slim Pickings, has died at Casino. This is the third racing greyhound death in the Northern Rivers so far this year, and the second in Casino, putting a renewed spotlight on greyhound welfare.

Byron’s natural burial ground moves closer

Land adjacent to the Brunswick Valley Sewage Treatment Plant just outside Mullumbimby will be investigated as a possible site for Byron’s first sustainable burial ground.

One dead, five injured after two weekend bike crashes

Police have said a man believed to be in his fifties died, and four other men were injured in a crash south of Kyogle on Sunday.

Lets talk about death…

It is a question discussed in public all too rarely - how well do we 'do death' in our communities?

Woman dies in 4WD crash near Bellingen

Emergency services were called to Waterfall Way, west of Bellingen, shortly before 6.30am Sunday.

Death Cafe coming to life in Lennox Head

As part of national Dying To Know Day in August, local funeral celebrant Rosie Kaplan is offering a Death Cafe.

We’re all going to die, so why not have a festival?

A three-day mini-festival dealing with themes around fear and our inevitable death will be held July 5 till 7 across various locations in Byron Bay.

Two killed in car crashes at weekend

Two men lost their lives in road crashes in the northern rivers at the weekend. A 22-year-old man died on Sunday after crashing into a tree near Chinderah, and a 65-year-old man also died near Kyogle after crashing into trees.

Police investigated after missing Ballina man found dead

For the second time this year Ballina police are being investigated after they failed to find a person who was reported missing and was subsequently discovered dead.

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.