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Taste the delights to come your way as part of the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail

Today saw the first of a series of special tasting events by the 'Taste The Harvest’ in collaboration with Byron Visitor Centre with the giving away complimentary breakfasts.

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Turning eight at the Nudge

Saturday is the day for you to arrive early and stay late! Cunning Stunts’ Nudge Nudge Wink Wink: The Ultimate Party with a Conscience is turning 8!   Eight performances will dazzle on this date, filled with bangers all day long for you to dance and gyrate to fromt their magical birthday line up – we can’t wait!  Guest DJs: Iain Yes, James Scott, Rahel, Lady S, and Miss L, join the awesome resident DJs, Lord Sut and Dale Stephen + live performances by The Hoodlum Ballet, all curated for you to celebrate.

Screening: The last two weeks at Longlee

Susie Forsters’ film about palliative care is showing again at the Mullumbimby Drill Hall on Thursday, November 30 at 7pm.

Does Tweed’s time capsule have a message for you?

Former members of the discontinued Murwillumbah branch of community service organisation Apex Australia alongside the Tweed Shire Council came to the tough decision to open the three 50-year-old time capsules in a controlled environment due to public health concerns.

Minister Stephen Kamper – it’s time to talk about the Dirawong Reserve

Dear Minister I am writing this Open Letter to you as Minister responsible for Crown Lands. Previous letters to you...

From the Deep South to the Far North

A Message from Tasmania: ‘If you care about what you eat, be careful what you buy.’ A campaign to protect some of Australia’s most pristine waterways from industrial destruction is being launched nationally at the Brunswick Picture House on Friday evening at a live music and video event.

Celebrate a native food Christmas with Mindy Woods & Santos Organics

A time for culture and connection at the table – Santos Organics are excited to announce that Mindy Woods...

Stories about "funding":

Bruxner Highway upgrade axed, for now

Ballina Mayor Sharon Cadwallader says the recent release of the federal government's infrastructure spending review brings with it a disheartening revelation for the Ballina Shire and the Northern Rivers region. In particular, the significant funding loss for the crucial Bruxner Highway – Wollongbar to Goonellabah project, which initially held a federal commitment of $6.8 million.

Lennox roundabout pledged by federal Labor MP 

Federal funding to build a new two-lane roundabout at the intersection of Byron Bay Road and Byron Street, Lennox Head has been pledged by local MP Justine Elliot (Labor). 

Reducing light pollution in the Byron Shire

Byron Shire Council will receive $49,500 in funding to reduce light pollution and help protect the coastal habitat of Australia’s threatened species.

Little Athletics with big plans: 2024 Ballina Shire Council community grants breakdown

Community carols, termite treatment, hall hire and a new rugby grandstand are some of the projects to receive funding through the Ballina Shire Council’s...

Join the push for promised govt flood support

Disappointed in the one-year performance of the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation?

A closer peek at Franklin’s pre-election promise failure

NSW Nationals MLC, Ben Franklin, has avoided taking responsibility for an unfulfilled $6M funding promise he made just prior to his party losing the state election in March. 

Wildlife hospital in ‘financial tailspin’

The Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital faces possible closure, after a NSW government panel recently deemed the facility did not demonstrate ‘value for money’ in its funding application.

Ballina council says government grants needed to clean-up beaches after disasters

The Ballina Shire Council says it can’t afford future similar clean-up bills without help and has amended its beach debris management policy to specify when it will and won’t take responsibility.

Ballina council to upgrade Angels Beach access

Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Stephen McCarthy has won a move to have the council upgrade access facilities to Angels Beach.

Tweed Seagulls upgrade to start in 2023

The home to Australia’s oldest provincial rugby league club the Tweed Seagulls, will see the long-awaited upgrade to their facilities begin in late 2023...

Eltham Hotel, noise complaints and cancelled shows

Balancing the needs of a diverse community is always a challenge but it is one that owners of the Eltham Hotel Matt Rabbidge and Luke Sullivan, just 15 minutes from Lismore, are determined to do following complaints about loud music at the pub. 

Armed robbery Burleigh Heads

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a liquor store in Burleigh Heads on November 28.

Bruem’s balloon amendment burst as Ballina Council votes to protect wildlife

Ballina Shire’s balloon ban is to stay in place after a failed attempt by at least one conservative councillor to weaken rules aimed at protecting wildlife and reducing litter.

Truth-telling beyond the Voice referendum

In order to transcend the disappointment of the Voice referendum, many political and Aboriginal leaders are focusing on ‘truth-telling’.