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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

Food for thought?

‘The fundamental cause of the trouble,’ he wrote, ‘is that in the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while...

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.

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UN’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Local research duo Professor Jennifer Gidley and Earle de Blonville have just come back from the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, 2021-2030 conference in Nouméa, New Caledonia.

Here & Now #118 Out of control

I can't work out if I'm angry, sad or blissful. It's a strange brew that's fermenting in me. And I don't mean the French wine I had last night with the fish and papaya. I'm referring to the combination of emotions that swirls in my guts. I'm not proud to be Australian.

Here & Now #117 Finding wisdom

The woman's face is animated as she talks about our connection to the earth and the sea. I sit, respectfully silent, concentrating hard because my listening skills in French are not great. I sip from a warmish Manta beer.

Here & Now #116: Across the sea

Slinking past the door where a sign reads 'Cannabis interdit' (Cannabis prohibited) and crouching under the windows so as not to be seen from inside, a bloke creeps to a table tucked away in a corner of the deck.

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night (19 January) while there were...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.