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Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

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Sovereign citizens have ‘zero’ legal status in Australia, says former magistrate

Can we really tell authorities we ‘don’t consent’ to rules around mask-wearing, public gatherings or, as was more common before the pandemic, traffic and drug offences, and be excused?

New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

Civil war

Peter Olson, Goonengerry Professor Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, says that by Christmas time, people will be more...

$10k fine for man who flew to Ballina while COVID infected, as govt takes Pfizer vaccine from regions

A young man who left COVID lockdown in Sydney and flew to Ballina while infected with the virus has been fined nearly $10,000 for numerous health order breaches in NSW and Queensland.

A disappointing limbo? Byron candidates on delayed council elections

Mr Dey, incumbent Mr Lyon and four other mayoral candidates were already busy campaigning for the top spot when NSW Local Government Minister Shelly Hancock delayed the election for a second time.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

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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.

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.

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

Cherry-picked COVID-19 statistics: Were the weekend’s ‘Freedom Rallies’ based on science?

A flyer recently dropped into the letterboxes of some New South Wales residents urged people to attend the controversial ‘Freedom Rallies’ – Let’s break it down and present some context.