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Locals protest pollution to air and farming of Casino incinerator

Toxic air pollution is what Northern Rivers residents will get if the incinerator that has been touted for the Richmond Valley Jobs Precinct in Casino goes ahead say locals who protested the incinerator on Saturday. 

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Cyclist dies two weeks after crash – Coffs Harbour

NSW Police say a man has died following a crash at Coffs Harbour earlier this month.

What is the value of a DCP ask Kingscliff residents

Locals 'disappointed' after Tweed Shire Councillors approve the change of use development application for eight flats at the Paradiso tourist accommodation facility in Kingscliff from ‘tourist’ to ‘residential’ accommodation. 

Interview with Ash Grunwald

Currently touring his latest release Shout Into the Noise, Ash Grunwald is a Bluesfest veteran with about ten appearances under his belt. His most recent show was earlier this year where he not only appeared solo, but he was part of some awesome collaborations – yet another great thing about Bluesfest.

Cartoon of the week – 23 November 2022

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For the record

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the...

Vegetation key to minimising landslip risk

The impacts of landslides have been a little lost in the conversations around the devastating floods that took place in the Northern Rivers in February and March this year, but it is essential that we recognise the impact they have had, and will continue to have.

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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.

Ballina ‘Steps Up’ against domestic and family violence

The Ballina community came out in force to ‘Step Up Against Domestic Violence on Friday.

Education shaping up to be a key battleground in NSW election

There is a teacher shortage and both the NSW Greens and Labor are focussing their efforts on highlighting the situation the NSW public education system is in as they campaign for the next NSW election. 

Tallow wallabies

Further to Maggie Brown’s letter regarding the incident on Tallow Beach of a wallaby having to be shot by WIRES owing to dog-induced stress...

Floodwaters essential for ecosystem rejuvenation say experts

Along with the human, infrastructure and economic devastation wrought by recent floods, come environmental costs and even benefits.