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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Antonovich inquest delayed again, as new witnesses emerge

The inquest into the kambo-related death of Jarrad Antonovich has taken a surprising turn, with new witnesses coming forward to police. As a result, the rest of the planned dates this week have been abruptly cancelled by the state coroner, with the process set to begin again at Byron Bay Courthouse in late May.

Appointments for free breastscreen van in Mur’bah next month

Around ninety per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

Wallum: lies built on foundation of truth

I am 51 and have been homeless for eight years. I live in a van in a paddock. In...

GemLife’s seniors’ housing estate (again) and more Ballina Council 2024 court action

A conciliation conference between the Ballina Shire Council and developers wanting to build a seniors’ resort-style estate in West Ballina is to happen in less than three weeks.

Wallum update: protectors at the ready

The fight to save the Wallum heathland in Brunswick Heads has gone into overdrive, with dozens of locals staunchly holding the line on-site, while thousands more lobby state and federal politicians in pursuit of permanent protection.

A True Pioneer in Deep House

Embark on a musical journey with Osunlade, a true pioneer in deep house and nu-jazz, as he graces the stage at The Northern Hotel in Byron Bay on March 9 for a three-hour extended set.

Stories about "floods 2022":

How do you envision the future of Lismore CBD? Now is the time to get onboard

The 2022 floods devastated the central business district of Lismore, the floodwater drowned the CBD with waters reaching 14.4m. Now is your chance to help envision the future of the Lismore CBD.

Calls for accountability on flood response

With the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation now subsumed into the newly formed Reconstruction Authority, there still remains confusion and uncertainty from flood-affected residents who were promised funding. 

Tweed Council proposal will ban caravan parks on RU2 rural land

Tweed Shire Council (TSC) have decided to continue working on a planning proposal to prohibit caravan parks on land zoned RU2 Rural Landscape, rather...

Why a warming climate creates more devastating rain impacts

Extreme rain and flooding will continue to get worse for decades to come as we have at least another 0.4 degrees of global warming locked in that is likely to be reached by 2030 – in the next ten years. 

Councillors deny filmmaker entry to meeting

Two-time Academy Award-nominated director film-maker, David Bradbury, was refused entry to film Council’s public meeting last Thursday.

Majority of Byron Shire’s roads open

The majority of the road network in the hinterland behind Mullumbimby has re-opened, allowing hundreds of people to access their homes and others who to finally get into Mullum for supplies and support.

A desperate need for structural engineers in Lismore

With news today that Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be visiting Lismore City, Councillor Elly Bird, who is the co-ordinator for Resilient Lismore, says there are urgent matters that need attending to in the town.

Lucy in the sky with rainfall

Lucy Vader was trapped on a Lismore roof for seven hours: 'I have to admit that I’ve had better days, possibly every single day of my life has been better than this.'

Flood catastrophe, again…

The massive February 28 flooding event for the north of the Byron Shire is just starting to ease, and the full extent is still unclear.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?