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I’m with you Mandy…

Dominica Coulthurst, Knockrow I’m with you Mandy... all the way. Thanks so much for your Soapbox message last week. Always love...

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Local Labor

Asren Pugh, Labor candidate for Mayor Labor has a very long and proud history as part of the Byron Shire community...

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning...

Riverland Wine: A hidden gem

  Julz Recsei* As I navigate the vast world of wine, I am constantly looking for something new and I found...

New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

Why the rush?

Jason Beaumont, Suffolk Park I wanted to respond the brain aneurysm-causing letter by one Sara Rath (21 July). The letter writer...

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere...

Stories about "Richmond":

Mandy Nolan to run for Greens in Richmond

Mandy Nolan is about to embark on a new career as a politician – she has put her hat in the ring to run for Richmond in the hope of overturning Justine Elliot’s position and making the seat Green.

Flood warnings for the Richmond and Wilsons

Parts of NSW continue to experience unsettled weather, as a low pressure trough over the eastern part of the state brings a humid air mass into the north east.

Is Mandy in the Greens the new black?

Love her or hate her, you can't ignore her. (Oh no you can't!) And soon you may actually have to listen to her if Mandy Nolan's wish to become the member for Richmond comes true.

Residents want regulation for Airbnb and holiday letting

The impact on local communities of short term holiday letting on platforms like Airbnb has come under the microscope in northern NSW with a recent study clearly identifying a need for regulation.

Get heard about flood recovery

How do you think the flood recovery went in your area? Was it good, bad or ugly? It has been around six months since Cyclone Debbie hit the north coast and there are still plenty of people and business who are just getting back onto the feet.

Get Up! call to action this Saturday

Richmond will be starting its own Get Up! group this Saturday, October 14 at the Mullum Commons, Main Arm Road in Mullumbimy at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to come along to the inaugural meeting to find out what campaigns are going to be run in the region.

Di Natale hopes for the Dawn of Greens in Richmond

The leader of the Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale, spent yesterday in the northern rivers as part of his national tour after starting his day with an early appearance in Sydney before flying into the Gold Coast.

Still waiting for the train

Peggy Balfour, Ocean Shores. I read that Justine Elliot will be holding the National Party to their promise to provide funding for the '$3.3 million for one of the busiest roads in Tweed Heads that is constantly under repair'. How ironic!

Richmond Candidate Profiles

  Labor: Justine Elliot - (age 46) - re-elected in 2013 Justine Elliot MP was re-elected in 2013, and has held the seat of Richmond since...

Fraser’s CSG logic questioned

Anti-coal seam gas group Lock the Tweed has taken the Nationals candidate for the seat of Richmond, Matthew Fraser, to task over his repeated comments that ‘there is no CSG in Richmond’.

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.