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Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

Other News

Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park reopens

Just off the road between Alstonville and Ballina, the spectacular Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park has re-opened, bigger and better, after an injection of funding and lots of hard work from dedicated volunteers.

TELSTRA – The end of the line?

I live in a valley that was ravaged by flood last year. Telegraph poles were swept out of the...

Trove runs out of funding in June. How will the loss of the service affect Australian and Pacific research?

Most of Trove’s 22 million annual page visits come from members of the public: family historians, students, and general browsers interested in the six billion records it houses. But over the past 14 years, the archive has also become a crucial resource for academic work.

Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists...

The greater good

Byron Council has ratified the International Charter of Human Rights, complete with fine legal minds that developed a Charter...

Controversial development that would dwarf Uki under appeal in L&EC – Tweed Nightcap Village MO

The contentious Nightcap Village $39M multiple occupancy development near Uki, promoted by Pete Evans, will have its appeal to the Land & Environment Court against the NRPP's refusal heard from 9 February.

Stories about "Mount Warning":

Child hospitalised after weekend fall from Mount Warning

An eleven-year-old boy fell from Mount Warning near the summit Sunday morning. Graham Nickisson from the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service said the boy...

Fire burning near Mount Warning

A fire has been burning since Saturday afternoon on the ridge to the north of Mount Warning across both burning through both National Park (NP) and private land.

Injured bushwalker rescued from Mt Warning

The Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called upon to retrieve a 47-year-old female bushwalker on Saturday after she fell down the chain section of the track near the summit of Mount Warning (Wollumbin).

Warning after another Wollumbin rescue

Police have implored people wanting to climb Mount Warning (Wollumbin) to plan carefully and follow information signs after another two bushwalkers had to be rescued from the track at about 9pm on Friday (January 20).

Warning to Mount Warning climbers

People planning to climb Wollumbin (Mount Warning) are being urged to go prepared after two needless rescues took place over the Easter holidays.

Bushwalker rescued from Mount Warning

A 60-year-old bushwalker who injured her lower leg on Mount Warning on Saturday afternoon had to be winched to safety by the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter.

It’s not the fossils, it’s the fools 

Humans have been muddling along in cities for around twelve thousand years, says Wikipedia, although if you count using an alphabet of some kind as the criterion of civilisation, the time span drops to a mere fifty centuries.

Swivel flop-flop

Not sure what Cr Swivel is doing. But while he appears to be providing support for both sides of the community/business coin, his support...

Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists today in the US and...

Lismore trial of recycled crushed glass in concrete

A trial to use recycled crushed glass in concrete as a replacement for sand will be taking place in Lismore at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.