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Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

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Saddle Road land snapped up for $10m

A picturesque property in Brunswick Heads that was once slated to become an eco-village may become a light industrial precinct after the owners sold it to a developer for $10 million. 

Magnificent sporting prowess and flag pride after 2021 NAIDOC

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people also shone in the sporting arena during NAIDOC 2021. 

There’s a Byron Shire north?

Jenny Mansfield, Ocean Shores I received a calendar via letterbox drop from Alan Hunter ‘Vote 1 for Byron Shire Council’. They...

Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.

Local Labor

Asren Pugh, Labor candidate for Mayor Labor has a very long and proud history as part of the Byron Shire community...

Green is the colour of my discontent

Tom Tabart, Co-founder, Byron Greens The Greens team for the Council election has a problem with the inclusion of Sarah Ndiaye,...

Stories about "Isaac Smith":

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

Mayor Isaac Smith announces retirement

Lismore City Mayor Isaac Smith has announced his retirement after more than twelve years serving on Lismore City Council.

Lismore Council joins Biketober Challenge

Lismore City Council has joined the Biketober Business Challenge and is urging local businesses to sign up and encourage their staff to jump on their bikes in October.

Lismore’s $8.2 million flood mitigation project

More than two years after ex-Cyclone Debbie lashed the Northern Rivers and flooded towns from Murwillumbah to Lismore, work is due to start on mitigation works in South Lismore.

$3m upgrade of Lismore’s Oakes Oval underway

The rebuilding of Lismore continues with the first sod turned this morning on a $3 million upgrade of Oakes Oval, which is set to become the premier sporting facility in the region.

Big Rob ordered to pay Lismore mayor’s $6k legal costs

Failed mayoral candidate Big Rob has been ordered to pay the $6000 legal bill of Lismore mayor Isaac Smith after his appeal against an interim apprehended personal violence order was dismissed.

Luke Foley promises 11 point bipartisan flood blueprint

An eleven point bipartisan flood blueprint to help Lismore and Murwillumbah get 'back on their feet' following the recent devastation was unveiled by state Opposition Leader Luke Foley on a visit to the region this week.

Big Rob gets lawyer, seeks anulment

Kebab shop owner, SCU law student and former Lismore mayoral candidate Big Rob stepped back from repeatedly defending himself at the bar table in Lismore Local Court on Monday after engaging the services of Legal Aid.

Big Rob allegedly breaches AVO

Lismore ‘identity’ Big Rob has faced court after being charged with breaching an apprehended personal violence order taken out by mayor Isaac Smith.

Lismore business owner implores PM for grants, not loans

Lismore business owner Stephen Kreig put the hard word on prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday, calling for government grants instead of low interest loans to help flood ravaged small businesses rebuild.

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

Cherry-picked COVID-19 statistics: Were the weekend’s ‘Freedom Rallies’ based on science?

A flyer recently dropped into the letterboxes of some New South Wales residents urged people to attend the controversial ‘Freedom Rallies’ – Let’s break it down and present some context.