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The Art of Woman highlights the upcoming Lismore Women’s Festival 

Friday evening saw a bountiful display of art at Lismore’s Serpentine Gallery celebrating the feminine and preluding the 2024 Lismore Women’s Festival. 

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Four killed in Wardell crash

The small riverine village of Wardell was the scene of an early morning crash that killed four people on the weekend.

New programs and plenty of tennis have flowed from tennis court upgrades in Suffolk Park

Suffolk Park Tennis is in full swing after court enhancements and the introduction of a full program since then. The...

Koala chlamydia and Wildlife Hospital funding boost for Northern Rivers

As the pressure mounts from the NSW Labor state government to increase the amount and density of housing, and as a result increase the population, across the Northern Rivers the impact on wildlife will continue to grow. 

Pushing Up the Tempo

Paving her way in the music scene, Yazmin has played alongside some of the biggest artists in the world at venues throughout Australia, Bali and the UK. She has spent her time in the industry supporting the likes of Kaskade, Futuristic Polar Bears, Savage, The Potbelleez, Stafford Brothers, Joel Fletcher, Hilton Caswell and many more!

Lighthouse Road

The section from the bus stop on Lighthouse Road to the divide of the road to Byron Bay, is...

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

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Conciliation fails over 742-lot DA on North Lismore Plateau

Tuesday’s Land and Environment Court conciliation meeting on the 742-residential-lot subdivision on Sleeping Lizard – Banyam Biagham (the North Lismore Plateau) ‘was terminated’. 

Sleeping Lizard – North Lismore Plateau in developer’s sights regardless of DA refusals

The 742-residential-lot subdivision on Sleeping Lizard – Banyam Biagham (the North Lismore Plateau) was again discussed yesterday at a L&EC conciliation meeting.

North Lismore Plateau’s ‘Sleeping Lizard’ DA refused but what’s the future?

On Thursday 15 December, it took the four panellists on the Northern Regional Planning Panel less than half an hour, to unanimously decline the Development Application for the northern section of the North Lismore Plateau also known as The Sleeping Lizard.

Refusal recommended for North Lismore Plateau DA

The development of 742 residential lots, two neighbourhood business lots (super lots), one residue lot (future residential) and 45 new roads on the North Lismore Plateau has been recommended for refusal by the Lismore City Council assessment.

Sleeping Lizard to continue journey home to the Widjabul Wia-bal

One of the big issues at last night's Lismore Council meeting was a motion to revisit the last Council's resolution to allow the owners of the land called the Sleeping Lizard to 'own' it on white fella's terms.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

Lismore Council’s historic vote to hand back Banyam Baigham

In an emotional and historic vote, Lismore City Council last night passed a motion to hand back Banyam Baigham - Sleeping Lizard, known as the North Lismore Plateau, to the Traditional Custodians.

Lismore Plateau: Mayor says hand back the land

At Lismore Council’s meeting week, Mayor Vanessa Ekins will move a motion that Council hand back council-owned land on the North Lismore Plateau to the Traditional Owners.

DA for Lismore’s biggest, and most contentious, development open for submissions

The development of the North Lismore Plateau has been creating community division for many years with local Bundjalung Elder, Mickey Ryan having led the opposition to the unfettered development of the plateau.

Bundjalung artivism to raise funds for the Plateau

The North Lismore Plateau is of great significance to the Bundjalung people. It has been a long battle for the Bundjalung people to stop the works at the North Lismore Plateau and it has been an ongoing financial stress for those opposing the project.

Union joins fundraiser to feed reporters in Gaza

Photos, footage, audio and news reports from the middle east show nearly everyone in the Gaza is struggling to find food and essential medical supplies, including reporters.

Man missing more than two weeks

Tweed Byron police are asking the public for help finding a man reported missing for more than two weeks.

Woman missing from Evans Head

Police are asking the public for help finding a woman reported missing from the Evans Head area but also known to frequent the Ballina area.

Teenager in Tenterfield crash dies in hospital

Police say they’re investigating a crash that killed a teenager in Tenterfield last week.