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Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

It has been hard for many young people as they have managed the impacts of COVID over the last few years but for students at Main Arm Upper Public School the flood has meant they've been out of their school for almost half a year.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: War on the Wombs

The right to safe abortion is the cornerstone of the women’s movement. It’s the ground on which we stand to become lawyers and academics and policy writers and journalists and activists. It’s allowed us reproductive freedom and put us on equal footing with those without wombs; mainly cis men who, for centuries, saw our bodies as countries to rape and pillage. Our wombs were colonised – the cock was the flag that ploughed deep into our stolen earth.

Govt to rebuild Northern Rivers from July 1

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) will come into existence from July 1. So what is it, and how will it assist flood-affected residents across the region?

Women scientists are less likely to be credited for their work

Gender gap in publication and patent authorship suggests women’s contributions to science are ignored or unappreciated.

Playing with fire

Victoria Cosford It’s my latest obsession; native thyme infused vinegar. Herby, a little sweet – it’s a knockout – a...

Missing teenager found

Police say a thirteen-year-old girl reported missing from Tweed Heads earlier this week has been found safe and well.

Mullum could lose valuable CBD car park

It’s fair to say residents of Mullumbimby have seen a steady increase in the number of vehicles visiting the...

Stories about "food waste":

Global pandemic changes attitudes to food

COVID-19 and lockdown have changed attitudes towards food consumption and waste, according to recent research – a finding echoed by local community gardens groups who experienced a spike in participation and awareness during the first months of the pandemic.

Food waste up amid pandemic hoarding

Aussie households are wasting more food as a result of the pandemic according to Rabobank’s 2020 Food Waste Report.

Pioneering wholesome community catering

It’s Wednesday lunchtime and the tables at the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre are covered in plates of delicious vegetable pot pie. About 80 hungry locals are tucking in, chatting happily as bowls of dessert begin to emerge from the kitchen.

Will France mainstream ‘le doggy-bag’?

The French take their food seriously and now significant cultural and political shifts have confirmed that they don’t look too kindly on wasting it, writes Jonathan Bloom.

Lismore Lantern Parade – Vale John Lush

Once again the community of Lismore came together to celebrate with the Lantern Parade on June 25.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Northern Rivers 

The Northern Rivers encompasses the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl nations with celebrations for NAIDOC taking place up and down the coast. 

Man charged following break and enter – Casino

A man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged break and enter at Casino.

Locals tix on offer for Writers Fest

Byron Writers Festival is again offering Sunday locals’ passes, supported for the third time by partners, Stone & Wood.