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Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

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$1500 council fee rebates for farmers

NSW Farmers commends the NSW Government on its delivery of a rebate scheme for NSW and local government fees and charges, following its $500 million commitment in the State Budget last year.

Sprout lovers

Sprouts can sometimes be overlooked on the weekly grocery list… except for those in the know, of course!

Lilac house bound by red tape

Mullumbimby resident Nicole Haberecht is facing a $3,000 fine and the prospect of repainting her house after Council made a demand that she change the colour after it was painted a shade of lilac.

Northern Rivers Food Harvest food trail will return in 2021!

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, to be held on the weekend of 1–2 May 2021, is guaranteed to be a very Northern Rivers experience, reflecting and celebrating the distinctive provenance of our region’s food. The Trail will offer lots of wonderful eating and drinking experiences; being jam-packed with our most-acclaimed restaurants, producers, farmers and growers.

Disguised junk mail

A Sinclair, Mullumbimby Does anyone know who is responsible for the thinly disguised bundles of junk mail that are now...

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

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NSW Australian of the Year to give Australia Day Address

With the sting of the 2019/20 fires still smarting and the threat of more on the way during the current hot and dry conditions, it's only fitting that former Rural Fire Service (RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM will deliver the 2021 Australia Day Address.

Total Fire Ban for the Far North Coast today

The New South Wales RFS have declared a Total Fire Ban for the Far North Coast and North Western regions today, Monday 23 November, owing to forecast hot and windy conditions.

Bushfire season starts today for some local areas

The RFS have released a statement advising that an additional 21 areas will begin the bush fire season today due to local conditions.

Duranbah fire being controlled

An RFS spokesman said that a house was destroyed by fire in Mooball yesterday. The Duranbah bushfire has covered 294 ha and is being controlled by local crews with support from the air.

NSW needs 1,000 new firefighting workers to avoid another Black Summer

The Public Service Association says that any increase in hazard reduction or land clearing targets, must be managed by a paid and permanent workforce.

Six northern NSW areas begin fire danger period

After last year's devastating and tragic fire season, the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) are doing their best to prevent the same thing happening again in 2020/2021.

Supreme Court: NSW RFS must keep $51 million

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled on the $51 million donated to the Rural Fire Services & Brigades Donations Fund. The money was predominantly raised by comedian, media personality and Instagram queen, Celeste Barber.

Local firefighters honoured on St Florian’s Day

After this season's fire catastrophe, we can't help but know that all firefighters are heores, but on the fourth of May each year, the annual Firefighter's Awards are given to outstanding firefighters

Honouring firies on International Firefighters Day

The recent fire season is one that will not be forgotten quickly. The stories and images that remain after the smoke cleared, will take a place in history as both a reminder and a cautionary tale.

Fire season comes to an ‘official’ close in NSW

We all know too well that the planet doesn't run on a human timetable, but in a spark of positive news, today marks the official end to the most devastating bush fire season in the state’s history.

SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.