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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Lismore activist who blocked Sydney traffic has charges dismissed

This morning, twenty-two year old climate activist Mali Cooper faced court in Lismore, after blocking the entrance to the Sydney Harbour Tunnel during peak hour traffic in June, to protest inaction on the climate emergency.

Businesses launch campaign against holiday let policy

Businesses who say they would be adversely impacted by Council’s proposal to cap holiday letting to 90 days have gone on the offensive by launching a PR campaign.

Celebrating rebirth and renewal

With perfect spring weather on offer for the occasion, Cape Byron Steiner School recently held its annual Spring Fair.

Labor leader promises to stop Murwillumbah mega-school merger if they win election

NSW Labor leader Chris Minns has promised concerned parents, teachers, and the community that if Labor win the next election they will not follow through with the mega-school merger that is currently underway in Murwillumbah.

$8.5m allocated for upgrade of Goonellabah to Wollongbar Road

Funding to investigate and upgrade the Bruxner Highway between Goonellabah and Wollongbar has been allocated by the Federal and NSW State governments.

CSIRO tracking NASA’s asteroid collision test today

The world’s first full-scale planetary defence test is happening today. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is designed to strike an asteroid and adjust its course.

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Unions meet with Norco over staff stand down

With flood-ravaged Norco in Lismore under scrutiny, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union, and the Electrical Trades Union met with management on Thursday to discuss the company’s plans for its Lismore ice cream factory.

Up to $100,000 available in flood recovery support for farmers

Farmers may be eligible for grants of up to $100,000 in recovery support through the Critical Producer Grant.

Flood housing coming to Brunswick Heads

More than six months after the first of the summer floods Byron Shire Council has signed lease agreements with the NSW Government to allow for two temporary housing sites at Brunswick Heads to be developed to host local residents who cannot return home because of flood damage.

Round Two of Flood Appeal grants applications open

Many Northern Rivers residents are still struggling on the aftermath so every bit of support is good news – Lismore City Council’s Flood Appeal Committee has opened the second and final round of Flood Appeal Grants.

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

Aboriginal community launches Bundjalung Nation Flood Response

The Aboriginal community continues to lead the way when it comes to Flood Response. Yesterday key stakeholders gathered on The Ngunya Jargoon IPA lands at Wardell to present the Bundjalung Nation Flood Response.

From little things, big things happen

Though only a relatively small club, the Lennox Head Lions are contributing to the big job of supporting flood-affected people on the North Coast.

Flood help information from Chinderah, and Uki to South Golden Beach

The floods in February and March are still having direct impacts on the lives of many people and Serice NSW has a trailer coming to a location near you so you can easily access flood assistance.

Lismore Flood Appeal money available for residents

Lismore Council’s Flood Appeal Committee has finalised its approach to the distribution of the $1.3 million it has raised so far, to support Lismore’s most flood-impacted community members.

One from the Heart bringing people together

With a lineup including Grinspoon, Lime Cordiale, Paul and Dan Kelly, Sheppard, Jon Stevens and Daryl Braithwaite, Lismore's One from the Heart concert went ahead yesterday in patchy weather and mud, mud and more mud.

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.