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NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

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Firefighter injured battling large blaze in vehicle scrap yard

Fire fighters battled explosions and large blaze in a vehicle scrap yard at Trenayr, north of Grafton on Monday.

Natural burial site found unsuitable

The long-standing plan to create a natural burial ground for locals who want to be buried sustainably has hit a major hurdle, with the site favoured for this use found to be completely unsuitable.

Cinema: Seriously Red

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0RCj3-Pz50 If you’re a fan of Dolly Parton, then this just might be your happy place for the summer. Seriously...

Vehicles on beaches

Some Ballina councillors have their heads in the sand about vehicles on beaches! I ask them to think about...

Planning for Casino and Urban Growth

Richmond Valley Council is seeking community feedback on two key strategic documents - the draft Richmond Valley Growth Management Strategy and Casino Place Plan.

The unassuming grooves of Bobby Alu

Having just clocked up 50 shows with Xavier Rudd, Bobby Alu is back in town for a solo show...

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BoM: rain and thunderstorms until mid-week

According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), widespread rain and thunderstorms across eastern Australia may lead to more river level rises and flooding in more areas. It is likely these conditions will persist until mid-week before easing.

NSW SES Watch and Act: Prepare To Isolate – Nimbin and The Channon

The NSW SES advises people in Nimbin and The Channon and surrounds to PREPARE TO ISOLATE by 9am tomorrow, Monday, October 24, for up to 3 days or more owing to predictions that the creeks within the upper Wilson's River catchment will rise

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.

Byron Council and Splendour – rain, camping and traffic queues

Splendour in the Grass has released a statement about the challenges caused by the rain, on the festival which starts today.

BOM clarifies rain warning

Sarah Scully, Senior Meterologist at the Bureau of Meteorology, has this afternoon issued a statement clarifying the BOM's latest understanding of the flood risk to NSW.

NSW bracing for more heavy rain

While the Northern Rivers does not appear to be in the direct firing line this time, the NSW State Emergency Service is urging residents elsewhere in the state to prepare for significant rainfall.

Showers and thunderstorms to continue with flood watches in place

The Bureau of Meteorology says that for the northern New South Wales coast, and parts of the Northern Tablelands, north of and including Forster, occasional showers and thunderstorms may result in heavy rainfall.

Rain ceremony as part of Mullum sculpture festival

Over a hundred people are gathered in Palm Park in Mullumbimby for a rain making ceremony. People are welcome to join the ceremony.

Start of storm season sees rainfall and possible thunderstorms

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) urges communities to prepare for possible thunderstorms developing tonight and into the morning over the Northern Rivers bringing possible localized heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

Heavy weather to hit NSW

Minor flooding, severe weather and coastal wind warnings have been issued for NSW as a low pressure system rumbles along coast.

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.