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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Rous County Dam

Jo Faith, Newtown Strong objections to the proposed development of this dam have been articulated by the Indigenous Heritage First...

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

Father of Julian Assange to speak on the Northern Rivers this week

Northern Rivers residents can hear Mr Shipton in person at the Courthouse Hotel this Tuesday, May 4, from 7pm as part of the monthly Turning Point Talks.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Stories about "Melbourne":

Brian aims for kite surfing record

Brian Kiss von Soly is on his way to Melbourne in an effort to break a world record – the world’s longest solo kite-surfing journey.

Hospitality leaders help Melbourne’s nightlife

There’s nothing like a lunch date to get good ideas cooking, and local hospitality leaders have done just that with an initiative to support the struggling hospitality industry in Melbourne. 

My conspiracy with Abbie Hoffman

Our covid days have pushed the limits of what we’ll watch on Netflix. Maybe you caught the series on the Chicago conspiracy trial of 1969, starring Yippie defendant Abbie Hoffman? This story is about my conspiracy with Abbie...

Anti-terror raids under way in Melbourne

Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police are raiding premises across three Melbourne suburbs in a counter-terrorism operation.

High levels of ‘ice’ in Melbourne sewage

A report has found 72,000 doses of the drug ice in waste from a Melbourne sewage treatment plant over two days.

Festivals of food in Melbourne and Byron

Having attended Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival last weekend, I was reminded of a time long ago when Byron used to close off Lawson Street…

A Mothers Day to remember

 Matthew Lodge The Gold Coast Suns demolished Melbourne to the tune of 60 points at the MCG on Sunday afternoon in what could only be...

Roll out the derby days

 Eve Jeffery International roller derby players Juke Boxx and Ballistic Whistle visited Byron Bay on the weekend to host almost six hours of gruel served...

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.