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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

Slanted and bulldozed

Thanks to Paul Bibby for his (22 September) story, which addresses the outcome of the Council meeting on 16...

Library restrictions

Under Richmond Tweed Library restrictions announced today, our local libraries are now only offering click and collect, and online...

When is a sock not a sock?

A sock is not talked about much – it’s a simple device that is very well known. As the world...

Love Island takes over Federal – time to test the law?

The NSW government legislation has provided a permit for screen filming on private land in NSW without any Council oversight or accountability. This has led to Federal Village currently being overrun by the ITV film company.

Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

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NSW Budget wrap: how did Byron/Ballina do?

While Byron Shire roads get $25m of the $70m needed to get them up to a reasonable standard and Ballina gets a commitment for some money in the future for the hospital emergency department the environment is once again left to burn.

How the Ballina electorate fares in the NSW budget

The NSW Budget 2018-19 Electorate Report (Ballina) is a simple 13 page document that lists capital projects, transport projects, ‘Restart NSW fund projects’ and regional grant funds across this electorate.

Budget delivers little of government’s big promises

In recent weeks, northern rivers communities have been tantalised with promises by the state government. But when it came to setting out those promises in the ledger of yesterday’s state budget, there was little to see.

Coalition called on to fund Ballina election promises

With the state budget just hours away, Greens Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith has called on the coalition government to keep the many promises it made to the Ballina electors in during the March state election campaign.

Thin pickings for north coast in state budget

Not much of the state government’s highly publicised $60 billion infrastructure program has trickled as far as the north coast, according to its critics. The winners in this year’s budget have been health and roads, but even there concerns have been raised.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.