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The Art of Woman highlights the upcoming Lismore Women’s Festival 

Friday evening saw a bountiful display of art at Lismore’s Serpentine Gallery celebrating the feminine and preluding the 2024 Lismore Women’s Festival. 

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GemLife’s seniors’ housing estate (again) and more Ballina Council 2024 court action

A conciliation conference between the Ballina Shire Council and developers wanting to build a seniors’ resort-style estate in West Ballina is to happen in less than three weeks.

Friday arvo beers

Stone & Wood’s Byron HQ has a 31-tank brewery, so locals and visitors can have both their Stone &...

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Australian cycling legend’s legacy for Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital

The family of Australian cycling champion Sir Hubert Opperman has left a significant donation in his name to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital to help it continue providing lifesaving veterinary care for Australian wildlife.

The Art of Woman highlights the upcoming Lismore Women’s Festival 

Friday evening saw a bountiful display of art at Lismore’s Serpentine Gallery celebrating the feminine and preluding the 2024 Lismore Women’s Festival. 

Wallum update: protectors at the ready

The fight to save the Wallum heathland in Brunswick Heads has gone into overdrive, with dozens of locals staunchly holding the line on-site, while thousands more lobby state and federal politicians in pursuit of permanent protection.

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Controlling cats to save wildlife

A recent trapping program coordinated by North Coast Local Land Services and Clarence Valley Council has seen the removal of 19 feral cats from sites around Grafton, reducing the threat to the survival of many native species in the area.

Interested in how local land is managed?

Local Land Services (LLS) is one of the means that governments use to manage and direct how local land is utilised and managed and they are currently looking for locals to join their 11 regional boards. 

Is the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation doing anything yet?

Despite the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) being in operation for three weeks to lead the ‘long-term reconstruction of flood-impacted areas across the Northern Rivers, it appears nothing has been achieved so far, owing to staffing and an advisory board that is yet to be finalised.

Safe disposal of dead livestock

Following large livestock losses in the floods, residents across the north coast have been encouraged to report any sightings of drowned animals.

NSW gov advertises Emergency Management Coordinator job

The NSW government’s Emergency Management Coordinator is a newly advertised position is to cover the area from the Central Coast to the North Coast with a starting salary of around $99K plus super.

Bovine Ephemeral Fever confirmed on North Coast

Bovine Ephemeral Fever, also known as three-day sickness has been confirmed in a cattle herd in Kyogle Shire and there have been reports of clinical signs of the disease in Tweed and Byron Shires.

Draft reconciliation action plan ready for comment

The first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is being developed by the Local Land Services and they are looking for feedback on the final draft RAP that is currently on exhibition.

Trained dogs, students help protect Tweed shorebirds

School students on the Tweed Coast are helping authorities protect endangered shorebirds from foxes.

Plan to increase Wilsons River riparian plantings

A plan is afoot to extend important riparian plantings along around the Wilson’s River tidal pool, near Lismore, with a view to protecting precious water supplies and preserving important riparian zones.

Fight the land rates

Russell Preston, Brisbane. Rural landowners throughout NSW should by now have received their Local Land Services rate notice. Like its predecessors, it contains fictional nonsense.

Union joins fundraiser to feed reporters in Gaza

Photos, footage, audio and news reports from the middle east show nearly everyone in the Gaza is struggling to find food and essential medical supplies, including reporters.

Man missing more than two weeks

Tweed Byron police are asking the public for help finding a man reported missing for more than two weeks.

Woman missing from Evans Head

Police are asking the public for help finding a woman reported missing from the Evans Head area but also known to frequent the Ballina area.

Teenager in Tenterfield crash dies in hospital

Police say they’re investigating a crash that killed a teenager in Tenterfield last week.