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Accusations of false dam claims in Cr Cadwallader’s mayoral campaign

Ballina Shire Council candidates against the idea of a new dam in Byron’s hinterland are accusing fellow candidate Sharon Cadwallader of false claims in her electoral campaign.

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Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.

Community carers and responders program launched

Following the recent second anniversary of the bushfires that hit our region, Resilient Byron say they are proud to...

Leigh Thomas says political affiliations not relevant to Council decision making

Leigh Thomas is the lead candidate for Group M running in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections. Mr Thomas...

Byron Supper Club

Bryce Hallett The Byron Supper Club is set to return and transport audiences to a magical and exciting realm akin...

Ballina Council agrees to consider tighter holiday let policy

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to investigate options for restricting short-term rental accommodation.

Stories about "Lismore floods":

Is the Lismore Nationals ‘fight the flood’ petition merely grandstanding?

Local Nationals candidate for Lismore, Austin Curtin, announced today that he had delivered hundreds of signatures in support of the first stage of the flood plan to his local member.

Lismore flood mitigation causes confusion

Northern Rivers Railway Action Group (NRRAG) president Beth Shelly is accusing the Nationals candidate Austin Curtin of calling for the removal of the unused...

Lismore marks flood anniversary with Free community gathering

A year on communities are still coming to terms with the impacts of Cyclone Debbie, to mark this important milestone on the path of recovery Lismore City Council is hosting a community gathering – One Year On – at the Lismore Quadrangle on Saturday, 7 April.

Browns Creek pump installation underway

Lismore City Council is currently installing a high-trans pump in Browns Creek to alleviate flooding in the Lismore basin. The Browns Creek Pumping Station is currently operating at only partial capacity after the March floods.

Lismore flood alert: Browns Creek pumps fail

The NSW SES Lismore City Unit has stated that with uncertainty over the amount of rainfall expected over the next three days and damage to Browns Creek pumps, there is a higher probability for flash flooding in the Lismore basin in coming days.

Two men charged with theft during Lismore floods

During the flooding incident in Lismore police saw six people floating two large buckets out of a bottle shop on Keen Street. They were chest deep in floodwater – and police were aware that the rear roller door of the drive-through bottle shop had been compromised.

Tweed, Lismore farmers now eligible for flood grants

Updated Wednesday, 3.15pm: Justice minister Michael Keenan and NSW emergency services minister Troy Grant today announced that recovery grants are now available to assist eligible primary producers in Lismore and Tweed who have been severely affected by the recent north coast floods.

Lismore cafe to benefit from Newrybar flood relief effort

A combined effort from Byron Shire businesses over the past week have created a pot of around $20,000 for those in Lismore who were left with little or nothing after Cyclone Debbie.

Byron shire’s disaster recovery effort found wanting

A more effective response to the recent flood disaster could have been made for Byron shire, according to officials who met this week.

Don’t sit still for Lauren

Potter Lauren Campbells exhibition at Nikau store in Byron Bay suddenly turned into a fundraiser after cyclone Debbie took out her Lismore studio including both her kilns, her equipment and her caravan.

Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons River peaking overnight and the...

Lismore saw one new case of COVID-19

A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Lismore in the 24 hours to 8pm 30 November.

Want to make your own nest box and help with bushfire recovery on Friday?

Conservation Volunteers Australia are running a nest-building workshop in one of Australia’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Nightcap Range, ‘to create homes and hope for wildlife’.

Storylines – An escape from reality

I am a teacher. I teach at University Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, in ACT. This university went into ‘Lockdown’ about four months ago. We were...