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One death and 1,219 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

In the 24 hours to 8pm 25 January there was one death and 1,219 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD).

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Astrological gravitas

The Mullum Aeronautics and Space Administration (MASA) will soon launch the Spiders Webb telescope, which will break through to...

Storylines – Aboriginal Tent Embassy 1972–2022 – the power of patience

As the 50th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy draws near, the attention of the nation is again being drawn to the lawns of Old Parliament House. However, this time the actions of the few do not encompass the views and needs of First Nations people.

Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

From border to border – an ocean pools odyssey

Three women on a mission plan to ride their eBikes along the NSW Coast from the Victorian border to the Queensland border and visit ocean pools on the way in a quest to raise money for three deserving charities.

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

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Oh how Margaret Olley loved to paint

Born in Lismore, Margaret Olley's work is known and loved all over the world and though the artist died in 2011, she left a legacy of stunning artwork which will be the focus of a new exhibition in Murwillumbah.

Olley portraits by Aussie masters on show in Tweed

Portraits of the most painted face in Australian art history, the late great Margaret Olley, are on exhibition at the Tweed Regional Gallery from today, Friday.

Proposed Lismore gallery gets $500,000 donation

Even in death, artist Margaret Olley is supporting a new art gallery for her home-town of Lismore. The Margaret Olley Foundation has pledged $500,000 towards a proposed new regional art gallery for Lismore, four times more than the state government is stumping up.

A look into Olley’s favourite room

A new exhibition at the Margaret Olley Art Centre (MOAC) at the Tweed River Art Gallery celebrates the iconic artist's 'sanctuary' and favourite room in her Sydney home, the Yellow Room.

Margaret Olley Centre taking shape

Construction of the Olley House, within the Tweed River Art Gallery, has reached a stage where it is time to start relocating the collection items across from their storage site.

Margaret Olley Art Centre shapes up

The popular Tweed River Art Gallery in Murwillumbah will be closed for two weeks from the end of this month as construction of the $3 million Margaret Olley Art Centre continues apace.

Kindness to animals recognised in Tweed Shire Australia Day awards

The care Amanda Philp has provided to numerous animals on land and from the sea has seen her recognised as Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year.

What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?