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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

Queensland NSW border to open up this Saturday

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today (Thursday, 13 January) that the Queensland NSW border would no longer require a...

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

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.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 19 January, 2022

Welcome back to the Brunswick Picture House Brett and Chris from the Brunswick Picture House, and their entire team, believe...

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Twenty-five fire crew at Piggabeen house blaze

Fire crews and emergency services were called to a blaze at Piggabeen in the early hours of Monday.

A fun day out for local RFS members

Recognising the unpaid dedication of their RFS members and their families the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) has run a series of seven family days across the state for RFS members and their families including one at Knockrow Macadamia Castle near Ballina last Saturday.

New captain for Mullum RFS brigade

The Mullumbimby Rural Fire Service (RFS) recently welcomed their new Captain Phill Le Marinel who said he is excited about growing the brigade.

Early bushfire season for 74 NSW council areas

The Rural Fire Service had already declared an early start to the bushfire danger season for areas on the Northern Rivers in August but last week added another 53 local government areas to the list.

Get ready for fire season this weekend

It is time to get ready for the fire season. Find out how to protect your home and family at this weekends Get Ready Weekend. Volunteer firefighters are there to give advice on how to be prepared – there will also be fun activities for the kids to enjoy.

Woman charged with stealing firefighting equipment

It seems inconceivable that in the middle of a bushfire emergency someone would break into a fire truck and steal valuable firefighting equipment. But that’s exactly what happened yesterday in Lismore.

Main Arm fire brigade celebrates 75 years of community

From long haired hippies to National Party supporters, the whole community came out on Saturday to celebrate 75 years of the Main Arm rural fire service.

Volunteers rural fireys deserve apology from minister

Guy Zangari, shadow minister for emergency services. NSW emergency services minister David Elliott has refused to apologise to rural volunteer firefighters after comparing them to characters from the 1970s comedy Dad’s Army.

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18 January. These numbers include 663...

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.