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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.

Unsealed roads left off govt road audit

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation say one of the biggest road surveys in regional NSW is now underway – yet unsealed roads have not been included in the audit.

Byron paramedics

Our health services are seriously under-resourced, wait times at emergency departments are out of control, nurses have been on...

Byron’s historic jetty engine unveiled

A piece of Byron Bay history, the old Green Frog jetty engine, has been restored and is now on permanent display at the Byron Bay Railway Station.

Council imposes development restrictions on Linnaeus

The plan to rezone part of Broken Head’s Linnaeus Estate in a bid to prevent further development proposals on the site has taken a step forward, with Byron councillors unanimously supporting the move.

Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.

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Gladden your heart with local art exhibition

Turyia Bruce has been exhibiting and educating in art for over 25 years in the Northern Rivers and is currently exhibiting her work at The Stokers Siding Gallery until 5 November.

An idyllic day for art at Stokers Siding

This Mother’s Day, Art Fair at Stokers Siding invites you to an idyllic day in the country to enjoy the extraordinary talent of artists that reside in and around the Northern Rivers.

Woman dies following multi-car crash south of Murwillumbah

A woman has died following a multi-vehicle crash at Stokers Siding on Monday. About 4.30pm (Monday 21 March 2022), a Mazda 2 travelling northbound on...

Will Tweed Council object to gold mining?

Former Tweed Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Katie Milne, is seeking support from other councillors to object ‘in the strongest terms to the Exploration (Minerals) Licence Application ELA 6115 in the Tweed Shire’ at this afternoons extraordinary meeting.

Bushfire at Stokers Siding under control, authorities say

A small bushfire is burning in Stokers Siding and hazard reduction is taking place at Koonyum Range.

Rail trail – Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek

A rail trail, walking and cycling track, has once again been backed by the NSW state government between Murwillumbah and Crabbes Creek today.

Need help to fill out your category C funding applications?

With the recent declaration of category C funding being opened to businesses in Stokers Siding, Burringbar, Upper Burringbar, Mooball and Crabbes Creek the office of small business will provide assistance to fill out the forms and determine their eligibility.

Burringbar flood meeting a success with more to come

The flood information evening held in Burringbar last Tuesday 9 May was a great success and addressed issues ranging from the M1 contributing to flooding and clearing waterways to resolving disputes with insurance companies.

Mooball to Burringbar community working together on flood recovery

Trying to get back on their feet following the recent devastation of Cyclone Debbie, residents and businesses of Burringbar, Stokers Siding, Mooball and Crabbes Creek are being encouraged to come to the meeting being held by the Burringbar Community Association.

Here & Now #164 All hail the hall

I like the old country halls. These boxy stupas from times past honour community, when community was what you called a group of people living and working together, not a retirement village or a social media movement.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.