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Floodplain developments major concern for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities

Concerned community representatives for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities met with Member for Tweed Geoff Provest last Friday to discuss the risks of approved but yet to built developments on flood prone land.

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Bundjalung art market

This year the region’s favourite Art on Bundjalung Market is coming to Kyogle on Saturday 22 October. The event...

How to weave yarns and community this weekend

Beginner and advanced basket weavers have a chance to develop their skills under master tutelage this weekend in Ballina with thanks to the Northern Rivers Community Gallery.

Native treats found in Broken Head

Auntie’s Cafe has now opened in Broken Head Holiday Park and is serving a delicious menu inspired by local native foods.

Just us, with the wild goat

Simon Haslam I don’t know if you can recall one of those luminous moments in your life when it just...

Police pursuit after ute and motorbike stolen

NSW Police were at Pat Smith Park in Dulguigan, after reports a motorcycle had been stolen. As they arrived two males fled the scene, one on a motorcycle and the other in an Isuzu utility. The utility failed to stop for police and a pursuit was initiated.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Confessions of an Ugly Sister

I like myself. It’s taken a long time to realise that I’m okay; to stop measuring myself against benchmarks where I always come up short. Obviously not literally. I’m a tall person. Tall people are perceived as confident and powerful and capable. It’s how I see myself.

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Animal Justice Party brings home the bacon

The results are in for the final seat in the NSW upper house, and just about everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. Here’s why.

CSG is first priority for new Ballina MP

New Greens Ballina MP Tamara Smith has wasted no time getting on with the job. As the election result was being called yesterday Ms Smith was already in Sydney learning the lay of the land.

Bangalow voters shun rail trail

Jens Krause, Byron Bay. The Nationals candidate for Ballina received 355 primary votes out of 1,333 counted at the Bangalow polling booth. That is 27 per cent or roughly one quarter. The heartland of the rail trail lobby is Bangalow.

Greens cry foul over nursing-home lockout

The Ballina Greens have called on the NSW Electoral Commission to declare invalid votes from a Ballina Catholic aged care centre after it refused the party permission to leave electoral materials for residents.

West Byron newspaper ad inaccurate: residents

  An advertisement taken out by Byron Shire real estate agent and councillor Rose Wanchap in The Byron Shire Echo last week riled up...

Track removal, public transport major issues for Byron voters

Ripping up the railway tracks emerged as an unpopular move from the Ocean Shores meet the candidates night, held on Monday.

Landcare languishing after government cuts

Jeremy Buckingham, Greens NSW MLC. We are currently facing an agricultural and environmental crisis in NSW. Landcare, has had its funding and infrastructure support cut by successive governments and is now fighting for survival.

Number every box when you vote

Richard Jones, former MLC 1988-2003, Possum Creek. The Northern Rivers is no longer natural National Party territory. Change is in the air - but only if electors don't allow their votes to expire and become worthless

Nationals are an environmental disaster

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. I agree with the National’s Kris Beavis that ‘nothing is more important than protecting our environment’, though he needs to realise that it is not just about recycling waste while he trashes the environment. The National Party’s record speaks for itself.

Ballina candidates upbeat at Byron forum

Five NSW state election candidates for the seat of Ballina faced their potential employers at a job interview (otherwise known as a meet the candidates forum) in the Byron Bay Community Centre on Tuesday .

How to weave yarns and community this weekend

Beginner and advanced basket weavers have a chance to develop their skills under master tutelage this weekend in Ballina with thanks to the Northern Rivers Community Gallery.

Celebration as Farrelly House reopens in Lismore

On Tuesday to the relief and joy of dozens of Lismore folk, Farrelly House, the home of Red Inc. and the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS), reopened on Magallan Street.

A journey of a step or two

Apart from organic shiraz, my latest investment in health is this mini-stepper, or ‘massage stepper’ as they call it in the country of origin.

Tweed Council leads the way for responsible dog ownership

The reality is that if you let your dog off-leash in areas where there is native wildlife from birds to wallabies they will disturb nesting sites and potentially attack, maim and kill wildlife, regardless of how much you love them.