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Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

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New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.

Cr Darlene Cook: ‘working to restore accountability and trust in our Council’

Current Lismore Councillor Darlene Cook has served one term on Lismore Council and at the December LGA election, she plans to run for Mayor.

Superior to civilisation as we know it

Indigenous folk of the Australian continent existed in superior fashion to civilisation as we know it   My evidence, your Dishonour?   There were no policemen, no wrongful...

No Ballina commemoration for 11 November

Speaking on behalf of the Ballina RSL sub-branch, Dick Wills BEM has announced that there will be no public commemoration service in Ballina for Remembrance Day next month.

COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

Around 50 people gathered on Friday morning at the big fig tree near the Condong sugar mill to join the world-wide #Bigbadbiomass protest against the use of biomass to create energy and to emphasise that burning biomass is not ‘environmentally friendly’.

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Outcry over closure sees two Tweed Council libraries reopen their doors

Library branches at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah will reopen for limited hours from today, after Tweed Shire Council agreed to fund the additional cost of administering the NSW Government’s latest public health order.

Richmond Tweed libraries only open for Click & Collect until December

All Richmond Tweed Regional Library branches and the Mobile Library will be offering free Click & Collect and online services only from today until December 1.

$200k sees Lismore library refurbed and open

The Lismore Library has reopened after a $198,000 refurbishment including the installation of s castle where young children can sit and enjoy browsing and reading books.

Masterclasses for illustrating, writing and pizza

Not everyone gets the chance to get insider info on bestselling writers. Lismore library has partnered with the Byron Writers Festival and StoryBoard to bring a range of publishing industry professionals to Lismore’s young writers.

Toy sleepover at Goonellabah and Lismore Libraries

Toys work hard to make our kids happy and the Goonellabah and Lismore Libraries are offering to give your children’s buddies a night off with an exclusive get together this week.

Communities and their libraries being short-changed throughout the state

Death by a thousand cuts may be an old saying but it is particularly relevant to todays NSW libraries as they fight to retain funding from the NSW state government.

Lennox celebrates its new street library

Lennox Head is joining the trend and has launched its own Street Library where anyone can pick up or drop off a book. The...

Low literacy skills lock people out of jobs

In a digital world you need good literacy. From centrelink forms to your myGov account if you can’t read and write it becomes an almost insurmountable hurdle to running your own life.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...

Masters of disasters

If ever alarm bells were sounded for Ballina and ignored, they surely were those of former mayor and West Ballina farmer, Bert Barlow, in...

Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern Rivers Guardians (NRG) and North...

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.