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A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

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One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.

Staff cuts at Murwillumbah mega school

The NSW Teacher's Federations says that the proposed merger of four schools in Murwillumbah will result in the loss of at least 19 teaching positions.

A history of ‘freedom’ and the Northern Rivers vaccine divide

Among the many myths about the COVID-19 vaccines is a belief they contain live virus that a vaccinated person will shed in social and intimate circumstances. Along with many other vaccine myths, this belief is contributing to a significant divide in the Northern Rivers community.

Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

The Great Reopening

S Haslam What a time to go out in Byron – easy to park and, for the shy retiring types...

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

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Pfizer available on North Coast, health authorities say

Health authorities on the Northern Rivers say the region now has a supply of the Pfizer Covid 19 vax.

Is Mandy in the Greens the new black?

Love her or hate her, you can't ignore her. (Oh no you can't!) And soon you may actually have to listen to her if Mandy Nolan's wish to become the member for Richmond comes true.

Cuts to North Coast postal services?

Local MP Justine Elliot has condemned the Morrison Government for changes to Australia Post’s service standards which means cuts to local mail delivery services and cuts to local jobs.

Major funding announced for Bangalow organisations

Scout Wallen Local MP Justine Elliot announced major funding for three Bangalow community organisations on Wednesday 11 December. ‘I’m delighted to be able to deliver funding...

Will parking at the new Tweed hospital be free?

Arguments continue over the state government’s new hospital plans for the Tweed, with parking costs now added to an expanding list of project issues.

Can NSW afford a fire station for Byron?

Arguments over funding for state emergency services on the far north coast continue, with no sign yet of nearly $6 million promised in June.

Richmond candidate Q&A

Responses from five of the eight candidates for the May 18 election are as follows. There was no reply from Morgan Cox (Christian Democratic Party...

Freedom of speech, govt transparency on trial

An ASIS intelligence officer tasked with protecting Australia – and his lawyer –  are being persecuted by the federal government after disclosing to the public a surveillance operation of East Timor in 2004. Where does Labor stand?

MP Justine Elliot questions sale of small incubator sites by NORTEC

Justine Elliot, Labor’s federal member for Richmond has made urgent representation to the minister for jobs and innovation over NORTECs termination of leases for the small businesses at their three small business incubator sites and the sale of the Goonellabah and Byron Bay sites.

Police numbers disputed

A reduction of 33 police officers in the Tweed-Byron Local Area Command has prompted Labor to ask Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) to explain why his government had overseen the reduction.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.