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Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

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TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night...

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression,...

Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

Discourse

Dear Editor, good on you for your piece reminding us about the importance of public discourse. Like you, I find...

Stories about "NSW drought":

1,330% increase in land clearing under NSW Liberal–National leadership

The bush, the forests, the animals, and the people of NSW – make that Australia – have been enduring the back to back impacts of flood, drought, fire, flood, and now the COVID-19 pandemic. What could make this any worse?

Call to NSW government to protect our devastated rainforests

The rainforests of north-east NSW have been ravaged by both fire and drought leaving animals packed into the remaining areas. The NSW government is being called on to put in place real protection for what is left.

$1m drought relief for Lismore and Richmond Valley Councils

Lismore and Richmond Valley drought affected communities have now had the drought communities fund extended to their areas.

Hands-on help needed after devastating fires

After the fires have gone there are innumerable jobs to do to get farmers and graziers back up and running. A little of your time can make all the difference...

Don’t let your livestock die – plan for summer

From the impact of fires to the ongoing drought as we head into summer now it the time to plan ahead for your livestock.

Drought support: a little help goes a long way

The Mullumbimby Chamber are assisting drought stricken farmers in the Gwydir Shire and sent another load of necessities costing around $10,000 to Bingara last week.

Is the heatwave climate change in action?

Independent NSW MP Jeremy Buckingham has warned that we need action on climate change now to protect the people we love, and our planet, from dangerous climate change.

Mullum green day a success for farmers

Last Friday saw Mullumbimby shops and residents dressing up in green to support ‘grass for farmers’ as part of their ongoing fundraising efforts to support drought stricken farmers.

Bangalow supports drought stricken farmers

The local townships of Bangalow and Mullumbimby have been working hard to raise awareness of the drought, raise funds and provide assistance to help drought-affected communities in Bingara and the broader Gwydir Shire.

Pulling together for drought relief continues

Locals are putting their money where their mouths are and continuing to raise funds to help drought stricken communities. From donating auction items for fundraisers to Kerry O'Brien interviewing drought affected farmers everyone is coming on board.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.