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An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

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Man charged after dramatic hinterland police chase

A dramatic police chase from highway to hinterland bush in the early hours of the morning has led to the expected court appearance of a 26-year-old man today.

Stolen flag

I was a strong supporter of the ‘Yes’ campaign in the referendum last year and each Australia Day I...

They got the Dojo Rise

Adam Blesing, Sean Dedrick and Anthony Sherwood are Dojo Rise – forging their own unique footprint in the music industry, with their uplifting south coast sound; an eclectic fusion of reggae/dub, pop and indie soul.

Non-alcohol options

Whether you’re going alcohol-free for a period, or just managing your consumption, the better your non-alcoholic drink tastes, the more likely you are to stick to your strategy. While I’m not a big beer drinker, at my local pub I’ll always grab a beer, and the other night I found the Hiatus Non-Alcoholic Pacific Ale, with its classic tropical aromas, but a little bitterness, perfect for the warm summer evening.

New programs and plenty of tennis have flowed from tennis court upgrades in Suffolk Park

Suffolk Park Tennis is in full swing after court enhancements and the introduction of a full program since then. The...

MIA: Balson on Wallum

Dear Cr Balson, I understand that you attended the Byron Council meeting last Thursday very briefly, but absented yourself from...

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NSW Govt buys PEL 445

The state government has spent $1 million buying back Dart Energy's coal-seam gas licence PEL 445, which covers a large part of the northern rivers, despite only having renewed the licence in December last year.

CSG buyback scheme extended by 90 days

The state government has announced it has extended the controversial CSG Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) buyback scheme by three months, with energy minister Anthony Roberts saying he was in 'extended negotiations' with a number of licence-holders.

Midnight reached with no CSG buyback in sight

Last night a group of Knitting Nannas camped out in front of Thomas George’s office demanding to know if the coalition government had succeeded in buying back the controversial PEL 445 CSG licence, to no avail.

Dart Energy’s north-coast CSG licence renewed

Labor and the Greens have slammed the state government's six-year renewal of Dart Energy's CSG exploration licence on the north coast, although campaigners have welcomed some concessions.

Page ‘a hypocrite’ on CSG says MP Elliot

Retiring Ballina MP Don Page’s final speech to NSW parliament in which he pushed for his electorate to be coal-seam gas (CSG) free has been seized on by federal MP for Richmond Justine Elliot who slammed it as ‘absolute hypocrisy’.

Police confirm two babies dead on February 11 in Mullumbimby

NSW Police have confirmed that at about 2am Sunday 11 February, emergency services were called to a home in Mullumbimby following reports of a concern for welfare.

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

Affordable housing summit next week

As the affordable housing issue shows no signs of easing in the near future, key figures in the housing, property, and finance sectors will come together to tackle the country’s housing challenges at the ninth Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

Lorikeets on the mend as paralysis season eases

A poorly-understood phenomenon where lorikeets in the region becoming paralysed and unable to fly is thankfully coming to an end for 2024, says WIRES wildlife vet, Dr Tania Bishop.