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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Small breweries feeling the pinch

Like many small businesses doing it tough, local independent breweries are no exception. The number of small to medium-sized independent craft breweries falling into administration is growing.

An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

Non-alcohol options

Whether you’re going alcohol-free for a period, or just managing your consumption, the better your non-alcoholic drink tastes, the more likely you are to stick to your strategy. While I’m not a big beer drinker, at my local pub I’ll always grab a beer, and the other night I found the Hiatus Non-Alcoholic Pacific Ale, with its classic tropical aromas, but a little bitterness, perfect for the warm summer evening.

Breaking bad promises

It’s so hard to introduce urgently-needed reforms in today’s fevered media climate that governments tiptoe around problems and hardly dare to act.

New board announced for Dirawong Reserve – no former members selected

A new community board has been appointed to oversee the management of the popular Dirawong Reserve at Evans Head.

Editorial – Prosecuting publishers

WikiLeaks founder and Australian citizen, Julian Assange, will soon face possibly his final court hearing in the UK High Court of Justice over whether he should be extradited to the US to face spying charges. 

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Man charged after Byron road rage attack

Police have refused bail to a man who allegedly used a machete and a baton to attack two men following a road rage incident on the Pacific Highway, as well as driving at one of them.

Road rage in Lismore

A road rage incident occurred yesterday around 3.30pm near the Trinity bus exchange in Lismore when the driver of a black sedan became enraged at the driver of a school bus over a traffic issue.

Council call to end road rage attacks on workers

Tweed Shire Council has had to renew an appeal to motorists to keep their cool if they are delayed at roadworks following the third reported incident of motorist aggression and assault of Tweed road workers this year.

Public abuse of purple XR6 driver mistaken: police

Police investigating a road-rage incident in September involving the driver of a purple Ford Falcon XR6 have spoken to the owner of a similar-looking car and he has been eliminated from the investigation. But that hasn't stopped people hassling him.

Council issues plea to treat staff kindly

Tweed Shire Council has taken the extraordinary step of calling on the public to be nicer to their officers and subcontractors after a rash of aggressive incidents.

Man with swastika tattoo wanted over road-rage attack

Lismore police are seeking the public’s help with an investigation into a road-rage incident that resulted in the driver of one vehicle having his eye socket broken by a man with a swastika tattoo.

Road rage: why do bike riders make car drivers see red?

Cyclists are facing tougher penalties in New South Wales as part of new rules introduced just this month, and while there are many changes, some of the more vague are increased fines for riding a bicycle ‘furiously, recklessly, or negligently’ (from A$71 to A$425).

Cyclist with road rage beware

Gordon Haynes, (small red Mercedes), Federal. To the rude and ignorant MAMIL (male cyclist) on Coolamon Scenic Drive and Coorabell Road, between 16:30 and 17:00 on Monday March 23…

Mandy Nolans’ Soap Box #186 Get angry about big shit

Mandy can't fathom the point of the rage that some drivers display when she does a little bit of shitty driving. WATCH VIDEO

Man charged over machete attacks

A 50-year-old Pumpenbil man has been charged after he allegedly attacked two men while armed with a machete during separate incidents in the Tweed last week.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?