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Floodplain developments major concern for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities

Concerned community representatives for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities met with Member for Tweed Geoff Provest last Friday to discuss the risks of approved but yet to built developments on flood prone land.

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What a weekend! National Circus Fest success at Mullum

It was a big weekend of acrobatic feats at the National Circus Fest, held at the Mullum Showgrounds.

Lismore at the HART of helping transport needs

It is challenging enough when you need to get around to medical appointments let alone if you don’t have access to transport. 

Great waves on offer for the Evans Head Malibu Classic

The 30th annual Evans Head Malibu Classic was run last weekend with clean one metre-plus waves on offer right...

The soul of football-based sports

'It is around this time of the year I look at myself in the mirror and ask, "what is wrong with me?"' 

Rain on the way…

Heavy rain is expected across much of the east coast of Australia over the coming week, but there is cautious optimism that the Northern Rivers won't cop the worst of the falls this time.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.

Stories about "gonski":

Holding the line on education reforms

The saying goes that if you are reading this then thank a teacher. But local teachers, according to the Mullum network of Parents and Citizens (P&Cs), will be struggling with resources if the federal government’s proposed changes to educational funding go through parliament.

Gonski 2.0 bastardised: Greens

NSW Greens education spokesperson and Ballina MP Tamara Smith has condemned what she calls ‘the Turnbull government’s latest act of bastardisation in suggesting that he is delivering the original Gonski reforms.’

Gonski supporters to rally outside Hogan’s office

Supporters of needs-based Gonski funding will protest outside the office of Kevin Hogan today over the lack of support for Gonski in this year’s Federal Budget.

Hogan could be gone if he doesn’t support Gonski

A ReachTel survey conducted in Page on Tuesday night shows sitting Nationals MP Kevin Hogan in serious trouble, with ALP contender and former incumbent Janelle Saffin ahead by 56 to 44 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.

Teachers to lecture Hogan about Gonski

A number of teachers and even school principals from schools across the electorate of Page will be lining up outside the office of federal Nationals MP Kevin Hogan today.

Government’s Gonski commitments in question

Northern NSW-based Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has announced an increase in needs-based funding for three high schools in the Ballina electorate but parents are still questioning the government’s commitment to the so-called Gonski reforms.

Abbott giving our education money to the church

Sue McLeod, Myocum. After slashing Gonski promises and passing the buck to the states, it seems that the 'age of entitlement' is yet to end for private education.

Education cuts a major breach of trust

Justine Elliot, Member for Richmond. Tony Abbot’s Liberal National Party cuts to education are a broken promise to the families of the North Coast.

Coalition betrayed community over Gonski

Dawn Walker, Tweed Greens. Our local schools will suffer if the Abbott government walks away from the Gonski reforms.

Come the election, give a Gonski

Letter to the Editor: Come the election, give a Gonski

How to weave yarns and community this weekend

Beginner and advanced basket weavers have a chance to develop their skills under master tutelage this weekend in Ballina with thanks to the Northern Rivers Community Gallery.

Celebration as Farrelly House reopens in Lismore

On Tuesday to the relief and joy of dozens of Lismore folk, Farrelly House, the home of Red Inc. and the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS), reopened on Magallan Street.

A journey of a step or two

Apart from organic shiraz, my latest investment in health is this mini-stepper, or ‘massage stepper’ as they call it in the country of origin.

Tweed Council leads the way for responsible dog ownership

The reality is that if you let your dog off-leash in areas where there is native wildlife from birds to wallabies they will disturb nesting sites and potentially attack, maim and kill wildlife, regardless of how much you love them.