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The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

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After the fall: Mr Andersen’s rise from the streets to mature-age study through Tweed outreach program

Richie Andersen is excited and grateful. After years spent suffering substance dependency, relationship breakdowns, health crises and sleeping rough, the Tweed-based grandfather is about to become a mature-aged student.

Harvest Food Festival: Thursday 2 to Saturday 5 May

As part of the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Festival in May you’ll have the chance to get up close...

Express. Empower. Get loud! for Youth Week in Lismore

This year’s Youth Week is theme is Express. Empower. Get loud!

The Harvest Food Trail Returns for its 8th Year!

Northern Rivers Food’s iconic Harvest Food Trail returns for its eighth year. This delicious self-drive adventure through the heart of the Northern Rivers is happening over four days.

Protest this 

Remember Bentley, near Lismore, in 2014? Do you know what happened at Terania Creek, again near Lismore, or the Franklin River in Tasmania?

Byron Magpies AFL club celebrates 40 years

After a few tough COVID-19 and flood-affected years Byron Magpies AFC is celebrating the club’s 40-year anniversary in 2024.

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Giant coal mine looms large in Richmond poll campaign

The controversial giant Chinese-owned coal mine on the Liverpool Plains in northern NSW has become the opening salvo for the federal election campaign in Richmond.

Tony Windsor joins anti-Shenhua mine campaign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVzzgl_Yldk Former independent member for New England Tony Windsor has joined farmers from the Liverpool Plains in a media campaign launched today that puts the...

Activists turn to music to save Liverpool Plains

Teaming with musician Luke Vassella, the ‘artivists’ Cloudcatcher Media last Friday released Luke’s latest single and accompanying music clip dedicated to the Liverpool plains community fighting a Chinese mining giant.

Senate ‘must stop Abbott putting miners above the law’

The Australian Greens are urging the Senate to block the Abbott government’s bill to gut public enforcement of environment law now being debated in the lower house.

Farmers launch open letter against NSW ‘coal bowl’

Fiona Simson (outgoing president of NSW Farmers). In the face of unprecedented community outrage about the federal approval of the Shenhua Watermark coal project on prime agricultural land, NSW Farmers launched an online open letter today.

Mega coal mine approval an attack on farmers and food land

Ken Brown, Invergowrie, NSW. Claytons environment minister Hunt's pathetic decision to approve the Shenhua coal mine on the Liverpool Plains is yet another attack on our farmers, farm land, woodland, native animals and scarce fresh water supplies.

Peace

Elimination by people-power voting is necessary to remove dictators from Russia, Israel, China, Iran, wannabe (again!) North Korea, to avoid what is heading toward...

Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.