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NSW – bad to worse

While Gladys has left the building and we have a new religious fanatic in the top job, things are...

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Staff cuts at Murwillumbah mega school

The NSW Teacher's Federations says that the proposed merger of four schools in Murwillumbah will result in the loss of at least 19 teaching positions.

I’m back!

Over the past few weeks I’ve stayed out of the limelight in order to rest for the election campaign,...

When is a sock not a sock?

A sock is not talked about much – it’s a simple device that is very well known. As the world...

#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

Around 50 people gathered on Friday morning at the big fig tree near the Condong sugar mill to join the world-wide #Bigbadbiomass protest against the use of biomass to create energy and to emphasise that burning biomass is not ‘environmentally friendly’.

Stories about "NYE Kiss":

The over-popular art of kissing

Robert Dessaix ‘Bésame,’ she croons with swelling passion, ‘bésame mucho …’ Kiss me a lot.  And I think she means it. She sounds lushly Cuban....

Festive fun begins to wind up across the region

It’s been the party that just keeps going. New Year’s Eve celebrations across the region are finally beginning to wind up today, with revelers enjoying the last day at the Falls Festival near Byron Bay, while others will be packing up campsites at the Tropical Fruits party in Lismore.

Ben Smith leaving Ballina Council

The unique contributions of current Deputy Mayor Ben Smith to Ballina Shire Council are coming to an end, as he's decided to hang up his councillor hat after thirteen years, and not contest the December election.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: ‘What’s that, Skip?’

I love Kangaroos. Like most people my age I grew up eating my dinner off a Skippy plate. Seeing Sonny and Skip was a real incentive to finish my dinner. I wanted a kangaroo friend too. I wanted to say ‘What’s that, Skip?’ And Skip would tell me ‘There was a murder down at the gorge’...

Blue skies for Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields is very much a family business with father-and-son team Otto and Jasch Saeck working alongside each other on their 160-acre farm at...