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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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Black bellied whale sighted at Ballina dubbed ‘Liquorice’

For years southern waters whale watchers have been keeping their eyes keen for Migaloo and his offspring, but just...

Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.

After a long, arduous and uninformed debate… Saddle Road DA approved

Councillors finally ‘got there in the end’, interim Mayor, Michael Lyon, told an exhausted audience after many hours of confused meandering at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

Blowhard alert

We have endured drought, bushfires, flooding and COVID. However, Australia must brace itself for something even worse. Something that...

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Epiq sporting facilities ready for summer

Lennox Head’s Clarence Property has just handed over to Ballina Shire Council the newly constructed Community & Sports Amenities Building, at the sports fields opposite Epiq Marketplace, off Hutley Drive.

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Power to the people: take the climate crisis into your own hands

If you had to walk a kilometre to pump your water from a well, do you think you would be careful how many drops you used?

Coal joins tobacco and asbestos as one of the bad guys

Gloucester herb farmer Karen O'Brien was jubilant at this morning's news from the Land and Environment Court. Photo Tree Faerie. Eve Jeffery Court rules out Hunter...

Labor welcomes AGL decision on Gloucester

Luke Foley and Adam Searle, NSW Labor. Energy company AGL’s decision to cease CSG activity in Camden by 2023 and not proceed with the Gloucester Gas Project has been welcomed by the NSW Opposition.

AGL pull-out from Gloucester CSG project ‘a massive win’

Energy provider AGL has made the expensive decision to quit gas exploration and production, including several controversial CSG projects.

What the Frack happened at Gloucester?

The Robinsons moved to Gloucester about 20 years ago in the hope of living a lovely riparian life as beef farmers. The didn’t ever imagine they would become activists…

Battle of Gloucester comes to northern rivers

Farmers and residents from Gloucester on the mid north coast, under siege from coal-seam gas (CSG) exploration, will be joined by campaigners from Lock the Gate and GetUp! in Lismore and Mullumbimby tomorrow and Saturday to update northern rivers locals on the ongoing fight against the controversial industry.

Locals document Gloucester CSG fight

While much of mainstream media is shying away from the current issues surrounding people actions against mining, independent sources are bringing to light the fight against the ruination of the planet.

Two more charged at Gloucester CSG site

A further two men have been charged this morning while attempting to lock on to a work vehicle at a protest near an AGL coal seam gas site in Gloucester. This follows two arrests yesterday.

Gloucester woman locks on to stop fracking

Gloucester woman Kate Fry has this morning attached herself to the entry gate of AGL's controversial coal seam gas project in an attempt to peacefully prevent the fracking of four coal seam gas wells.

Protests continue at AGL frack site

Gloucester locals this morning blocked access to the site where gas company AGL plans to frack for coal seam gas.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.