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NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Quiet White Day – you in?

Will the Voice to Parliament make a difference if white people won’t listen? White voices occupy all the spaces....

The unassuming grooves of Bobby Alu

Having just clocked up 50 shows with Xavier Rudd, Bobby Alu is back in town for a solo show...

Planning for Casino and Urban Growth

Richmond Valley Council is seeking community feedback on two key strategic documents - the draft Richmond Valley Growth Management Strategy and Casino Place Plan.

Lismore hears of Grantham relocation

Jamie Simmonds, the man who directed the relocation of the town of Grantham in Qld, shared his story with Lismore residents last week.

Blue-green algae at Clarrie Hall Dam

Low levels of blue-green algae has been detected at Clarrie Hall Dam, Tweed’s main facility for water storage. A green alert has been issued for the dam.

Woman charged following house fire – Murwillumbah

A woman will face court today charged following a house fire in Murwillumbah.

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Flood alert system for Burringbar, Mooball and Crabbes Creek

A new automated flash flood alert system for the villages of Burringbar, Mooball and Crabbes Creek is being launched following a successful trial last summer.

Flash flood alert Tweed, Byron, Ballina and Lismore Shires

At 2.43am a SES (State Emergency Service) text was received by people in the Tweed and Byron Shire warning of ‘Heavy rain, dangerous flash flooding for Tweed Byron area overnight’ with possible ‘flash flooding and rapid river rises’ in ‘low-lying areas’.

The storm season has started

The storm season has officially started, the NSW Government and NSW State Emergency Service (SES) have announced.

Create community connection and support

When there is an emergency sometimes the people you can rely on most are your neighbours and members of your local community.

Editorial – Value our volunteers

There have been no shortage of challenges in Australia in the last few years – drought, fire, flood, and now COVID-19. And we are already heading back into fire season with local crews currently on the ground in Duranbah and Stokers Siding.

New vehicles and boats for NSW SES

The NSW SES last year responded to over 32,000 requests for assistance and performed over 750 flood rescues across the state.

Safe driving urged as road closures continue

The SES was kept busy in our region over the weekend, with 160 calls for help in the Richmond Tweed area alone and 15 flood rescues, several of them caused by drivers who wilfully entered floodwaters.

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.