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One million homes to provide affordable housing say The Greens

Local Greens candidate Mandy Nolan is looking to wrest the federal seat of Richmond from Labor to claim the balance of power in the next Federal government. To do it she needs a five per cent swing.

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Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

COVID-19 hospital horror – opening up and the dangers ahead

A hospital is not a health farm. For a start, the food has a terrible reputation. Seriously though, when life is on the brink, a hospital is the destination.

Police call for busking ban, backed by Byron mayor

Have you noticed that the streets of Byron Bay have been a less tuneful and colourful place in the past week or so?

Poison killing wildlife

Take bird-killing poisons off our supermarket and hardware shelves. Rodent poison containing SGAR is having a devastating effect on...

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me...

Stories about "NBN":

ATO and NBN scams netted over $1m

ATO and NBN scams have been on the rise with scammers netting over $1m this year alone.

Help Durrumbul rumble the NBN

Opposition to the 45m NBN tower at Durrumbul is being brought into focus this Saturday 1 December from 2pm with some famous musos and barefoot dancing at Durrumbul Hall in Main Arm.

NBN shambles on Turnbull’s head: workers

Malcolm Turnbull’s NBN is a shambolic mess, not just for consumers struggling for a connection, but also for the workers forced to deal with the disaster, the Communications Union said today.

NBN roll out concerns?

Are you concerned about the NBN roll out? Local MP Justine Elliot will be at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club on Wednesday, August 30, between 11am and 1pm to listen to the concerns of local residents regarding the NBN rollout.

Demographer describes Northern Rivers as entrepreneurial hotspot

Renowned demographer, Bernard Salt of KPMG, will be in Lismore tomorrow to reveal just why the Northern Rivers region has been named as one of the top entrepreneurial hotspots in the country.

Coorabell residents left to fight it alone over NBN tower

Residents against an NBN tower in Coorabell will have to go it alone after Council’s efforts to stop the project with a court injunction were abandoned at last Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting.

Time to end NBN’s mile-high adventure, claims NSW Farmers

In light of reports on NBN’s poor performance, NSW Farmers has called on the federal government to step in and stop the sale of...

NBN health risks

Diana Sweeney, Federal. Many of us who live on a hill in the Byron shire have been approached by the NBN – or will be in the not too distant future. Currently, the decision to erect an NBN tower on private property rests solely with the land owner.

Region’s residents resist telco towers

Determined groups of northern rivers residents are resisting the erection of telecommunications towers, citing health concerns.

Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me to place my name on...

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.