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Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

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Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore. 

Presidential act?

Everyone is talking about what Trump can get away with now a president is protected by immunity for official...

NSW Labor’s mental health reform aims to streamline agencies

Despite the presence of many high-quality services, the difficulties involved in navigating the mental health system as a whole can make seeking help a distressing experience rather than a therapeutic one.

Comp awards for Suffolk Tennis

Suffolk Park Tennis Tuesday adult social players celebrated their recent night competition season last Sunday at their sponsors Yulli’s. The...

Have your say on flood planning in Byron Shire

A planning instrument that guides development in floodplains is open for public comment, yet does not include the 2022 flood levels.

Tweed River dredging in July

Dredging to the entrance of the Tweed River will begin this month as part of the Tweed Sand Bypassing...

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A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

Wallum showdown unfolds in Brunswick Heads

Around eight people have been arrested so far, since almost fifty police arrived at the Wallum development in Brunswick Heads this morning to escort machinery and other work vehicles on to the site. Police include local officers, members of the NSW Public Order and Riot Squad, and Police Rescue.

Lismore Labor MP called out over native forest logging

More than five hundred people marched in the rain through Lismore to the local state member’s office in protest against government sanctioned native forest logging on Sunday.

Hundreds rally against fish farms in Hobart

Yesterday in nipaluna/Hobart, hundreds of concerned citizens joined the Fish Farms Out Now flotilla organized by Bob Brown Foundation, calling for fish farms to be removed from Tasmanian waters.

IWD flash mob at Mullumbimby Farmer’s Market

A small but dedicated group of women flash mobbed the Mullumbimby Farmer’s Market today to celebrate International Women’s Day and highlight some of the issues women face in the global and local community.

Gully of Giants protectors face court

Forest protectors Valerie Thompson and Kashmir Miller face court in Ballina today, charged with a series of offences related to suspending logging works in the Doubleduke State Forest.

Ballina rally against domestic violence this Friday

Police and Rotarians are inviting people on the Northern Rivers to wear purple and join them in speaking out against domestic violence this Friday in Ballina.

109 climate action activist arrests at Newcastle Port as G20 countries fail to reduce emissions and global warming continues

Police say they’ve charged more than a hundred protesters at the Rising Tide Newcastle Port blockade after three days of demonstrations.

Direct action as swift parrot habitat threatened

Failure by Tasmania’s Premier Rockliff to prevent the destruction of swift parrot breeding habitat has been called into question today as protests return to a logging area in the south of Tasmania.

Logging protest in swift parrot habitat as birds return to breed

This morning in southern Tasmania, a protest is taking place in the forest habitat of critically endangered swift parrots, where logging has been happening recently.

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Paddle-out for innovative shaper, Geoff McCoy

There are shapers and there are shapers.  Geoff McCoy was our local eminent, and world-recognised, master surfboard shaper. I call this gaggle of exclusive surfboard...