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Nearly 700 new EV stations for NSW

Nearly 700 new public kerbside electric vehicle charging stations are to be installed across NSW, in what the government says is the largest rollout in the country.

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Byron Rebels continue strong run in local rugby union

The Byron Shire Rebels put on 83 unanswered points against Lismore Rugby Club last weekend at Shultz Oval, capping...

Terania Street to get ‘calming’ roadworks

Repair work on Lismore’s Terania Street is to start soon, in time for it reopen end of June, after an overweight vehicle hit the over-rail-road bridge earlier this year.

Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

Danny’s world

John Scrivener, yet again, in his latest incredibly biased anti-Israel letter in last week’s paper shows us nothing new....

New attractions for Mullum2Bruns Paddle

There’s new free activities to enjoy at Banner Park in Brunswick Heads after this year’s Mullum2Bruns Paddle, which will be held this Sunday, May 26, from 9.30am till 2.30pm.

Posters gone

I am writing to bring attention to a growing issue in our community – the removal of community posters....

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It couldn’t have happened to a nicer bloke…

The media and other politicians have been quick to condemn the headbutt on Tony Abbott. However, in talking with people in cafes, in the street, at work, I have been met with a very different response.

Tweed councilllors attempt to overturn marriage equality support

Tweed Shire Council will hold a special general meeting this evening following an attempt by the shire’s three conservative councillors to derail its support for the YES vote in the marriage equality debate.

Abbott allegedly head-butted by same sex marriage campaigner

Liberal backbencher Tony Abbott was head-butted by a man he claims was a same-sex marriage supporter in Hobart on Thursday. But his tough old nut survived.

Tweed marriage equality banner erected

Today commuters in Tweed will be greeted by an eight-metre long banner in support of the YES vote for Marriage Equality.

Marriage equality: progressive instincts crushed by political failure

After speaking recently at a writers’ festival, I was asked about what in Australia’s history could account for our failure to legislate same-sex marriage. It was not easy to answer.

Choices at The Channon

Maybe I should be excited. Many of my friends are. ‘The votes are in the mail,’ one of those friends says as we pass by an Aboriginal bloke sitting under a tree, painting on stretched canvas.

Oldies support marriage equality too

Desmond Bellamy, Byron Bay. Those of us who thought, like the old song, that ‘love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage’ have...

Canavan’s plebiscite comments lack empathy

Ernesto Montoto, Repentance Creek. Response to Senator Matthew Canavan's comments 'Grow a spine' & 'Delicate little flowers'. Matthew, I'd like to share my story with you...

All stations go for marriage equality campaign

With the High Court deciding to allow the postal plebiscite on marriage equality to go ahead, supporters in Byron Bay and Ballina are girding their loins for a final campaign ahead of the mail-out, which is scheduled to take place on September 12.

Marriage plebiscite ‘corrupt’

Fast Buck$, Coorabell.  Is the same-sex marriage plebiscite a form of corruption? I recall that in 1994 or thereabouts NSW premier Nick Greiner was having trouble with...

New community meeting room in Lismore

A new community meeting room, free for non-profit organisations and community groups to hire, has been launched at the Lismore Library.

New doco explores ‘God molecule’ found in toads

Are you ready to explore the secrets of the universe through the use of the most powerful psychedelic known to humankind?

Knitting Nannas off to Canberra

The prolific anti-fossil fuel campaigners are to meet with Federal Energy and Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen to raise concerns over Labor’s Future Gas Strategy.

Dutton doubles down on nuclear

Despite clear evidence that the Coalition's nuclear power policy is untenable, Peter Dutton and friends are sticking with this industrial-level distraction, forcing us all to talk about it instead of focusing on real solutions to Australia's energy needs.