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Check a charity’s status before donating to a good cause

It wouldn't be the first time generous people have been scammed by fake charities and in the wake of the Tonga disaster, Australia's charity regulator is urging a quick check before donating.

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Casino’s winning tap water ways

Yesterday Casino was announced as the winner of the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia’s Ixom 2021 Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition.

Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night...

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18...

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

Stories about "fires":

Stop Forestry Corporation causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ to burnt out State Forests

A leaked report revealed that the independent report from the Natural Resources Commission’s to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires had been ignored.

Bush Fire Danger Period in place for most of NSW

New South Wales Rural Fire Service are reminding residents that all but nine local government areas of NSW will be in the bush fire season from tomorrow as the recent wet weather continues to build on grass fire concerns.

Meet local firies and save lives, including your own

Meeting local firefighters and learning about home fire prevention is really important and more so in recent times and into the future.

NSW Australian of the Year to give Australia Day Address

With the sting of the 2019/20 fires still smarting and the threat of more on the way during the current hot and dry conditions, it's only fitting that former Rural Fire Service (RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM will deliver the 2021 Australia Day Address.

Bushfire at Stokers Siding under control, authorities say

A small bushfire is burning in Stokers Siding and hazard reduction is taking place at Koonyum Range.

Six northern NSW areas begin fire danger period

After last year's devastating and tragic fire season, the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) are doing their best to prevent the same thing happening again in 2020/2021.

Helping communities help themselves

Community groups that are looking to help support people and communities recovering from the recent swathe of crisis that have confronted Australian’s can now apply for grants through the Northern Rivers Community Foundation.

Charges over bushfire-related fraud – South Coast

Police say a third person has been charged following an investigation into bushfire-related fraud on the state’s South Coast.

National summit on bushfire and climate change begins today

Though winter is upon us, the tragedy of the summer fire season is still in the air. Today community leaders and many experts will join together for a national summit to looks at how we can do things better.

Honouring firies on International Firefighters Day

The recent fire season is one that will not be forgotten quickly. The stories and images that remain after the smoke cleared, will take a place in history as both a reminder and a cautionary tale.

Lismore Council’s Advisory Groups need you

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg said the Council is seeking passionate locals to participate in the Aboriginal Advisory Group, the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group and the Nimbin Advisory Group.

A new Mungo needed

A new Mungo is needed to investigate, report and comment, because the major media sure as hell ain’t! When is the Australian Government (via the...

Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

Validity of a visa

As a 90-year-old, I have travelled many years since I was 18 years of age; to America, the UK and Europe on a ‘visa’,...