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Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

Ahead of the Australia Day celebrations Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Kevin Chavez have been announced as Lismore’s 2022 Australia Day Ambassadors.

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The PM’s report from the National Cabinet meeting yesterday

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has released a media statement about the meeting yesterday of the National Cabinet.

The new mayor

Ben Franklin’s glowing endorsement of our new Mayor, Michael Lyon, is something to be concerned about. Lyon was a...

Govt offer pandemic payments 

There is now financial support of up to $750 per week for individuals who have lost work because they have had to isolate – or if you are caring for someone who has to self-isolate or quarantine owing to COVID-19.

Under-resourced

A compliance officer working for Byron Shire Council (BSC) has told a Brunswick resident who was attacked by a...

Mullum Fire and Rescue team needs you

It’s a rare opportunity to join the Mullumbimby 388 Fire Station Fire and Rescue team with recruitment only taking place every four to five years.

Why is Modern Monetary Theory important?

Since the federal government has no nominal limitations on spending, it means that it can always afford to buy anything for sale in its own currency, including labour. As such, unemployment is a political choice, not an economic imperative.

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More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

Everything you could want for Easter AND 25% off

Easter is the busiest time of year for Kathy Quinn and the crew at the Mullumbimby Chocolate Shop, which has a great range of Easter deliciousness, but it’s hard to go past the unique chocolate bunnies and eggs.  

Police say ‘STAY PUT’ for Easter

With the Easter holidays coming up, the New South Police have advised that they will not tolerate travellers visiting holidays destinations as tourists.

The Easter myth and the decline of religion

Christianity is in relentless decline in the West and one reason is clear enough: it cherishes faith in metaphysical beliefs that are entirely baseless.

Love chocolate bunnies?

Number of kilojoules in a 150g Dairy Milk Easter Bunny: 3345. (Soucre: calorieking.com.au) An 80kg person walking at a brisk pace of 5.5km/hour, or ‘dancing’,...

Human sacrifice

David Norris, Pottsville.  Many ancient religions believed that the ritual of human sacrifice was needed to gain favour and appease god’s wrath. Every Easter I am...

Get set for a wet Easter

If you’re heading out, stock up on gumboots and ponchos: just days before the start of the holiday weekend, the northern rivers has reverted to its traditional Easter wet weather pattern.

Be boat safe over Easter and Anzac Day

Marine Rescue NSW has urged boaters taking an extended break over the coming Easter and Anzac Day long weekends to make safety on the water their priority.

Good Friday

Peggy Balfour, Mullumbimby. Why is Easter Friday a ‘good’ Friday? Friday is the only day of the week named for a goddess. This was a problem for the early Christian missionaries. Christianity was a patriarchal religion.

What your Bibb says

Eric Bibb has been a professional player since he was just 16, playing in the house band for his father’s television talent show. At 19 he move to Paris, where he took up blues guitar

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.

Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.