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Medicinal cannabis; a better way forward

For the first time ever, I am living my truths and no one is trying to hurt me because of it. This is a much better way. 

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Big centuries scored across the region as cricket season builds

Alstonville has come off second best to Tintenbar East Ballina in their two-day match at Hill Park Oval in the Far North Coast LJ Hooker League, thanks to a century from Abe Crawford. TEB chose to bowl and it didn’t take long for their first strike as Alstonville opener Ryan Pearce was trapped lbw for a third-ball duck.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Invasion, Survival and Mourning Day

Why does 26 January create so much anger, sadness and frustration? Because it’s a day that is not inclusive. It’s a day that celebrates inequality in this country. It’s a day that says 97 per cent of our population can celebrate the injustices done to thousands and thousands of innocent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the name of advancement and expansion of the British Empire.

For Tony Barry

The Drill Hall Theatre Company’s season of Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling is dedicated to the memory...

Environment law fails to protect threatened species

A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Local MP mute over PM diary secrecy

Local federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has declined to comment on why her government are refusing to provide the diary of Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, as a public document. 

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Business Bites into local food and beverage industry

A new podcast about the food and beverage industry called Business Bites will go live on Wednesday and the Northern Rivers community is in for a real treat!

Northern Rivers Food Harvest food trail will return in 2021!

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, to be held on the weekend of 1–2 May 2021, is guaranteed to be a very Northern Rivers experience, reflecting and celebrating the distinctive provenance of our region’s food. The Trail will offer lots of wonderful eating and drinking experiences; being jam-packed with our most-acclaimed restaurants, producers, farmers and growers.

NSW govt splashes cash at food tourism

The Minister for Tourism, Stuart Ayres MP (Liberal Party), met with local food producers to announce a $240,000 Destination NSW Funding package.

Why it’s important to Eat Local and Love Local

‘There has never been a more important time than now, during the COVID-19 shutdowns, for people to eat local, love local, and support our food industry and jobs in our region.’

Harvest Food Festival 3 – 6 May 2018

Over four glorious days in May, this year’s Harvest Food Festival will be a great opportunity for you to sample local food, beverages, culinary...

Country of origin labelling ‘not a level playing field’ – Northern Rivers Food

Food producing businesses face ‘enormous’ fines for non-compliance under new country of origin labelling laws, according to the peak body representing food producers in...

Alternative paths to new markets

If you are a food grower, you probably always have your radar on, listening out for new ideas on developing food ventures, opening up new markets for your products, thinking of new products or even the possibility, perhaps, of on-farm tourism.

Xenophon headlines food duopoly forum

A Byron forum to consider food retailing trends in Australia and the impact on local communities features federal senator Nick Xenophon, who will address the Coles and Woolies on our communities.

Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued to the stage on Saturday...

Environment law fails to protect threatened species

A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.