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Building hei(s)(gh)ts

I also strongly agree with David Gilet and Paul McCarthy on the creeping cancer of increased building heights/heists in...

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Wollumbin Mushrooms and Shroom Bros

Victoria Cosford Mushrooms might be the perfect food. They have no sugars (great for diabetics), not many carbohydrates (great for...

Vale Bruce Kent

Bruce Kent (22.8.29–8.6.22)  was one of the greatest compassionate advocates for disarmament and humanity: • General Secretary 1980–85 CND (Campaign...

Lismore flood video goes viral

Working with kids in Lismore and Murwillumbah after the floods Byron Bay NGO One Vision Productions delivered two free hip-hop workshop programs to local youths residing in these flood-affected areas.

Ballina’s balloon ban in support of wildlife

Balloons are to be banned outside in the Ballina Shire from next year after a unanimous council vote Thursday morning.

Man charged over serious assault – Tweed Heads

A man appeared in court today charged over a serious assault in Tweed Heads.

Missing person: Kirra Sayers – Tweed Heads/Gold Coast area

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate 13-year-old Kirra Sayers. She was reported missing from Tweed Heads on Sunday 19 June 2022.

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Knitting Nannas say ‘Vote 1 our Planet!’

The Knitting Nannas Against Gas and Greed visited the Lismore pre-poll yesterday at Southern Cross University to spread a very important message.

Nannas putting the heat under Kevin Hogan

The Knitting Nannas Against Gas Lismore will be in action outside Kevin Hogan MP’s Lismore Office in Molesworth Street today at 8.30am.

Nannas are Earth Guardians for 2021 calendar

Swapping last year's beachy blues for forest greens, the Knitting Nannas Against Gas have released their 2021 calendar – Earth Guardians.

Nannas support koalas and NEFA in Casino

The Knitting Nannas are holding regular public knit ins in Casino in support of NEFA, to raise awareness about Forestry operations

Ten years of missed opportunities

How to sum up this decade of politics in Australia? Numbers-wise, we had six prime ministers (counting Kevin twice), three National Party leaders, ten budgets, seven environment ministers, two apologies, one plebiscite and a Herculean-load of hubris.

Women showing Courage For The Long Haul

Who doesn’t love the Knitting Nannas? Who also doesn’t love a good film?

Recycling your thingies with KNAG

The Lismore Knitting Nannas Against Gas (KNAG) are on a mission to recycle every bit of tiny plastic they can, to help save the land, air, and water for the kiddies.

Person of interest: Knitting Nanna and protector Jally

Leading up to the April 21 Stop Adani convoy rally to be held at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds, The Echo profiles another activist who has made a stand against Adani. Meet Knitting Nanna Jally, aka Jill Hawthorn.

Knitting Nannas are off to Sydney – and they’re not happy

Today it is International Women’s Day and there are a bunch of grannies who are determined to do their darnedest to make sure there is a world for their grandchildren and their grandchildren’s grandchildren to inhabit – so they are taking action!

Human rights charter needed, Mullum meeting hears

Former Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs used her speech at the Ngara Institute’s annual lecture in Mullumbimby last Saturday to call for an Australian charter of human rights. Speaking(June 30)

Palestine’s ‘terra nullius’ and children’s body armour

Firstly, the Zionist regime of Israel is an apartheid regime. It is based on the dispossession, expropriation, expulsion and oppression of the Palestinian people. This...

Lismore council flirts with ‘koala-killer’ status

The fate of one of the state’s last koala populations appears to lie in the hands of the Lismore City Council after an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon.

Suspected Tweed Heads meth lab dismantled

Specialist police units along with NSW Fire and Rescue have been dismantling an alleged meth lab in Tweed Heads this morning, police said.

Hydro cannabis bust in Tweed

Police have confiscated equipment they say was being used for a hydroponic cannabis station set up in a Tweed Heads garage.