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Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

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Kura and Sou: two authentic Japanese Byron restaurants

Simon Haslam Kura is an authentic Japanese restaurant serving yakitori, sushi and ramen, located in the heart of Byron Bay....

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.

Indigenous cricketers go head-to-head

Regional teams came together at Ballina’s Fripp Oval for an Indigenous cricket challenge carnival on January 26, last week. The...

The greater good

Byron Council has ratified the International Charter of Human Rights, complete with fine legal minds that developed a Charter...

Who’s extinct now?

The Nationals MP for Clarence, Mr Gulaptis, is soon to retire and I can hear the koalas clapping. As...

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’

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Council inspectors visit Limpinwood logging site

Tweed Shire Council inspectors yesterday inspected the controversial Hewittville private forestry site at Limpinwood and have given assurances that logging has not resumed despite the concerns of some locals.

Anti-forestry group ejected from audit of endangered trees

A representative of the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) was ejected from a meeting that he called with the Environment Protection Authority at Gibberagee State Forest after it was ‘gatecrashed by the Forestry Corporation’.

Iron Gates opponents want EPA investigation details released

Opponents of a proposed residential development at Iron Gates in Evans Head are calling on the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to release details of their decision not to prosecute the developer of this environmentally sensitive site on the Evans River.

EPA fines sugar co-op $15,000 over toxic discharge

The NSW Sugar Milling Co-Operative has been fined $15,000 over a toxic discharge into the Richmond River from the Broadwater mill in September, 10 months after being cautioned for a similar incident at the company’s Harwood mill.

Ballina to address private forestry concerns

The Ballina Shire Council is looking to crack down on private forestry activity in the shire to prevent the clearing of koala habitat trees and other native vegetation.

Casino logging inquiry flawed: environment group

The North East Forest Alliance is outraged that it has been blocked from attending a site inspection being held as part of an inquiry into the EPA’s handling of complaints of logging breaches by the Forestry Corporation

Northern rivers logging practices under scrutiny

The NSW Environment Defenders Office is calling for tougher penalties for loggers breaching conditions in northern rivers forests in the wake of the paltry $300 fines issued against Forestry Corporation for logging koala habitat in Royal Camp state forest near Casino last year.

EPA inquiry to consider Royal Camp failings

An upper house inquiry into the culture and management at the highest levels of the EPA will specifically include references to Royal Camp State Forest, near Casino, and Santos' CSG wastewater spill.

Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a protest outside Mullum’s Council Chambers! By...

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’

We’ve had the rain bomb, is a fire bomb next?

We had the Black Summer fires and then the floods and NSW Farmers says time is running out to prevent more mass bushfires at the end of this year.

A smorgasbord of flicks

This year’s smorgasbord of over 40 incredible short films are handpicked from a record 3,200 entries received for Flickerfest’s Academy® and BAFTA Qualifying short-film festival screened recently in Bondi, and Northern Rivers audiences are the first in Australia to experience the best of Flickerfest on tour. Highlights enjoying their Northern Rivers premiere include recent Academy® nominees and much-loved festival award winners alongside exciting, fresh, local talent.