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Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

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Food prices are up, and so is…

I was shocked to see the cost of local bread I buy in Mullumbimby had risen 40 per cent. That particular loaf is becoming a luxury item.

A smorgasbord of flicks

This year’s smorgasbord of over 40 incredible short films are handpicked from a record 3,200 entries received for Flickerfest’s Academy® and BAFTA Qualifying short-film festival screened recently in Bondi, and Northern Rivers audiences are the first in Australia to experience the best of Flickerfest on tour. Highlights enjoying their Northern Rivers premiere include recent Academy® nominees and much-loved festival award winners alongside exciting, fresh, local talent.

It’s not the fossils, it’s the fools 

Humans have been muddling along in cities for around twelve thousand years, says Wikipedia, although if you count using an alphabet of some kind as the criterion of civilisation, the time span drops to a mere fifty centuries.

Controversial development that would dwarf Uki under appeal in L&EC – Tweed Nightcap Village MO

The contentious Nightcap Village $39M multiple occupancy development near Uki, promoted by Pete Evans, will have its appeal to the Land & Environment Court against the NRPP's refusal heard from 9 February.

Elanora woman murdered – police seek sightings of Ford Laser

Detectives investigating the murder of 61-year-old Wendy Sleeman are appealing to anyone who may have seen or captured vision...

Witches in the Starcourt

A new year is here! It’s a time for women all over the region to pick up their brooms and set their witchy intentions for 2023. There is no finer time and place to do it than with your Country Witches, comedian Mandy Nolan and singer/songwriter Áine Tyrrell. 

Stories about "horses":

Councillors say nup to the Lismore cup

In what may turn out to be one of the most controversial votes out of the current Lismore Council so far, last night's April meeting saw a vote to refuse an application for a race day, half-day public holiday.

Mullum show brings cheer through bushfire haze

Attendance figures at this year's Mullumbimby Show were only slightly less than last year's, despite the bushfire dangers in nearby Huonbrook and Upper Wilsons Creek, cancelled fireworks on Saturday night and the smoke haze blanketing the region.

AJP calls for horse racing royal commission while pokie profits rise

‘America has a gun problem, Australia has a gambling problem,’ says former Animal Justice Party candidate for Ballina and Northern Rivers based animal rights advocate Cathy Blasonato.

Free Hendra virus information session

The Lismore Central Veterinary Hospital is holding a free public information night on the Hendra virus this Wednesday, October 18 at the Lismore city hall, starting at 6pm.

Lest we forget the horses

John Hayter, Tintenbar. As the annual roll-call for horses birthday on August 1 quickly draws near, closely followed by the centenary of outbreak of World War One on August 4 1914, let us also pay tribute to the thousands of Australian horses that accompanied our soldiers into battle overseas.

Community advocacy

I am a small business owner of Byron Central Apartments. Tamara Smith MP has recently supported us on two separate occasions advocating effectively with...

Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of the fence. A well-to-do lawyer...

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is potentially misleading. A council’s total...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy.