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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one...

Tyagarah clothing-optional beach

I am a 35-year-old woman who has been a Tyagarah clothing-optional beach (COB) regular since 2018. In summer, I...

NSW Drug Summit announced – finally

The NSW Labor government has finally delivered on their election promise to hold a NSW Drug Summit that will take place this year. 

Editorial – Bloatcorp under review

Those familiar with the NSW Reconstruction Authority, the agency tasked with flood recovery for the north coast (and disaster recovery for NSW), may be heartened to know that a review is underway of the Act that governs the government-run corporation.

Oztag players enjoy Goonellabah’s inaugural NAIDOC Week event

Hepburn Park in Goonellabah was transformed into a sea of young Oztag players on July 11 after more than 200 young people participated in CASPA’s inaugural NAIDOC Oztag Gala Day.

Regional ratios rollout NSW begins in Lismore

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the announcement of nurse-to-patient ratios at two regional NSW hospitals but has expressed concern over the pace of the phased rollout.

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Demands for increased housing in Byron Shire raise significant concerns for CABS

Serious concerns have been raised over the Byron Shire Residential Strategy 2041 by the 12 Byron Shire-wide associations that make up Community Alliance for Byron Shire (CABS).

Ballina Greens look back on 2023

It's been another turbulent year for local Greens councillors Kiri Dicker and Simon Chate, as Ballina Council struggles to balance the needs of a fast-growing population with a fragile coastal environment.

Hope for community gardens in Ballina

Ballina Shire Council staff say they could come up with a list of public sites suitable for community gardens in the region within a week if officially requested.

Food a ‘basic human right’ – roundtable explores our sustainable food future

The intersection of housing, interest rate rises and food and how food security can be achieved for the Northern Rivers was under discussion yesterday in Ballina at a roundtable that sought to understand the future of sustainable food systems in the region. 

Lismore forum tucks into the topic of food security

How can we create a food system in the Northern Rivers that's not only secure but also fair and flourishing?

Food security report for Northern Rivers released

New research aimed to address local food security has found a lack of a co-ordinated government approach to disaster food security, with the burden of addressing food insecurity falling on the community. 

World hungry for food security solution

The complex issue of global food security can only be solved if all nations work together, according to UNSW expert Professor Johannes le Coutre.

Rural health under threat from climate change

The National Rural Health Alliance has called on the federal government to take tangible action on climate change, saying inaction has serious consequences for rural health.

A Bountiful Orchard

Joel Orchard, farmer and food activist, is becoming a go-to person in the region on topics such as farming, food sovereignty and ecological agriculture.

Climate change to leave a bad taste in our mouth: report

Tasteless carrots, bad pizza dough and poor quality steak are some of the impacts we can expect from Australia’s changing climate, according to a...

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.