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What a weekend! National Circus Fest success at Mullum

It was a big weekend of acrobatic feats at the National Circus Fest, held at the Mullum Showgrounds.

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Consideration of state significant farmland for SUGA development leaves bitter taste

One of Ballina Shire Council’s independents is continuing to argue against suggested expansions of development between the plateau villages of Alstonville and Wollongbar.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Surf films make a splash at Byron Bay Film Festival

Surfing is a central part of Byron Bay’s identity and this year’s surf films are certain to bring the whole community together in a celebration of athleticism, wild seas and sheer joy in our exquisite environment.

Todd Woodbridge Cup to be held in Byron Bay

Tennis NSW, along with Byron Bay Tennis Club is hosting the regional qualification event of the Todd Woodbridge Cup...

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Rain on the way…

Heavy rain is expected across much of the east coast of Australia over the coming week, but there is cautious optimism that the Northern Rivers won't cop the worst of the falls this time.

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Protest rallies planned for Lismore and Ballina

A series of grassroots protests against both the state and federal governments will kick off in Lismore today with the Knitting Nannas Against Gas ‘cleaning up’ Lismore MP Thomas George’s office, and on Sunday with a major march in Ballina called People in the Park.

Match march with action

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar. Byron’s March in March rally sent a clear and strong message to the Abbott federal conservative government – it opposes its social, economic, industrial and environmental policies.

Here & Now #46

Lismore. Saturday, 1.10pm. A bloke with a Tibetan bronze trumpet that looks about a hundred years old blows a fat note over the march. It's a sound that resonates deep in the collective psyche.

Councillors defend costs of staging March in March

Byron Shire councillors have defended their support of Sunday's March in March anti-government rally in Byron Bay at which council was accused of double-dipping over a $2,000 fee for the use of a public park for the event.

Thousands march against Abbott policies

Up to 10,000 people across the northern rivers vented their anger against Abbott government policies when they marched through Lismore CBD on Saturday and Byron Bay on Sunday.

Old parties sell out to mining monsters

Bruce McQueen, Mt Burrell. Last week Greens Senator Larissa Waters introduced a bill that would give landholders the lawful right to refuse mining companies access to their property.

A need to march in March

Carl Cleves, Byron Bay. I, like many others, feel sickened by the extreme right turn this government has taken on our behalf. Asylum seekers mistreated. Trade unions investigated.

Fee-free march in March

Byron Bay’s planned political demonstration against possibly the meanest and dumbest federal government in Australia’s history has been given the green light for March 16.

March in March slugged with Byron Council fees

A much-anticipated protest against the current Abbott government and its draconian polices have hit a local bureaucratic snag.

Lismore at the HART of helping transport needs

It is challenging enough when you need to get around to medical appointments let alone if you don’t have access to transport. 

Road access from Bilambil Heights to Tweed Heads via Scenic Drive restored

The significant washout of two sections of Scenic Drive during the devastating flood of February–March left the route inaccessible.

$700,000 on offer to Northern Rivers charities

With the key focus areas of health, young people and social wellbeing Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation has $700,000 available to not-for-profit and community groups.

Bluesfest offers Doobies as one and three day tickets go on sale?

Bluesfest has announced that The Doobie Brothers will be bringing their 50th Anniversary Tour to the festival stage on closing night of the 2023 festival weekend.