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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

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Black bellied whale sighted at Ballina dubbed ‘Liquorice’

For years southern waters whale watchers have been keeping their eyes keen for Migaloo and his offspring, but just...

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must...

More artists announced for Bluesfest

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

Did we underestimate the health effects of the Black Summer bushfires?

Study reveals the physical and mental impacts of bushfire smoke.

The 29th annual Ernies a shocking look at misogyny

Has lockdown made misogyny worse? We could find out tomorrow when the 29th Annual Ernies Awards for sexist remarks give out their gongs

Privately owned, but still ‘sacred site’ – Nimbin church burns to the ground

Last night at around 9pm, St Patrick's Catholic Church in Nimbin burned to the ground.

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New sailing winners on the Tweed

Matt Andrews Forty-eight people took to the water in twenty-four boats at Fingal Head on the last Sunday in June for the Tweed Valley Sailing...

Storylines: Telling our stories connects people to our history and the environment

Aboriginal knowledge, is tied up in stories, dance and art. I share my verbal knowledge with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. It is about connecting people to our history of country and heritage and also helps them understand their connection to our environment.

That’s not a shell: explosive found at Fingal

Fossicking for shells on the shore may not be the most environmentally conscious thing to do but if beach clean-ups are your thing, mind the bombs.

Fox trapping in bushland aids threatened fauna

Fox trapping will be undertaken in priority bushland areas next week to assist the breeding of threatened local fauna.

Man drowns trying to save girl at Fingal Head

A Gold Coast man aged in his 30s drowned trying to save a mum and daughter caught in a rip at Fingal Head yesterday (Friday) afternoon.

Woman dies helping to save boy at Fingal Head

A woman has died after trying to help a young boy who was swept off rocks into water at Fingal Head on Saturday afternoon.

Fingal Head tree ‘massacre’ raised in parliament

Two north coast MPs have given bipartisan support for changes to the controversial ’10/50’ vegetation clearing laws, telling parliament they resulted in the clearing of protected littoral rainforest on a property on the Tweed Coast dubbed the Fingal Head ‘chainsaw massacre’.

Rainforest clearing at Fingal ‘a wakeup call’

The federal government has been called on to stop endangered vegetation being wiped out as a result of the state government’s bushfire-zone land-clearing laws.

Council to fight appeal on Fingal Head DA

Tweed Shire Council will defend an appeal by the owner of a Fingal Head property where a rare rainforest remnant was controversially wiped out just days after council knocked back his bid to develop the land for two luxury villas.

Yacht rescued off Fingal Head

Three people and their yacht have been rescued near Cook Island, off the coast of Fingal Head after they experienced both engine and sail failures this morning.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must we not? But the answers...

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.