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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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Man dies after being pulled unconscious from surf near Crescent Head

A Queensland man has died while swimming at a beach near Crescent Head yesterday afternoon.

EPA releases Climate Change Policy and Action Plan

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has released a Climate Change Policy and Action Plan 2023–26, ‘outlining a bold set of actions that will help NSW reach net-zero emissions by 2050’.

Largest slaughter of wildlife

The kangaroo is at risk of annihilation. Since European settlement, six Macropodidae species have already become extinct. The roo...

Interested in starting a business along the Tweed rail trail?

People interested in starting a business along the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail can now register their interest in joining the Rail Trail Partner Program.

Ballina community legends to be recognised

This Thursday, Ballina will recognise members of the local community who have stepped up in the last twelve months, with the Australia Day Awards.

New blood running again

If you missed out on tickets to October’s sold-out season of the award-winning local musical New Blood, you will be thrilled to know that it’s back by popular demand for a second season in February. The musical that got the whole region talking is back, for two nights only, at the Byron Theatre, 8–9 February. This new musical, created by local musicians and performers, is an absolute ‘must see’ – it’s funny, deeply moving and resonated loudly with local audiences.

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The Narrabri gas field will only speed up climate change so why are Labor pushing it?

Why are Labor continuing to push the Satnos Narrabri gas field project in the Piliga when it is clear that it will accelerate climate change, poison aquifers, and destroy wildlife habitat?

Country women are standing up for the land

The second state Country Women’s Association has raised its hand to protect the future of the land and rural communities.

Nannas serve it up for families at Chinchilla gas fields

The Knitting Nannas Against Gas (KNAG) promised the families of the Chinchilla gas fields that they would not forget them and they are keeping their Nanna word.

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.