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Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

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Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.

Overcharging and misrepresentation

Josh Scrivener, Palmwoods Three weeks ago I looked online to buy a Bluesfest 2021 ticket. The Google ad directed me...

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

Man charged with assault after death at Coffs Harbour

A man will face court today charged with assault as inquiries continue into the death of a man at Coffs Harbour after an altercation on Saturday.

Interview with Mitch King from Dream Bigger

Dream Bigger is presenting Lismore Youth Festival in partnership with numerous organisations in Lismore. Dream Bigger connects established artists with potential future artists to make their ideas a reality through engaging workshops and collaboration. The Echo spoke to Mitch King from Dream Bigger.

HuskeeSwap launches in Lennox

An exciting initiative to keep coffee cups out of landfill launched in Lennox Head yesterday. Ballina Shire Council is backing the HuskeeSwap program with free coffees at different cafes in Lennox this week, for coffeeholics keen to try a new solution to a growing problem.

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Metgasco CEO quits with $330,000 golden handshake

Junior gas explorer Metgasco has accepted the resignation of its CEO Peter Henderson as part of a strategic review that could see the company wound up before the end of the year.

CSG opponents to converge at Lismore council chambers

Anti-coal seam gas activists will converge in Lismore today as the NSW Planning Department arrives to brief the Lismore City Council on the draft North Coast Regional Plan.

Gasfields back on the agenda for northern rivers

The towns at the centre of the struggle against CSG two years ago have been left out of a consultation program for the state government’s draft North Coast Regional Plan.

Metgasco returns to Dobies Bight

Just weeks after selling its northern rivers CSG licences to the state government, Metgasco’s trucks have been spotted at its former Corella site at Dobies Bight,

Metgasco gone: shareholders accept govt buyback

Metgasco shareholders have voted to accept the NSW Government’s $25 million CSG licence buyback offer which means the northern rivers will remain gasfield free and protected by community.

Metgasco shareholders set to vote on buyback plan

Members of Gasfields Free Northern Rivers are embarking on what they hope will be a final trip to Sydney to watch the outcome of a critical vote of Metgasco shareholders on Wednesday.

Government offers to buy out Metgasco licences for $25m

The NSW Government has struck a $25 million deal with junior mining company Metgasco that could see the Northern Rivers area finally free of the threat of gas fields.

Rock Valley residents turn out in force against CSG

Saturday afternoon saw nearly 300 people pack the Rock Valley hall, protesting Metgasco's imminent return to the area. It also prompted a call for the resignation of Lismore MP Thomas George from his nearest rival at March's election.

What happened to Thomas George’s CSG promise?

Opponents of coal seam gas mining are calling on Lismore MP Thomas George to explain why a major exploration licence is still active in the northern rivers region. Their demand comes as a Byron shire councillor is attempting to ban any council investment in CSG.

Outcry against Metgasco’s north coast plans

Politicians from the Greens to the Nationals have responded emphatically against gas miner Metgasco’s announcement that it plans to use the courts to force an unwelcome return to the northern rivers.

SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.