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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Images released of men who robbed the Byron Bowlo

Detectives investigating the armed robbery of a licensed premises in Byron Bay earlier this year, have released CCTV images and are appealing for public information that may assist their inquiries.

Vale Aunty Dulcie Nicholls 21.10.29 – 19.09.21

There is deep sadness in the community at the passing of Arakwal elder and matriarch, Dulcie Joan Nicholls, nee Kay, who was a proud Bundjalung woman born on Country at Tallow Creek, Byron Bay, October 21, 1929.

Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

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Cudgen RFS firefighter’s 70 years of brigade service

A small gathering of RFS members recently joined Tom Maye, his wife Carmel and their family, to celebrate an enormous milestone of 70 years of service.

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.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.