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Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

Ahead of the Australia Day celebrations Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Kevin Chavez have been announced as Lismore’s 2022 Australia Day Ambassadors.

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Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

Ahead of the Australia Day celebrations Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Kevin Chavez have been announced as Lismore’s 2022 Australia Day Ambassadors.

Carjacking in Ocean Shores, warrants issued

A young Ocean Shores man and his friends were recently held captive at knife-point and driven to Coolamon Scenic Drive by two young men before they escaped unharmed.

New Murwillumbah exhibition inspired by red centre residency

A new exhibition exploring the landscapes and power of Central Australia will open at Murwillumbah's Small Works Gallery this...

776 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

There’s no shortage of positive COVID-19 cases in the Northern NSW Health District with the current count likely to be an underestimation of the numbers due to the overwhelmed testing capacity.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 12 January, 2022

The Black Sorrows prolific and enduring Join Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows on their Livin Like Kings National Tour...

Vale Craig Ruddy, passionate artist

Internationally acclaimed Archibald prize-winning artist, and revered icon of the Shire, Craig Ruddy, died suddenly last week, leaving a community in shock and mourning.

Stories about "Fluoridation":

Clunes fluoride dosing plant closed

Households within Lismore LGA receiving water via the Clunes fluoride dosing plant have been granted a short reprieve after the plant was taken offline on Friday.

Outburst against mayor deplored

Al Oshlack, Lismore. I am most upset at the alleged assault of Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell. I have issues with Cr Dowell over the way she has handled the fluoride issue and the North Lismore Plateau development, but totally abhor this angry outburst which has besmirched the integrity and sincerity of those residents who oppose the fluoridation of our water supply.

Fluoridation research outdated

Carmel Liertz, Lennox Head. It’s truly tragic that the small majority of Rous Water councillors and the state health department are so determined to push fluoridation, when evidence has been gathered over many decades about fluoridation and as such is considered 'an outdated practice that most of the world countries don’t even do'.

Fluoride dosing plants set to be built

Fluoridation of Lismore and Ballina's water supply moved a step closer yesterday with the awarding the tender for the building of four dosing plants, but anti-fluoride campaigners may yet continue their fight to stop it.

Professor, not Mungo, wrong on fluoride

Rob Watson, Myocum. John W Travis in his letter to the Echo re fluoridation writes that we should look at the facts. OK let's look at the evidence he cites in his letters.

Can Lismore’s fluoridation be stopped?

The campaign to stop the fluoridation of Lismore’s water supply continues despite local and state authorities pushing ahead with it.

Mayor cuts Nimbin centre off social media over fluoride criticism

Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell has pulled the pin from communicating with some of her constituents on social media outlets which she says were being used to attack her over contentious issues such as fluoridation.

Fluoridation objections baseless

Trevor Robertson, Upper Crystal Creek. I am nonplussed by the debate in northern NSW concerning the fluoridation of water.

Chase for legal costs over fluoride ‘a foolish waste of money’

North coast water authority, Rous Water, is set to spend more than $100,000 to investigate chasing legal costs from anti-fluoride campaigner Al Oshlack, which Greens Cr Vanessa Ekins says it will not get back.

Byron to stay fluoride free

Byron Shire will remain fluoride free after councillors voted against Cr Diane Woods's motion in a rowdy meeting full of interested onlookers yesterday.

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.