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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.

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Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

Vax the child

I am writing about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccinations for children. I am and remain a vax-sceptic. My reasons are...

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and...

Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption: what comes next?

The powerful volcanic eruption was captured in amazing detail, yet remains shrouded in mystery. The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga...

Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

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All stations go for marriage equality campaign

With the High Court deciding to allow the postal plebiscite on marriage equality to go ahead, supporters in Byron Bay and Ballina are girding their loins for a final campaign ahead of the mail-out, which is scheduled to take place on September 12.

$2.1m announced to help recover from March floods

The Federal and NSW governments have announced a $2.1 million fund to help north coast communities recover from the March floods.

Lismore flood review describes response as ‘chaotic and grossly negligent’

A South Lismore trucking business lost three fully loaded trucks during the March flood because a policeman refused to remove a barrier blocking their escape from rising flood-waters, despite the road to higher ground being clear. The trucking company's story is highlighted in a review of the flood response prepared by Lismore citizens.

Has the PM finally grown some balls?

Yet another leak from the White House – but this time it actually gave our own beleaguered leader a bit of a boost. Not just because it provided a welcome contrast to Malcolm Turnbull’s urbanity and coherence...

Fire ants: a real barbecue-stopper

Fire ants kill people, destroy crops and could spell the end to the great Australian barbie! So it is time to pull out all the stops and get the community on board to understand the threat.

Thus Spake Mungo: Plebiscite or nothing

Shock, horror, amazing scenes! Malcolm Turnbull and Eric Abetz in furious agreement on same sex marriage! And not only in their stubborn determination to enforce the party room decision connived by Tony Abbott for a plebiscite or nothing.

Horse dies from Hendra virus near Muwillumbah

An unvaccinated horse near Murwillumbah has died after contracting the Hendra virus, prompting the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to urge horse owners to remain vigilant.

Thus Spake Mungo: Shorten fits the Bill

It is time, perhaps past time, to take Bill Shorten seriously. In spite of Labor’s long-running lead in the opinion polls, it is far too early to declare him a certain, or even a highly probable winner. There are many who point to his nagging personal unpopularity as evidence of an insuperable hurdle to his success.

Arts funding ‘hoax’: $100m promise down to $25m a year

The Opposition has damned the NSW Government’s regional arts funding promise as ‘another cruel hoax’ after it was revealed a $100 million in grant funding promised earlier in the year only converts to a quarter of that figure per anum.

Lismore horse death prompts Hendra virus warning

Horse owners are being urged to vaccinate their animals against the Hendra virus after an unvaccinated horse had to be euthanised near Lismore recently.

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’,...

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.