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Check a charity’s status before donating to a good cause

It wouldn't be the first time generous people have been scammed by fake charities and in the wake of the Tonga disaster, Australia's charity regulator is urging a quick check before donating.

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Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and...

Stories about "rates":

IPART decision sees council rates to grow with the population

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal have announced this morning that the amount that councils will be able to increase the revenue they can collect from rates will depend on their level of population growth.

Ballina Council debates waiving Seagulls debt

The matter of over $15,000 owing to Ballina Shire Council by the Ballina Seagulls Rugby League for unpaid rates was discussed at council's last meeting.

Vacant land, not homes, to be auctioned over unpaid rates – Lismore

If you don’t pay your rates to the council then they can sell your property. In August last year Lismore City Council (LCC) announced that 15 properties would be sold at auction to recover unpaid rates, some with overdue rates of up to $42,000.

Any size house on any size lot in Tweed under discussion

The debate on the potential to allow dual occupancies to be built on small rural properties in Tweed Shire rested on the vote of...

Lismore rate rise on the agenda

An extraordinary meeting of Lismore Council is being held on Tuesday June 19 and will look at approving a pegged rate rise.

Byron ratepayers hit with hefty rise

Byron Shire Council yesterday voted for a 7.5 per cent rates hike over four years, yet the actual increase across residential, commercial and farmland is yet to be thrashed out.

The monster Byron rate rise

Jens Krause, Byron Bay. Byron shire councillors are held on a short leash. Complex financial information released only a few days before a crucial meeting to decide the financial future of the shire and the potential ruin of individuals. Scrutinizing undesirable, the general manager's word is the gospel.

Byron shire’s 60 per cent rates hike way too much

Asren Pugh, acting secretary, Byron Labor. Over the last few weeks Byron Labor has called for residents across the shire to let our local councilors know that we do not support a 60 per cent increase to our rates.

Byron shire’s rate rise angst

Louise Andrews, Byron Bay. I have just completed the Byron Shire Council survey on the Special Rate Variation. The last section asking for a rating of options was confusing.

LIsmore rates look set to rise again

The Lismore City Council will tomorrow night consider its annual operational plan, which includes rate increases of $140 for urban ratepayers.

Lismore Council’s Advisory Groups need you

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg said the Council is seeking passionate locals to participate in the Aboriginal Advisory Group, the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group and the Nimbin Advisory Group.

A new Mungo needed

A new Mungo is needed to investigate, report and comment, because the major media sure as hell ain’t! When is the Australian Government (via the...

Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

Validity of a visa

As a 90-year-old, I have travelled many years since I was 18 years of age; to America, the UK and Europe on a ‘visa’,...