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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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Lismore airport supported by community?

I am writing in response to your article, ‘Lismore airport supported by community’. First of all, the Lismore airport is...

Ballina Shire Council defs not a ‘boys’ club’, says outgoing female councillor

This person is claiming that the council is a 'boys'' club and that the out-going mayor is one of them.

Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons...

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.

Remember Ocean Shores?

When Ocean Shores – now the largest town in the Byron Shire – was established, Council enforced strict directives....

Make your vote count in the Council elections

I want to make my vote count, and elect a mayor and Council that actually represents local interests and...

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Playing our part – a regional perspective on the current arts crisis

 NORPA’s Julian Louis calls on all levels of government to acknowledge the complexity and interconnected nature of the arts industry across Australia.

After the fact: Flow

In a handful of shows at NORPA last week Yaegl Bundjalung man Mitch King and Blake Rhodes traversed a multi-media kaleidoscope to tell the story of Dirrangan, an old woman of the Clarence River from the creation period.

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 17 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 17 February, 2021

Dreaming of impossible things

The much anticipated new show from Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre was sold out five weeks ahead of opening night, but changes to NSW public health orders allowing theatres to increase their capacity up to 50 per cent.

Lights putting the pizzaz in NORPA’s nightlife

Many entertainment venues on the Far North Coast are using COVID-19 downtime to upgrade their facilities.

Grant for NORPA’s Youth Theatre Hub

It has been announced today that The Northern Rivers Performing Arts Inc. (NORPA) will be the recipient of a $106,282 grant for their Youth Theatre Hub.

NORPA chief calls for Northern Rivers artists to respond to axing of fed gov arts dept

‘I feel like it's time to have a response to the way in which taxpayer’s money is being worked with,’ says NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis.

Locals artists hit back at the government’s plan to abolish department

Scout Wallen Northern rivers’ leaders in the arts and culture industry are calling on locals to form a coordinated action plan in response to the...

Promised regional arts funding boost ‘a welcome surprise’

NORPA general manager Patrick Healey said he found out about NSW Labor’s election promise to double funding for the Regional Cultural Fund on social media.

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.