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Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.

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The COVID-19 Booster: Latest news from the pandemic

The COVID-19 Booster is Cosmos Magazine’s weekly shot of the latest research, news and data from the pandemic.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: For Sale: Moral compass

Some weeks it’s hard to navigate the big feelings I have around injustice; the kind of injustice that occurs every day, everywhere, underwritten by the privilege of some at the expense of the many. The shit stuff people get away with! The shit stuff no one notices. Shit stuff always happens to people who don’t have much to start with. I sometimes wonder how you can hear story after story and not realise the system is broken. Capitalism sucks. Let’s go break stuff – like, the dominant paradigm! We haven’t managed to subvert it – so can we smash it into tiny pieces? Please?

Only real farmers and real food at Byron Farmers Market

Later this year, Byron Farmers Market will celebrate its 20th birthday. An impressive feat given that when it first...

Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.

Fuel stolen from farmer

The cost of fuel continues to be a major consideration in the budget, particularly in country areas where distances travelled are inevitably further for your average daily needs like accessing shops, schools and other activities.

Guest chef brings something fun, casual to Barrio

Joining Chef Santiago Socrate at Barrio Eatery & Bar’s guest chef barbeque, on Wednesday 24 August 2022, is Chef...

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Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

What symbolises your town?

Residents of Bangalow, Mullumbimby, and Brunswick Heads are being asked about the type of pictures on signs that represent them and their towns.

Pacific Highway from Glenugie to Tyndale open

A large section of roadworks on the Pacific Highway is complete and today the 36 kilometre Glenugie to Tyndale section of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade is open.

Teen and three adults refused bail after Northern Rivers police chase

Police said they charged four people after several police chases on the Northern Rivers on Sunday.

Man caught driving wrong way on M1 so drunk he couldn’t stand

Police say it was only through their good work that a serious crash was avoided north of Byron Saturday night.

Woman survives highway crash near Ocean Shores

A 45-year-old woman survived a crash on the Pacific Highway over the weekend. Unfortunately a maltese terrier with her in the car died. Graham Nickisson from...

Peak hour traffic jams at Uncle Toms caused by road works

Traffic is currently backed up both coming into and leaving Mullumbimby at the Uncle Toms turn off

Pacific Highway closed at Woodburn due to truck accident

The Pacific Highway north of Woodburn has been closed in both directions due to a truck rollover about three kilometres north of the town earlier this morning.

Group raises access issues over Evans Head workers’ donga

Has Richmond Valley Council approved a ‘caravan park’ for Pacific Highway workers with no access from the site to the main road?

Ballina highway opponents hope to make Burabi a household name

Residents opposed to the proposed deviation of the Pacific Highway through the Blackwall Range near Ballina are hoping to make Burabi, the local Aboriginal name for koala, a household word. It will feature on t-shirts being designed by local artist Tim Roberts.

Have your say on aged care facility in Kingscliff  

The developers of new $150 million redevelopment ‘designed to meet the growing and evolving needs of seniors in the region’, are inviting Kingscliff residents to take part in community consultation.

Fuel stolen from farmer

The cost of fuel continues to be a major consideration in the budget, particularly in country areas where distances travelled are inevitably further for your average daily needs like accessing shops, schools and other activities.

Developer proposes light industrial in Federal

Tasteful, reasonable and useful? Or noisy, oversized and intrusive? This is the question at the heart of the debate over a light industrial development that has been proposed for the heart of Federal.

‘We’re back!’ Homecoming for The Channon market

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached far beyond things most people expected – one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far North Coast is held.