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Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

Ahead of the Australia Day celebrations Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Kevin Chavez have been announced as Lismore’s 2022 Australia Day Ambassadors.

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Vale Craig Ruddy, passionate artist

Internationally acclaimed Archibald prize-winning artist, and revered icon of the Shire, Craig Ruddy, died suddenly last week, leaving a community in shock and mourning.

Djokovic saga exemplifies the joke Australia has become

Tennis Australia officials and a good number of Aussie tennis fans were relieved to hear the ruling made by Federal Circuit Court Judge Anthony Kelly on Monday that Novak Djokovic can stay in Melbourne – for now.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.

Psychedelic medical trials to begin

A new clinical trial exploring the impact of psychedelic medicines on brain activity has come a step closer to fruition, after being partially funded and granted ethics approval.

Rapid antigen test shortages across the country

As you’ve no doubt heard, people in NSW are now allowed to test themselves for COVID-19 using a rapid antigen test (RAT), rather than lining up at a testing centre. There’s just one problem: no one has any RATs.

776 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

There’s no shortage of positive COVID-19 cases in the Northern NSW Health District with the current count likely to be an underestimation of the numbers due to the overwhelmed testing capacity.

Stories about "roadworks":

Highway to hell: 75-minute delays at Woodburn

In what is turning into holiday hell, northbound travellers on the Pacific Highway can expect to wait the length of a feature film in a traffic jam at Woodburn today.

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.

Tweed roadworks to coincide with Commonwealth Games

Poorly timed roadworks on Tweed Valley Way have the caught the council on the hop. But that's not all. Council admits there are a spate of other issues likely to delay traffic during the Commonwealth Games next week.

Dobbers and robbers

Shushona Murray, Mullumbimby. Not only are our guests to the shire being parking metered out of the Bay, the confusing roadworks, changes of lane, speed signs and now cameras are major turnoff in all senses and now a significant revenue raiser for the highly questionable roads and Maritime service fines dept.

Busted bridge leaves kids without transport

Bija Nicolson, Binna Burra. Many families have been affected by the sudden decision by the Byron Council to no longer let the school buses drive over O’Meara’s Bridge on Binna Burra Road.

School bus banned from bridge after works cancelled

Federal mother of three Joelle Baker is trying to work out how she is going to get her kids to school after Byron Shire Council abruptly announced last week that it is closing O’Meara’s Bridge on Binna Burra Road to heavy vehicles indefinitely.

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.