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Cr Darlene Cook: ‘working to restore accountability and trust in our Council’

Current Lismore Councillor Darlene Cook has served one term on Lismore Council and at the December LGA election, she plans to run for Mayor.

Government secrecy around health advice defended by local Nats MP

The NSW Liberal-Nationals government’s attempt to block transparency around its health advice with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney last June will now become public.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Black bellied whale sighted at Ballina dubbed ‘Liquorice’

For years southern waters whale watchers have been keeping their eyes keen for Migaloo and his offspring, but just...

Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning...

Staff cuts at Murwillumbah mega school

The NSW Teacher's Federations says that the proposed merger of four schools in Murwillumbah will result in the loss of at least 19 teaching positions.

Stories about "recycling":

Getting the right stuff in your bins in the Tweed

Tweed Council is asking residents to be more careful with what waste they put in which bin – a surprising amount of the area's refuse, both recycling and landfill, ends up in the wrong receptacle.

Local team aims to build recycling centre

A group of local recycling enthusiasts received a much-needed boost to their efforts last Thursday, when they received $17,500 at the Southern Cross Credit Union office in Mullumbimby. 

Solar panel and battery recycling grants

As the renewables revolution has accelerated, e-waste problems with solar panels and batteries have emerged. A new round of grants from the NSW EPA aims to prevent these items going to landfill.

Multi million dollar grant for recycling solution

With the earth slowly choking on our discarded rubbish, a joint project to tackle plastic pollution has received a $2.49 million dollar grant from the Australian Government to help solve the problem.

Incineration invention aims for zero waste

Hans Lovejoy The inventor of a system that claims to incinerate waste and pollutants without emissions will be holding a public meeting January 18 at...

Recycling your thingies with KNAG

The Lismore Knitting Nannas Against Gas (KNAG) are on a mission to recycle every bit of tiny plastic they can, to help save the land, air, and water for the kiddies.

Keep #RecyclingRight in the Ballina Shire

Ballina Shire Council is urging residents to keep recycling after staff watched a television story on the weekend.

School holiday fun in Lismore – for free

With the school holidays coming just around the corner, finding something new and exciting to do is becoming difficult.

Not just tourists dumping trash

In a society based on constant consumption the increasing amount of rubbish being thrown at charities has become overwhelming.

SHIFT your recycling for women

If you recycle at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay in January and February, Byron's SHIFT Project is one of the local beneficiaries of your recycling payment.

Blue skies for Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields is very much a family business with father-and-son team Otto and Jasch Saeck working alongside each other on their 160-acre farm at...

Cacao wow

After ten years of wholesale trading from their small factory, Byron Bay Cacao’s stunning new retail space is now open to the public. The...

Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning things to her advantage. When...

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.