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Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

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1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

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.

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption: what comes next?

The powerful volcanic eruption was captured in amazing detail, yet remains shrouded in mystery. The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga...

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

Rainbow Temple squeezed by Lismore Council 

For two decades, the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank has stood as a striking reflection of the region’s proudly beating spiritual heart.

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18...

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Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Fukushima disaster ‘not over’, rally hears

‘The Fukushima nuclear disaster is not over,’ were the chilling words of warning uttered by Toshiko Okada, anti-nuclear activist from Japan, speaking at a gathering to mark the seventh anniversary of Fukushima, at the Channon Market on Sunday.

Seven years on, Fukushima still a disaster without a solution

High-profile Japanese activist Toshiko Okada will be speaking at the Channon Market from 12pm Sunday March 11 to mark the seventh anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Seven years on, Fukushima still a disaster without a solution

High-profile Japanese activist Toshiko Okada will be speaking at the Channon Market from 12pm Sunday March 11 to mark the seventh anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The Channon remembers Fukushima

The haunting notes of a Native American love flute, played by Hiroshima artist Chikara Sueda, hovered in the air at the community gathering to express solidarity with the people of Fukushima at the Channon market on Sunday.

Fukushima disaster ‘continues unchecked’

On the sixth anniversary of Fukushima the people of our rainbow region will gather to send a message of solidarity to the people of Fukushima and Japan. Organisers say radiation from Fukushima continues to spread unchecked.

Fukushima remembered in Mullumbimby

A gathering to mark the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster at the Mullumbimby Farmer’s Market on Friday heard that ‘the Japanese people and the international community want answers and solutions to the ongoing Fukushima crisis.’

Are we all screwed from Fukushima?

Scientist David Suzuki says Fukushima is the ‘most terrifying situation imaginable’ and the plant operator and the Japanese government are ‘lying through their teeth.’

Taken for mugs

Sally Freeman-Greene, Byron Bay. We have coal companies and government wanting to go full steam ahead with coal ports up and down the Queensland coast, posing an obvious deadly risk to marine life and the Great Barrier Reef.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.