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Fire danger period to end early for Northern Rivers

Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley are among the local government areas (LGAs) that will see an early end to  the Bush Fire Danger Period.

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Silence broken on gender pay gaps

The exposure of the gender pay gaps in large Australian organisations is a turning point for gender equality, but more must be done to hold employers to account, says a University of South Australia researcher.

Bangalow rezoning proposal includes first affordable housing lot for Council 

A scheme created by Byron Council in a bid to generate more affordable housing in the shire looks set to get its first workout when a housing project comes before this week’s Council meeting.

Wallum: lies built on foundation of truth

I am 51 and have been homeless for eight years. I live in a van in a paddock. In...

Gratitude for the ‘vagina’ events

This year I joined the V-day dance for the first time and I will treasure this sacred gathering for...

The zucchini omelette returns!

Victoria Cosford After a near 12-month absence, brother and sister team Rob and Michelle Costanzo from Nomadic Kitchen are coming...

Nixie Ryan takes second at Port Stephens Pro

Lennox Head surfer Nixie Ryan was a good wave short in the final of the Port Stephens Pro so had to settle for second place behind World Junior Champion Sierra Kerr last week.

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Delivering employment pathways for diverse women

Local organisations in the Lismore electorate can now apply for funding for programs that empower women from diverse backgrounds to thrive in the workforce.

Tamara Smith announces new Wollongbar preschool

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens Early Learning Spokesperson, has welcomed an announcement from the NSW government to build a new public preschool adjacent to Wollongbar public school.

‘Please help us’: NSW school cleaners step up demands

The union representing NSW school cleaners has stepped up demands that the state government address impossible workloads and dangerous workplaces as they return for the new school year.

CCTV coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council are set to receive $270,000 to deliver five mobile CCTV cameras, with funding from the NSW government as part of the $37.2 million Local Small Commitments Allocation Program.

Another Casino greyhound death

The second racing death of a greyhound at the Casino track in November has highlighted the failures of the racing industry’s safety initiatives, say animal welfare advocates.

Red imported fire ants in South Murwillumbah update

Following the eradication of the five red imported fire ants nests at South Murwillumbah on the weekend, the State Government says it has been further implementing its fire ant plan by focusing on tracing, surveillance and educating local businesses and the community.

No amendments, no support, say Greens

The NSW Greens will be voting against the government’s proposed climate laws unless amendments are agreed to that set more ambitious emissions reductions and require the government to actually achieve the targets.

Government opens EOI process for Feros Byron

Today the residents of Feros Village in Byron Bay and their families and supporters have finally heard the news they have been waiting 10 months for – the NSW Government has opened an expression of interest (EOI) process for potential operators to provide aged care accommodation at the site under a long-term lease.

Gumbaynggirr Elder violently arrested in Newry State Forest

Preceding a weekend of forest actions, the conflict in Newry State Forest on the Mid-North Coast further escalated late last week as NSW Police violently arrested and locked up Gumbaynggirr Elder, Bumajin, after he attempted to perform ceremony in the forest.

Lismore Council stripped of planning powers 

NSW Planning Minister, Anthony Roberts, has removed planning powers from Lismore City Council, after councillors failed, on February 14, to constitute a local planning panel.

Israel Palestine

Audacious, humane, sensible, permanent. Achieving such a solution to the present Middle East crisis would require persons of state, that, unlike the current ones...

Byron Dog Rescue: 20 years of lifesaving love and dedication

Celebrating two decades of compassion and dedication to our four-legged friends by Byron Dog Rescue.

Stolen ute, ransacked service station and vandalised police cars

Stolen Brunswick Heads ute allegedly taken on wild adventure ransacking service station and being party to vandalising police cars before being abandoned in the bush at Coraki.

Byron Council reduces fossil fuel investment to 56%

Byron Shire Council investments in projects linked to fossil fuel production decreased significantly after the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) relaxed rules last year.