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Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

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Photo of the week – 29 May 2024

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St Helena Tunnel, Ewingsdale – changed overnight traffic conditions 

Essential maintenance at the St Helena Tunnel will be carried out overnight on the Pacific Motorway at Ewingsdale from Monday, 27 May.

Live animal export

For well over 20 years, the government has been promising to stamp out the horrendous cruelty and abuses fundamental...

Secret MoU adopted for flood co-operation

Mayor Michael Lyon downplayed the secrecy surrounding his request that councillors support a non-binding memorandum of understanding with flood recovery agencies and the body that represents local councils.

New community meeting room in Lismore

A new community meeting room, free for non-profit organisations and community groups to hire, has been launched at the Lismore Library.

Ballina adopts Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan

After an hour's debate, Ballina Shire Council voted to adopt its own Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan at its last meeting.

Stories about "rescues":

New remote-controlled rescue device for Bruns

Marine Rescue Brunswick says its rescue capability has been bolstered thanks to a new state-of-the-art life-saving device.

SES clocks up almost 25k incident responses in ’23

The New South Wales State Emergency Service (SES), says it’s been another busy year for volunteers, with more than 24,800 incidents responded to by dedicated members in bright orange.   

2023 off to a busy start for surf lifesavers

Surf Life Saving NSW says a man has drowned on the state's Far South Coast on a day volunteer lifesavers were put under the pump by hot weather and large crowds on the state's beaches.

Coordinating search and rescues in Lismore from a kitchen table in Lennox Head

Like so many otherwise ordinary civilians, Claire Sowden found herself responding to relentless calls for urgent help as the Northern Rivers flood emergency took over on Monday 28 February 2022.

Only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported in NSW result in guilty outcome

The latest study from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), shows that only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported to NSW Police end up in a guilty verdict in court.

Ballina adopts Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan

After an hour's debate, Ballina Shire Council voted to adopt its own Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan at its last meeting.

Households warned against smoke alarm complacency

Firefighters, NRL stars and other top athletes are urging households across the state to make sure they have working smoke alarms fitted in their homes, as Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) launches its annual Winter Fire Safety Campaign.

Surf like a woman

Local surfing legend Pauline Menczer has told her remarkable story in a new book, 'Surf Like a Woman', which tells the story of how she overcame sexism, homophobia and rheumatoid arthritis to become World Surfing Champion.