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Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

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776 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

There’s no shortage of positive COVID-19 cases in the Northern NSW Health District with the current count likely to be an underestimation of the numbers due to the overwhelmed testing capacity.

Mullum Fire and Rescue team needs you

It’s a rare opportunity to join the Mullumbimby 388 Fire Station Fire and Rescue team with recruitment only taking place every four to five years.

Lismore Council votes in Cr Peter Colby as the new Deputy Mayor

The new Lismore Council met last night for the first time and one of the first orders of business was to elect a Deputy Mayor. The position will be held until September this year.

What do you do next if you test positive to COVID?

With more than a third of callers to the National Coronavirus Helpline asking about isolation, healthdirect has launched a guide to help those who are COVID-19 positive know what they should do while isolating at home and when to seek medical help.

No by-elections during this Tweed Council term

Tuesday's Tweed Council meeting's second order of business was to decide if a by-election should take place if a councillor could not continue in their elected role. 

Under-resourced

A compliance officer working for Byron Shire Council (BSC) has told a Brunswick resident who was attacked by a...

Stories about "renewables":

EVs, solar, storage and tree-planting: Ballina Shire Council’s climate change policy

‘More ambitious than the NSW and Australian government targets,’ says the Ballina Shire Council’s sustainability projects officer, Sharyn Hunnisett, of the local government’s draft climate change policy.

Should NSW coal be replaced by SA renewables?

At first blush it might sound like a no-brainer but when energy distribution companies are involved, nothing is quite what it seems, argues Giles Parkinson.

Australia’s energy transition hostage to Marshall law

The consequences of South Australia’s election result last Saturday will be felt far beyond the state’s borders.

Solar employs over 10,000 Australians

Some 16,042 rooftop PVA systems were installed over January, supporting 5,337 full-time jobs, according to the latest Renewable Energy Index. And another 5,456 jobs are set to be created by large-scale solar farms under construction.

Tide turns as solar, storage costs trump naysayers

Looking at the machinations over the proposed Adani coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin this week, it is hard to imagine that any sort of progress has been made in Australia in what all but a determined few accept is the inevitable clean energy transition.

Falling green-energy costs ‘to stop’ fossil-fuel growth

Falling costs of renewable energy technologies could lead to a halt in the growth of global demand for environmentally harmful fossil fuels, according to a new report.

New-age bikes take Tyalgum by storm

The first in many moves to see the town of Tyalgum go off-grid took place on the weekend with RenewEconomy editor and Echonetdaily contributor Giles Parkinson there to oversee it.

Australia’s big energy switch

According to global analysts Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the future is clear: wind and solar will replace coal and gas fired generation, and a lot quicker than many think.

Green future or no future

Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville What is missing from election campaigns are a narrative and vision for the future. Instead all we get are three word slogans....

Big crowd turns out to see renewable energy in action

Around 2,000 people attended the inaugural Renew Fest sustainability festival at Mullumbimby Showground on Saturday (June 18) , exceeding even the organisers' expectations.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.

Lismore Council chooses costly by-election over ‘countback’ if a council position becomes vacant

New Councillor Big Rob took to the floor of the Lismore Council chambers during the first council meeting (Tuesday 11, January) to repeatedly speak...