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The power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

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Liberal candidate for Tweed Council James Owen seeks ‘for better outcomes for our community’

James Owen is a Liberal Party candidate from Casuarina who has served on the Tweed Shire Council for five...

Taking the tourism tiger by the tail

Tourism is a key economic driver of the Byron Shire and despite the impacts of the pandemic on the...

Byron/Gaza twinned

In Australia there are about 106 towns and cities in sister city or twinned relationship with counterparts worldwide. Lismore...

Nothing cute about the Frogbit alien invasion

Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) is an invasive, smothering waterweed that poses a serious environmental threat which has been found in the Richmond River and at Chinderah.

Lismore Residents Action Group say ‘no’ to Increased flight training

The Lismore Residents Action Group say they do not object to the future development of the airport, they say they are specifically concerned about the considerable increase in aircraft noise caused by flight training.

Make your vote count in the Council elections

I want to make my vote count, and elect a mayor and Council that actually represents local interests and...

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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’.

Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

Byron/Gaza twinned

In Australia there are about 106 towns and cities in sister city or twinned relationship with counterparts worldwide. Lismore is twinned with towns in...

Beam me up Scotty

Scotty, you have the knack of rendering all of life’s complex problems in simple, meaningful terms. I used to rely on Facebook to give...

Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.