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Regional ratios rollout NSW begins in Lismore

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the announcement of nurse-to-patient ratios at two regional NSW hospitals but has expressed concern over the pace of the phased rollout.

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Treating trauma with MDMA – Q&A with Rebecca Huntley

Sociologist Rebecca Huntley will launch her new book Sassafras at Byron Writers Festival. We speak with her about her experience of new drug treatments.

Public subs support Mullum’s locally-sourced water supply

Mayor Michael Lyon has criticised the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) and Greens Cr Duncan Dey, claiming they presented a ‘one-sided’ view which ‘certainly swayed current public opinion’ around the future of Mullum’s water supply.

Crunch time in local rugby league

The Ballina Seagulls came away with a 12–12 draw, playing away against the Murwillumbah Mustangs last Saturday, which was...

Wollongbar pod residents to be out by November

The residents of the Wollongbar Pod site have received notices, via text and letter, that they must find alternative accommodation by November leaving many residents distressed and struggling to find a place to live in the area. 

Free coercive control community forum tonight in Kingscliff

What is coercive control? Is it really something we can define and work out how to respond to? The...

Power from the barrel of a gun

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's immediate reaction to the assassination attempt on US presidential candidate Donald Trump was that there was 'no place for violence in the democratic process', but this is the latest in a very long line of incidents which prove otherwise.

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Stick to the sand – Tweed Councillors reject Kingscliff DA to change fill on floodplain

Tweed Council has insisted that a Turnock St development use court-ordered sand to protect rainforest, and a rare snail, rejecting the developer’s attempt to vary the conditions.

Iron Gates appeal over DA refusal continues with cultural heritage contention

The Iron Gates development site in Evans Head is surrounded by Crown Lands  to the north, east and south which have been Native Title recognised and at Ballina Court on Tuesday, 4 June who was an expert on the cultural heritage of the site was in question. 

Iron Gates L&EC hearing gets full blast of RAAF aircraft flyover as developer gets another go

It is 14 years down the track for the latest Iron Gates development application and over 30 years that the community has been drawing attention to the inappropriate development of this flood and fire prone site near Evans Head. 

Why does Iron Gates developer get another bite at the DA?

Locals, concerned residents and other parties were left in the dark for the first 15 minutes of the Iron Gates (Goldcoral Pty Ltd) Land...

Evans Head’s Irons Gates developers spend another  $2.5m on legals – how can a local community keep up?

The Evans Head Iron Gates development has been objected to by the local community for 40 years and they are asking why the current developers, who are in administration, are getting another go in the Land and Environment Court.

MACAI will see Lismore Council in court

A local group says Lismore’s Mayor Kreig and his team face a further challenge to their legitimacy as they question their decision making ability.

Ballina’s first conservation zone approved

The state’s planning department has approved Ballina’s first conservation zone, although it’s unclear how the land will stay protected given the council’s recent vote for an ‘opt-in’ policy.

Iron Gates – how many chances will the developers get?

The development application (DA) for the Iron Gates housing development outside Evans Head has been refused by the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP) and...

GemLife pushes plans for seniors’ estate on ecologically sensitive West Ballina land

A proposed seniors’ housing estate featuring nearly 150 units on ecologically sensitive West Ballina land protected by recent rezoning is subject to a Northern Regional Planning Panel assessment process.

Evans Head Iron Gates land withdrawn from sale

The controversial Iron Gates site at Evans Head along the Evans River has been withdrawn from sale.

Healthy lifestyle program for Lismore and Tweed families

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that families can access support to build healthy habits together, including tips and assistance for getting active, healthy eating and overall wellbeing.

Artists donate work for Wallum cause

They say art imitates life, but can it also save life? This is the ultimate goal of the Save Wallum Art Exhibition and fundraiser that opened at Gallery Cosmosis in Byron Bay on Friday night.

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

Macquarie Marshes under threat from mining

If it hasn't been hard enough protecting the Macquarie Marshes from drought because of the upstream cotton growers now farmers are faced with a new threat to this environmentally significant, Ramsar-listed area.