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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Businesses launch campaign against holiday let policy

Businesses who say they would be adversely impacted by Council’s proposal to cap holiday letting to 90 days have gone on the offensive by launching a PR campaign.

Wahlburgers in Byron

Walking into Wahlburgers on Sunday arvo, the sun was shining, the staff were smiling, there was a nice vibe...

Iron Gates developer launches appeal against DA refusal at Evans Head

It is a saga that has been going on for over 30 years and that some hoped might finally have come to an end. But that is not to be the case with an appeal against the refusal of the Iron Gates development application (DA) at Evans Head now having been submitted.

Party with a conscience

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink – the party with a conscience, is on this weekend at the Billi Pub. DJs...

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

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The Bangalow Bowlo’s future is in the hands of their membership

Luke Simmons, Norths Collective CEO responding to the recent article by Professor Linda Hancock on Why Norths’ takeover of Bangalow Bowlo is bad for the community.

Why Norths’ takeover of Bangalow Bowlo is bad for the community

It is important to defend and preserve community social sustainability. That is why we need to fend off the Norths Collective takeover of Bangalow Bowlo.

DA for 4am gambling in Tweed Heads South deferred until February

It appears as a development application for a ‘food and drink premises (pub) including associated bottle shop, drive-thru’ but as usual the devil is in the detail.

Ballina MP Tamara Smith speaks about community, and more of the issues close to her heart

In the second part of this two part series, Member for Ballina Tamara Smith discusses more of the issues that are important to her, and the Ballina community.

Kickin’ the Punt launch first major documentary

As part of Gambling Harm Awareness Week, Ballina-based gambling reform group Kickin' The Punt has just released its first major film on YouTube.

Greens: Shut down pokies and gambling rooms

Gambling spokesperson and Greens MP Cate Faehrmann Greens MP says gambling and pokies pose an unacceptable risk during COVID-19 and should be shut down immediately.

AJP calls for horse racing royal commission while pokie profits rise

‘America has a gun problem, Australia has a gambling problem,’ says former Animal Justice Party candidate for Ballina and Northern Rivers based animal rights advocate Cathy Blasonato.

Time for action to reduce gambling harm-related suicides

It’s time the federal and state governments in Australia recognised gambling harm as a serious public health issue, Alliance for Gambling Reform spokesman, the Rev Tim Costello, says on this World Suicide Prevention Day.

Ballina Council baulks at taking tough measures on poker machines

Ballina Council will write to the Minister for Liquor Gaming and Racing and local MPs to request that greater efforts be made to monitor electronic gaming machines in the shire.

When pokies get personal

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is an annual event to promote early intervention and awareness of responsible gambling practices in NSW.  In 2018, it will be held from 8 to 14 October.

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.