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A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

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Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

After a long, arduous and uninformed debate… Saddle Road DA approved

Councillors finally ‘got there in the end’, interim Mayor, Michael Lyon, told an exhausted audience after many hours of confused meandering at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

Phone scam – Just.Hang.Up.

Crime Stoppers says that almost 90 per cent of Australians have received at least one nuisance or unwanted call every week

Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

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Who’s running in the seat of Richmond?

There are eight candidates for the federal electorate of Richmond, which covers the Byron, Ballina and Tweed shires. The seat has been held since 2004...

Giant coal mine looms large in Richmond poll campaign

The controversial giant Chinese-owned coal mine on the Liverpool Plains in northern NSW has become the opening salvo for the federal election campaign in Richmond.

Richmond MP not happy with Larry’s mining interests

The gloves are well and truly off for the federal election campaign in Richmond for the poll tipped for later this year, with sitting MP Justine Elliott attacking her former political foe Larry Anthony, who is making a surprise tilt at the seat again.

Whimsical works bring Japanese simplicity to Ballina

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is hosting an exhibition, Parade, by artist Katka Adams, which opens today and closes on 4 August. Katka,...

CSG campaigner’s charges dismissed

An anti coal seam gas campaigner whose actions in following a truck driver who had been dumping toxic drill mud from a Metgasco test...

Australia votes – live blog

[10.15] Tony Abbott has claimed victory: 'The government of Australia has changed for just the seventh time since 2001 and the Labor Party's vote is at its lowest level in more than 100 years.'

Elliot holds onto Richmond

Despite a certain change of government after today's federal election, sitting Richmond MP Justine Elliot has held onto her seat.

A spokesman for Richmond MP Justine Elliot says they have been encouraged by the results so far which are 'looking positive'. Mrs Elliot, who...

Coalition set to slash regional funding

Nationals leader Warren Truss has confirmed that, if elected, the coalition will abolish the $2.5 billion Regional Development Australia Fund, slashing the money available for regional development projects by almost two thirds.

Fraser accuses ALP of ‘media control’

Nationals Richmond MP Matthew Fraser falsely accused sitting member Justine Elliot of controlling local media at last night’s Richmond candidates forum, to the disgust of many in the audience.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

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.