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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Native Title declared on Evans Head after 25-year fight

Last week the court met on Evans Head, where 52 small parcels of land covering a total of 7.2 square kilometres were given native title.

Rous Chair Keith Williams looks ahead

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project...

Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Council won’t save our beach

Cr Jan Hackett, Byron Bay Byron Shire Council refuses to take any action to save our once world-class beach, until...

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’...

Byron Bay’s first ever matured spirit wins gold medal at London Spirit Competition

While the Northern Rivers region is well known for its environment and lifestyle, it is also becoming known for...

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Cuddling for a cause: artist celebrates diversity with LGTBIQ portrait series

Paul Bibby Everybody loves a cuddle, and in the case of local artist Kia Maddock that love has extended to drawing and painting them. The Upper...

Byron to host region’s first gay formal

Byron Youth Theatre (BYT) has announced it is going to hold the region’s first formal especially for young people who identify as LGBTIAQ+ and their friends, who are eager for opportunities to socialise and celebrate with each other.

Ballina MP pans government’s ‘knee-jerk reaction’ to gay film

Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith has criticised the NSW premier and education minister for their ‘knee-jerk reaction to the homophobic calls to ban the film Gayby Baby from being shown in NSW public schools’.

Street parade kicks off Fruits’ festival

Bob Downe joined local celebrities Maude Boat and Destiny Has Arrived to lead the 2013 Tropical Fruits parade through the streets of Lismore yesterday, kicking off four days of festivities.

Lismore gets ready for a queer New Year

Melbourne DJ Kam Shafaati is getting ready to kick off Australia's biggest gay and lesbian New Year's Eve party, Tropical Fruits' Rainbow Circus, right here in Lismore.

New film shows silent suffering

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV3O8qz6Y5g An award-winning film screening around the region this week highlights the plight of lesbian and gay elders who are often forced back into the...

All the fun of the fruity fair

Looking for an antidote to election day blues? They don't come any more fun and frivolous than Fruitopia, the annual fundraising fair day for Tropical Fruits at the Lismore Showground.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.