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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

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Charges laid over allegedly deliberately lit fires – Burringbar and Mooball

An RFS volunteer has been charged following an investigation into several, allegedly deliberately lit, fires in the Burringbar and Mooball areas.

Total fire ban for Far North Coast – Friday

A total fire ban is in place for the Far North Coast today (Friday, 25 September) with the fire danger being rated as ‘Very High’.

Editorial – Value our volunteers

There have been no shortage of challenges in Australia in the last few years – drought, fire, flood, and now COVID-19. And we are already heading back into fire season with local crews currently on the ground in Duranbah and Stokers Siding.

Local RFS recruits getting hands on during training

The RFS is back on track training new recruits for the Rural Fire Service (RFS) as they prepare for the next fire season.

Driver dies after vehicle careens off steep road in Main Arm

A person has died after a vehicle careened off a steep in Main Arm.

Festival tents headed for Cobargo

Inspired to help after fires raged through Cobargo on the NSW south coast, youth worker Nicqui Yazdi has assembled a crew to assist impacted residents.

Fire masks for RFS volunteers under the spotlight

While many brigades and communities have started raising funds to purchase P3 masks that have two stage filter systems an operational brief from the RFS raised concerns that crowd funding pages were being established ‘without the appropriate authority’. 

Join the RFS – Byron Brigade running info sessions

Byron Bay Rural Fire Brigade is calling for people in their area to come along and find out what it means to join the RFS and get involved.

RFS volunteers are invited to join the disco at Bay FM tonight

Bay FM are inviting volunteer fire-fighters to join them for a bit of disco fun tonight as guests of honour at Bay FM’s summer disco fundraiser.

Mullum Chamber gets behind fire efforts

The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce has remained active in raising funds for drought affected farmers in the Gwydir Shire, as well as raising money for local victims of the bushfires.

Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.