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High risk vehicles to be stopped and checked for fire ants at NSW Qld border

The detection of Red Imported Fire Ants at South Murwillumbah has seen a quick response from the Department of Primary Industries who have now started their next wave of operation in response. 

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The test of sisterhood

In 2003, when I introduced myself as an MP with my maiden speech in parliament, I articulated my centralist, small ‘l’ liberal principles. I argued that values are not something to be on display in the morning and forgotten in the afternoon. 

Will Byron Council’s new wildlife corridor map be effective?

Byron Council will this Thursday debate the introduction of a wildlife corridor system that is designed to help local landowners prioritise the restoration of native habitat.

Israeli women march against UN silence on Hamas attacks

Around 30 women identifying as Israeli marched in Byron’s CBD and Main Beach on Sunday to highlight what they say is a ‘disturbing and harmful silence’ by the United Nations and others after the October 7 attacks on Israel.

Failing system creates more trauma for flood victims

Don’t ask me how my house is. Please. This question brings forth an escalated spike in my nervous system, and a sense of panic and dread.

Country Witches are coming!

Historically, difficult women have been outlawed and called witches. That’s been the fate of ordinary women with extraordinary voices – women like singer/songwriter Áine Tyrrell and comedian Mandy Nolan.

Lismore City Council struggles to maintain staff and understand the Local Government Act

The most contentious items on Lismore Council’s agenda for the November meeting were a development application (DA) for the...

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SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

Kingscliff hosts largest triathlon since covid

Over 1,600 athletes were in Kingscliff over the weekend to participate in the largest triathlon since covid.

Vale Pam Sonia

Very sadly, local treasure Pam Sonia passed away in Ewingsdale, last Wednesday, December 6. 

Blue-green algae ‘amber alert’ at Lake Ainsworth

As the summer heats up there has been an increase in the blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head and an ‘amber alert' has been flagged by Ballina Shire Council.

Lismore to host National Junior Baseball competition

The biggest junior baseball competition in Australia, which is a feeder into the US World Series will be held in Lismore in May 2024.