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Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

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Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to....

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

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.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: ‘What’s that, Skip?’

I love Kangaroos. Like most people my age I grew up eating my dinner off a Skippy plate. Seeing Sonny and Skip was a real incentive to finish my dinner. I wanted a kangaroo friend too. I wanted to say ‘What’s that, Skip?’ And Skip would tell me ‘There was a murder down at the gorge’...

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Who can I trust?

COVID, WHO SHOULD I TRUST ?   I tend to trust people who care, who demonstrate they have no agenda, but to be...

Stories about "hippies":

Community pioneer Jane Shand – one of the originals

Always ahead of the curve: from introducing her friends to rock ‘n’ roll, to being part of the first wave of hippies to settle in Main Arm, to dropping ‘back in’ Jane Shand was a wild, loving, adventurous, and caring spirit who passed away on 29 April, 2020.

Love Byron – but how deep is your love?

Byron conjures up ideas of freedom, escape from society and a chance to express yourself - but what has the dream created for this small fishing town and the region?

Mullumbimby’s happy hippie reunion

VIDEO: It's more than 40 years since many of the 'old settlers' of areas such as Main Arm and Huonbrook first put down roots in the Mullumbimby region, so it's probably a surprise that last weekend saw their first ever reunion.

In search of 16mm lost, up in them thar hills

Mine is a long history in Mullumbimby, having relocated here with my mother in 1973. My brother and I were in tow as Helen went barefoot from man to man and settled with one on ex-banana land in the furthest reaches of Upper Main Arm.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...

Masters of disasters

If ever alarm bells were sounded for Ballina and ignored, they surely were those of former mayor and West Ballina farmer, Bert Barlow, in...

Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern Rivers Guardians (NRG) and North...

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.