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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.

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Lismore Councillors sworn in and Committees decided

On Tuesday, Lismore City Council GM Michael Donnelly facilitated the swearing-in of the new Mayor and 10 Councillors in the chambers at Goonellabah.

Spice Palace: Fresh, local and made from scratch

Rob Cullinan and Duska Jefed are the couple behind Spice Palace. They lovingly make dips, tapenade, dukkah, harissa, chilli...

Empty shelves

The local supermarket has no toilet paper, rice and little pet food. This is not merely a local event,...

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and...

The earliest unequivocally modern human remains in Africa

There may be earlier remains of modern humans – but science is certain about these ones.

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

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Look after your fur family tonight

There are no two ways around it – people celebrating New Year's Eve sucks for pets. Loud events can be distressing for animals and really if you think about it, it's not great for humans either.

North Coast weather warning for New Years – stay out of the water

Showers and cooler conditions are expected over the next few days with a tropical low over Queensland that may generate large waves and hazardous surf conditions from Sunday on the North Coast.

Police pleased with Year’s Eve celebrations

New South Wales police say they are generally pleased with the behaviour of New Year’s Eve 2020 revellers across the state. Operation New Year’s Eve...

NYE Get Home Safe Bus for Ballina area

After a successful run over Christmas, the Ballina Liquor Accord will be running the free ‘Get Home Safe’ bus service again at New Year to help the local community get home safely.

Byron council calls for low key NYE celebrations 

People expecting to head to Byron Bay to celebrate the end of 2020 and the start of 2021 are warned that celebrations this year will be low key and must comply with the COVID-19 protocols set out by the NSW government.

Police: celebrate from home this New Year’s Eve

With the entire country living under some measure of health restrictions, New Year's Eve celebrations will be very different this year – or will they?

Keeping cats and dogs safe on New Year’s Eve

It’s that time of year again, when fireworks light up our skies and PETA renews its calls to councils all over the country to switch to silent shows. 

Police: COVID-19 restrictions on movement and gatherings

The police have issued a reminder about the COVID-19 safety regulations over the New Year holiday period in the lead up to New Year’s Eve.

Falls Festival set times released

Scout Wallen Prepare yourself because the Falls Festival timetable has just been released.  Peking Duk will be bringing in the New Year on the main amphitheatre...

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve

The family-friendly alcohol-free street party Soul Street is set to take place again in Byron Bay for New Years Eve.

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18 January. These numbers include 663...

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.