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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Interview with Madeleine West

Madeleine West is a nationally acclaimed actress who is one of the many talents who lives in our region. Not just a soap star (some might know her as Dee Bliss from Neighbours), Madeleine has an extensive performance training background and she’s going to be sharing her Theatresports expertise with kids at the Byron Comedy Fest.

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

The top non-invasive skin treatments for glowing skin

With all the time we spend in the sun, our skin can start to show signs of aging sooner than we’d like. But the idea of an invasive treatment to fix skin problems is likely not the first choice for many people.

Stories about "School":

Police: remind children about stranger danger

The NSW Police Force is urging parents and carers to remind their children about the best ways to keep safe now COVID-19 restrictions are being eased and they are returning to school.

HSC: Hone Self Care

Throughout the course of our schooling, the 13 years is a time of constant change and growth. It's a time for learning, whether it's a spelling quiz or periodic table, we learn a lot. But more importantly its what we learn about ourselves that shapes us into who we are when we leave the gates for the last time.

Young talent shines at Lismore Eisteddfod

Eisteddfods encourage children and adults of amateur status to further their skills and to have their works tested by skilful, highly qualified adjudicators and the annual Lismore Eisteddfod is well underway.

Tweed Shire students to drive environmental change

Supporting young people to lead environmental programs and shape their own future is the drive behind Tweed Shire Councils inaugural Secondary School Environmental Leadership Program.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: School Trip Envy

This weekend my son Charlie goes to Italy. Not New Italy. Old Italy. The one they keep in Europe. I’m so jealous. My daughter went two years ago. Now it’s Charlie’s turn. He doesn’t even look that excited. It’s not a holiday. It’s a school trip. It’s language immersion. Do these kids have any idea how privileged they are?

School zones news flash: Heftier fines apply

Motorists are reminded that school has gone back and 40km/h speed limits apply in all school zones from 8-9.30am and 2.30-4pm on school days.

Schools making bees their business

Schools are being encouraged to get involved in saving native Australian bees by building 'bee B&Bs'. By ordering a free bee B&B online, schools will be helping pollinate the school garden and the local area.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: One less lunchbox

Last week my middle daughter finished school. Forever. That’s one less lunchbox on my bench. At my peak I was packing five lunchboxes and...

Library bags – for the love of literacy

A charming new initiative has been launched by the ladies of the Brunswick Valley VIEW Club and local public schools.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox #179: First day of school

The last of Mandy's progeny is due to start school for the first time, and boy is she ready – even if Mandy isn't.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.