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Did you try to vote with iVote in the LGA elections?

The NSW Electoral Commission says they are aware that some iVote users were unable to gain access to the system to vote on Saturday.

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Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

Independents clear winners for Byron LGA elections

While the Greens and Labor saw declines in their first preference votes, it was the independents who appear to...

Dunghutti artist wins Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award

Dunghutti artist and elder Gus Kelly has won the first Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award with his powerful drawing...

Firefighters receive lifetime membership

During the 2019–20 Black Summer fires, we were reminded what a vital and important role the volunteers of the Rural Fire Service (RFS) play both in fighting fires, and bringing the community together. 

Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

Cartoon of the week – 1 December, 2021

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Stories about "missing persons":

62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.

Two missing persons alerts on Northern Rivers

One of the cases is a woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Police seek help finding missing Casino teenager

Police are asking the public for help finding an eighteen-year-old man reported missing from Casino.

Children missing from Northern NSW located

A boy and a girl, both aged 13, missing from the state’s Northern Rivers region have been found.

Missing persons: individuals not statistics

Every day people disappear without a trace. This has been highlighted recently on the far north coast by the disappearance of Belgian backpacker Théo Hayez.

Call for CCTV footage to help find missing backpacker Theo Hayez

The team of volunteers searching for missing Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez have made an impassioned plea to local residents business owners to provide CCTV footage for any sign of the 18-year-old on the day of his disappearance.

Have you seen missing Jessica?

NSW Police are searching for 15-year-old Jessica Webster who failed to make it home after boarding a bus to Tweed Heads on Friday. QLD Police have meanwhile issued an alert over a missing 17-year-old Toowoomba girl who was last seen in Byron Bay.

Have you seen Patricia?

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman reported missing from Fernleigh, near Newrybar since Monday morning. Patricia Jung was last seen getting out of a car on Fernleigh Road at about 11am.

Police seek help to find woman missing for 8 months

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman believed to have gone missing on the North Coast.

Foul play suspected in Woodburn man’s disappearance

Police have charged a 43-year-old man with assault of a 45-year-old man who went missing in the Richmond River at Woodburn at around 7.30pm last night. Police divers are likely to be called in today to search for the missing man.

And just like that the border opens (next Monday)

In a Ministerial press release, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland borders will re-open to domestic hotspots from 1am, Monday December 13.

Minister causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ in State forests

North East Forest Alliance have accused the Ministers for Environment and Foresty, Matt Kean and Paul Toole, of dereliction of duty for failing to implement the minimal changes recommended by the Natural Resources Commission.

Dunghutti artist wins Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award

Dunghutti artist and elder Gus Kelly has won the first Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award with his powerful drawing Nobody Told Me There’d Be...

Pedalling towards better health

A new study estimates that millions of lives could be extended if people rode bicycles rather than driving cars.