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Calls to reverse NSW anti-protest laws

The harsh sentencing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco for stopping a lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April this year has led to a range of protests and the call to reverse NSW anti-protest laws by lawyer and Greens NSW Legislative Council Member Sue Higginson.

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Byron Council’s renewable energy projects uncertain

Two major renewable energy projects promised by Byron Council are now facing an uncertain future, after an unsuccessful bid for federal funding left the Council struggling to pay for both of them.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers. 

The Aboriginal identity explosion

So, who are Aboriginal people, what is the three-pronged definition and perhaps more importantly, who decides? 

Stupid frogs!

We’re in hot water There’s no argument. How much is enough? How much corruption? How much destruction? How much distraction? The writing has been on...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Is it better not to report rape?

We failed Brittany Higgins. Our judicial system is so brutalising the only way to keep her safe was to drop the charges against her alleged rapist.

Agritourism policy forced upon LGAs

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has ignored Byron Shire Council’s urgent request to delay the forced adoption of the NSW government’s agritourism policy. The policy came into effect last week in all local government areas (LGAs).

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Giants win thriller

The Mullumbimby Giants made it two wins from two starts with a nail-biting 38–34 win over Northern United in their NRRRL clash at Les...

King rules over Giants in league season opener

‘Get ’em onside!’ That raucous cry is the footy tragic’s equivalent of the first cuckoo of spring. In the opening round of the new NRRRL season at Les Donnelly Field on Saturday, it was heard virtually before anybody had raised a sweat.

Season back on course for Devils

The NRRRL competition is still only young, but Byron Bay’s 54–20 demolition of Northern United at Red Devil Park on Sunday was a much-needed return to the winner’s circle for the home side

NRRRL heads toward pointy end of finals

The Marist Brothers made an early mark in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League 18s and Reggies last Sunday, but it was Ballina who showed their winning hand on the weekend with a smashing win over the Murwillumbah Mustangs at Stan Sercomb Oval.

NRRRL team lists and results

Round 16 Draw  Home club                  V          Away club                                          Venue                                              Time Kyogle Evans Head New Park Kyogle Saturday 3/08/13 Reserves start 3pm Lower Clarence Grafton Ghosts Mclean Showground Mclean Sunday 4/08/13 18's start 12 midday Northern United      ...

Local league celebrates NAIDOC at Oakes Oval

  Ballboy Garnett Jnr watched from the sidelines as dad Garnett Donnelly played for the Kyogle firsts at Oakes Oval last night. Story and photos Eve Jeffery The under-18s...

Sport on Tackling Violence

Northern Rivers United will again stand up against domestic violence with 26 regional rugby league clubs across NSW as part of the NSW government’s...

It’s not the dog in the fight, it’s the fight in the dog

Story & photo John Campbell If ever an old saying was proved right, it was at Les Donnelly Field on Sunday when the outnumbered Mullumbimby...

North versus south in Timber Cup

Northern United Rugby League Football Club would like to recognise the contribution made to rugby league by teams in the local area by bringing...

Tweed Council secures environmental water sharing during drought

Two items at last week's Tweed Shire Council meeting highlighted the commitment of the council to sharing water with the environment even during low-flow and drought periods. 

Celebrating the life of Jack Paris Crittle

Young DJ and keen surfer, Jack Crittle, was tragically killed in a car accident last week. A celebration of his life will be held this Monday, 12 December at 10am.

Mullum’s Federation Bridge closed again tonight

Mullum and hinterland residents and visitors are reminded that Federation Bridge will be closed again tonight from 6pm to 4am for repairs. 

Changing the world with non-violent action

‘Nonviolence  is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.’ These are the words of Gandhi, the man who led nationwide campaigns in his country to ease poverty by creating a movement of resistance that contributed to ending British Rule in India.