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Councils ‘bullied’ with increased NSW govt burdens, say LGNSW

NSW councils have been ‘set up to fail’ with their annual audits ‘because the NSW Government is forcing them to carry the depreciation cost of assets they neither own nor control’, claims the peak body representing councils, Local Government NSW.

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Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.

Global Ripple Op Shop in Byron destroyed by fire

The much-loved Global Ripple Op Shop in the Byron Arts & Industrial Estate has suffered major damage in a fire that also struck Byron Bay taxis and the Suby pop up cafe.

Gort claims singles tennis title at Mullumbimby

Mullumbimby Tennis Club Championship finals were held last weekend and culminated with the open men’s singles where Steve Gort...

Incredible screenings at Bangalow Film Festival

Bangalow Film Festival adds more incredible films to the 2023 program and, with a stack of special screenings still...

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers. 

Rally for the Right to Protest on Dec 10

Activists and concerned citizens of Lismore and Northern Rivers will rally at 10 am on Saturday in Peace Park in Lismore on International Human Rights Day.

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East coast koalas lifted from ‘vulnerable’ to ‘endangered’

It's bitter-sweet news for koalas today as they move from being listed as vulnerable to endangered.

EDO and HSI legal case challenges drum lines in marine park

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_ix0FNAfAw A court challenge to a permit for lethal shark drum lines within the Great Barrier Reef will begin next week in Brisbane, as dozens...

Cumbalum shops and affordable homes one step closer – by car

Cumbalum is one step closer towards having some local shops and five new officially affordable homes in perpetuity thanks to council approval of preliminary planning requirements.

Mullum’s zebra crossing win hard fought by residents

A zebra crossing is being installed at a pedestrian safety blackspot near the centre of Mullumbimby, following a long-running campaign by a group of local residents.

The Aboriginal identity explosion

So, who are Aboriginal people, what is the three-pronged definition and perhaps more importantly, who decides? 

NSW Labor candidate announced for Ballina

Andrew Broadley has been named the NSW Labor candidate for Ballina for the March 2023 election.