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Committee to examine teacher shortages

The NSW Upper House’s Education Committee say they have commenced an inquiry into teacher shortages in NSW.

People still need support with food and a place to connect after the floods

For many people in Lismore and surrounding areas the community food kitchens and volunteers have been an essential lifeline to keep them going with food, a little warmth and a friendly face. Yet the lack of funding for these services is seeing them close and volunteers burn out. 

Fatal crash in the Clarence Valley

A man has died following a serious crash in the Clarence Valley overnight on Saturday, 18 June.

Dredging resurfaces for Tweed Council

Following the February and March floods the question of whether dredging the rivers of Tweed Shire will reduce a flood's impact has once again been raised.

Concerns raised over heritage demolition proposal in Byron

The Byron Bay Historical Society has supported concerns raised by residents around a DA that proposes to demolish a home listed in a heritage area.

New conservation strategy for the Tweed

Community input is being sought to develop a new Conservation Strategy which aims to protect the Tweed’s status as the highest biodiversity hotspot in NSW and third highest in Australia.

Stories about "dogs":

Suffolk Park’s ‘Doggie Deadbeats Rule OK’

Balanced, composed dogs, happy at home or out and about on-lead and under effective control, are a natural and beneficial component of a healthy community.

Dog owners face tougher compliance action

Dog owners beware, Byron Council is cracking down on those who allow their fur friends to breach the rules, including fining those who don’t paw the line.

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

Don’t stuff your pets this Christmas

It is important to remain pet smart this silly season and stay vigilant over what we are feeding our pets over the festive season AND resist the very tempting urge to give a pet as a present

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The draft concept plan for John...

Ballina Council June wrap-up

June's meeting covered a lot of ground as Ballina's councillors positioned themselves for local elections coming in September.

Cartoon of the week – 7 April, 2021

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What’s happening with South Ballina Beach?

The debate about the future of the beaches south of Ballina is heating up again as councils and concerned citizens grapple with the ongoing issue of 4WD-related damage.

Keeping cats and dogs safe on New Year’s Eve

It’s that time of year again, when fireworks light up our skies and PETA renews its calls to councils all over the country to switch to silent shows. 

Dogs get their day at Lennox Head

The long discussed and delayed motion to eliminate the 'walk of shame' and create a larger dog on-leash area near the Lennox Surf Club has finally made its way through Ballina Council, with new signage expected at Christmas.

Palestine’s ‘terra nullius’ and children’s body armour

Firstly, the Zionist regime of Israel is an apartheid regime. It is based on the dispossession, expropriation, expulsion and oppression of the Palestinian people. This...

Lismore council flirts with ‘koala-killer’ status

The fate of one of the state’s last koala populations appears to lie in the hands of the Lismore City Council after an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon.

Suspected Tweed Heads meth lab dismantled

Specialist police units along with NSW Fire and Rescue have been dismantling an alleged meth lab in Tweed Heads this morning, police said.

Hydro cannabis bust in Tweed

Police have confiscated equipment they say was being used for a hydroponic cannabis station set up in a Tweed Heads garage.