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Top tips for feline friends this International Cat Day

Some silly humans think that it's money that makes the world go around – we all know it's cats!

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: For Sale: Moral compass

Some weeks it’s hard to navigate the big feelings I have around injustice; the kind of injustice that occurs every day, everywhere, underwritten by the privilege of some at the expense of the many. The shit stuff people get away with! The shit stuff no one notices. Shit stuff always happens to people who don’t have much to start with. I sometimes wonder how you can hear story after story and not realise the system is broken. Capitalism sucks. Let’s go break stuff – like, the dominant paradigm! We haven’t managed to subvert it – so can we smash it into tiny pieces? Please?

Good news for the Sepik people

The proposed Frieda mine Papua New Guinea with its huge tailings dam, would be built on the Frieda River at the headwaters of the Sepik River – an earthquake-prone area – creating the risk of repeating one of the worst environmental disasters.

Be alert – koalas are on the move

Yes it's that time of year and Friends of the Koala are urging members of the public to contain dogs at night and keep a lookout for koalas on their properties and when driving, particularly during dusk to dawn.

Beekeepers can get a permit to move hives away from flood water

With so many challenges currently surrounding the bee industry, it comes as a relief to many that NSW Department of Primary Industries will issue a special group permit for beekeepers in flood warning areas to move their hives to higher ground.

Ballina development application worries locals

A DA has just gone on public exhibition for a 15 unit, two storey complex in the midst of a large suburban block between Norton and Camden Streets, Ballina, not far from North Creek. Surrounding residents have a number of concerns.

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Lismore Lantern Parade – Vale John Lush

Once again the community of Lismore came together to celebrate with the Lantern Parade on June 25.

Lismore Lantern Parade call-out for volunteers

The organisers of the Lismore Lantern Parade (which is happening on Saturday, 19 June) are seeking volunteers to help with the event, which draws thousands of visitors each year.

Celebrating 25 years of the Lismore Lantern Parade

Imagine – bizarre medieval fayre meets carnivale and goes to the circus. Coming from the dark into the light – this is the Lismore Lantern Parade

Lismore Lantern Parade ‘biggest and best ever’

Despite late changes to the destination venue, which impacted its fundraising potential, and the still incomplete replacement of lanterns damaged in last year’s floods, Saturday’s parade was ‘the biggest and best ever’, according to organiser Jyllie Jackson.

Japanese lantern joins parade to highlight sister city relationship

Visitors from Lismore’s Sister City Yamato Takada, in Japan, will join in the Lismore Lantern Parade next week for the first time. And they will be bringing along a lantern of special significance of their own.

Lismore arts community still need your support

The arts community in Lismore has many faces and they have been challenged by the loss of buildings, creative spaces, art, instruments and materials during the recent flooding by ex-cyclone Debbie. Many of the groups are getting back on their feet but they still need your support.

Lismore lights up for solstice parade

Though the temperature dropped to a chilly 12 degrees, there were punters aplenty at Saturday evening's annual Lantern Parade through the streets of Lismore.

Thousands flock to see Lismore lanterns

The 20th anniversary of the iconic Lismore Lantern Parade attracted more than 30,000 people on Saturday night. And while a storm passed briefly over the city extinguishing some of the lanterns, nothing could dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd.

All aboard for Saturday’s Lismore Lantern Parade

Visitors from across the northern rivers region are expected to flock to Lismore this weekend for the 20th anniversary of the iconic Lantern Parade. And to make it easy, the Lismore Visitor Information Centre has organised return buses.

Call out for Lismore lantern parade volunteers

Organisers of Lismore’s annual lantern parade are calling for more volunteers to help with this year’s 20th anniversary celebrations. Parade director Jyllie Jackson said tickets for the event were selling well but more help was needed in the lead up and also on the evening.

Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out of the news and out...

Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’.