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A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

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Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

Poison killing wildlife

Take bird-killing poisons off our supermarket and hardware shelves. Rodent poison containing SGAR is having a devastating effect on...

Library restrictions

Under Richmond Tweed Library restrictions announced today, our local libraries are now only offering click and collect, and online...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Love U 4 EV

In order to transition from a fossil fuel powered car industry I think we need to address our car culture. We’re petrol heads. Mad Max would have been a very different movie if Mel had to find a charging station instead of fuel.

A history of ‘freedom’ and the Northern Rivers vaccine divide

Among the many myths about the COVID-19 vaccines is a belief they contain live virus that a vaccinated person will shed in social and intimate circumstances. Along with many other vaccine myths, this belief is contributing to a significant divide in the Northern Rivers community.

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ANZAC Day with a difference in Lismore

The Northern Rivers peace group ‘Remembering and Healing’ (RaH), now in its twelfth year, is organising two public events for ANZAC Day to remember the suffering war brings on all sides, and to make a strong commitment to peace and non-violence.

David Pocock ready for a bigger game

Lock the Gate Alliance has welcomed former Wallabies Rugby Union team captain David Pocock to its board of directors.

WATER Northern Rivers calls for transparency from Rous County Council

WATER Northern Rivers is calling on Rous County Council to release the full results of community consultation regarding Future Water 2060, following the discovery that Rous has lobbied to get the Dunoon Dam on the NSW Government agenda.

Lismore’s positive momentum at risk

Cr Simon Clough, deputy mayor, Lismore City Council Councillor Greg Bennett of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party and a climate change sceptic has made...

Call for a united stand against CSG in Clarence-Moreton Basin

A Lismore councillor wants all northern rivers councils to take a united stand against the possibility of coal seam gas mining in the neighbouring Clarence-Moreton Basin.

Lismore to consider fossil-fuel-free investments

The Lismore City Council will decide next week whether to stop investing its funds in financial institutions that back fossil fuels.

Lismore locals join huge global climate action

Lismore residents joined thousands across the globe on Sunday calling for action on climate change. About 200 people marched around the central business district before gathering in Spinks Park to hear from a range of speakers.

Lismore considers high speed rail report

A proposed high-speed rail project could have Lismore residents traveling to Brisbane to work in just 45 minutes, or in Sydney in just 2.5 hours.

Lismore push for gasfield free status

The Lismore city council will today debate whether to join the ranks of northern rivers councils requesting that the region be declared gas-field free.

Rous Water councillor seeks immediate gas ban

A Rous Water board member will move a motion calling on the state government to end gas exploration in areas where aquifers could be used for water supply.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.