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Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

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Egotistic rabble

Strident anti-vaxxers claim that COVID-19 vaccination violates their individual sovereignty and freedom. However, there’s not a beep from them...

10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.

No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

NRCG Volunteer Expressions of Interest

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is calling for expressions of interest for volunteers to support the gallery through assisting with front-of-house operations, customer service and sales.

Stories about "Dr John Kaye":

Dr John Kaye remembered as honest, humorous and relentless

It is rare in the cut and thrust of modern politics for politicians to speak well of one another, especially in the chamber. But this speech by Labor’s shadow minister for the north coast Walt Secord, made during a condolence motion on Wednesday for the late Greens MP Dr John Kaye, is so heartfelt and sincere that we publish it here in its entirety as a tonic to all the blather and nonsense being uttered during the federal election campaign.

Byrrill Creek dam option not scientific: MP

The NSW Greens have called on state water minister Niall Blair to stop Tweed Shire Council pursuing the controversial plan to dam Byrrill Creek.

GST increase inevitably unfair

John Kaye, Greens NSW MP. NSW premier Mike Baird's proposed hike in the GST rate to 15 per cent will inevitably make Australia's tax system even less fair by increasing the burden on low and middle income households.

Greens call for preventative health funding

The Greens have called for more preventative health funding to improve the quality of life of north coast residents.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...

Masters of disasters

If ever alarm bells were sounded for Ballina and ignored, they surely were those of former mayor and West Ballina farmer, Bert Barlow, in...