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Taste the delights to come your way as part of the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail

Today saw the first of a series of special tasting events by the 'Taste The Harvest’ in collaboration with Byron Visitor Centre with the giving away complimentary breakfasts.

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Kangkung and Ceylon spinach

Victoria Cosford I’d never heard of kangkung until Ryan Bruin mentioned it to me. This was during our first chat...

Teens call for youth housing support, better transport

Local youth representatives have told Byron Shire Council that young people need their own housing advice service to help them navigate the shire’s treacherous housing market.

Turning eight at the Nudge

Saturday is the day for you to arrive early and stay late! Cunning Stunts’ Nudge Nudge Wink Wink: The Ultimate Party with a Conscience is turning 8!   Eight performances will dazzle on this date, filled with bangers all day long for you to dance and gyrate to fromt their magical birthday line up – we can’t wait!  Guest DJs: Iain Yes, James Scott, Rahel, Lady S, and Miss L, join the awesome resident DJs, Lord Sut and Dale Stephen + live performances by The Hoodlum Ballet, all curated for you to celebrate.

Celebrate a native food Christmas with Mindy Woods & Santos Organics

A time for culture and connection at the table – Santos Organics are excited to announce that Mindy Woods...

Joel Taylor crowned parasurfer champ

Lennox Head parasurfer, Joel Taylor, has been crowned World Champion (prone division) after dominating a week of surf- ing against an international field at California’s Hunting- ton Beach.

Scratch your bum and give idleness a chance

Mandy Nolan’s recent Soapbox article on the mental health crisis was a ripper. Spot on. She’s right about one of the principal causes: capitalism.

Stories about "flood":

Flood data shows extent of damage to Byron Shire 

More details have emerged around last year’s devastating floods, with Greens MLC Sue Higginson receiving answers on October 17 from questions asked on September 25 to NSW Minister of State, John Graham.

Lismore Council votes against planning support motion for flood impacted residents

At Tuesday’s Council meeting in Lismore Councillor Adam Guise moved a motion that Council hold a public briefing identifying existing and potential planning mechanisms that support flood-impacted residents to rebuild or relocate post-flood. 

Lismore loudly reclaims its recovery

On Friday night, the Star Court Theatre in Lismore was the location for a much needed public conversation about what's happened since the 2022 floods, and how the recovery process could be better managed into the future.

Join the push for promised govt flood support

Disappointed in the one-year performance of the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation?

Face up and adjust to the ecological crisis

An organisation committed to empowering local young people with the skills and knowledge to face climate events, like the 2022 flood, say they know how to provide support. 

RotaUnits changing lives in the Northern Rivers

The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond have installed twelve portable units for flood affected people across the Northern Rivers, with another twelve about to be built.

Expect saltwater on Ballina roads during king tides

Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely over the coming days with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads. 

Margaret’s flood tales part of Blue Box project 

When the water came like a small river into her street in 2022, 79-year-old Margaret Alderton took action. 

Lismore’s Community Hub reopens

The Northern Rivers Community Gateway community hub in Lismore has been closed since February last year owing to the floods flood but today the doors are finally reopening.

It flooded the first storey in 2022 – so is a 60-lot development a good idea?

The Richmond Valley Council has been asked to approve a 60 Lot Residential Subdivision on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater on a floodplain 70 metres from the Richmond River. According to locals, the area flooded extensively during the 2022 flood with many houses across the road from the site being flooded up to and including the first floor.

Eltham Hotel, noise complaints and cancelled shows

Balancing the needs of a diverse community is always a challenge but it is one that owners of the Eltham Hotel Matt Rabbidge and Luke Sullivan, just 15 minutes from Lismore, are determined to do following complaints about loud music at the pub. 

Armed robbery Burleigh Heads

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a liquor store in Burleigh Heads on November 28.

Bruem’s balloon amendment burst as Ballina Council votes to protect wildlife

Ballina Shire’s balloon ban is to stay in place after a failed attempt by at least one conservative councillor to weaken rules aimed at protecting wildlife and reducing litter.

Truth-telling beyond the Voice referendum

In order to transcend the disappointment of the Voice referendum, many political and Aboriginal leaders are focusing on ‘truth-telling’.