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An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

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Delivering employment pathways for diverse women

Local organisations in the Lismore electorate can now apply for funding for programs that empower women from diverse backgrounds to thrive in the workforce.

Naked rally in Byron as gov’t agency calls time on ‘nude’ beach

Around 150 people rallied in support of a clothing-optional section of beach in the Byron Shire on Sunday, many of them nude.

1,000 people attend BJJ tournament

Over 1,000 people flocked to Byron Bay on the weekend to either compete or spectate at one of Australia’s...

NSW Aboriginal Land Councils elections this weekend

Elections for members of NSW Aboriginal Land Councils (NSWALC) are on this weekend and NSWALC CEO Yuseph Deen stresses the critical significance of active participation in shaping the future of Aboriginal communities in New South Wales.

Save Wallum protesters celebrate community support

A localised community campaign against development on ecologically sensitive land at Brunswick Heads continues, with more than 300 protestors said to have been on site over the weekend.

River to the sea

Here we go again. Another example of the antisemitic slur ‘from the river to the sea’ from Mary McMorrow...

Stories about "street art":

New murals to help brighten Ballina’s town centre

Ballina’s town centre is to receive a splash of colour thanks to councillors unanimously agreeing to fund some public art in a presently grey concrete area near Ignite Studios.

Artists invited to activate Ballina CBD with street art

Ballina Shire Council and the Northern Rivers Community Gallery want to hear from artists who would like to participate in a public street art project.

Cobbers kids get their hands dirty for Mullum

The final lamppost has been decorated in Mullumbimby by students at Cobbers Pre-School who are leaving their mark for all to see.

Mullum enjoys art on the street

The streets of Mullumbimby have been lined with art as Adrien Stewart delights passersby with street murals he is creating on the pavement.

Mullumbimby’s street art celebrated

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby.  I was so disappointed when the Popular cafe closed down, not only for the loss of wholesome, cheap food, but also because...

Where’s the street art in Byron?

Louise Mott, Mentone, Victoria. As a visitor to Byron Bay from Melbourne who has family in Ballina I couldn't help but notice on my most recent visit the lack of street art in the town.

Police confirm two babies dead on February 11 in Mullumbimby

NSW Police have confirmed that at about 2am Sunday 11 February, emergency services were called to a home in Mullumbimby following reports of a concern for welfare.

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

Affordable housing summit next week

As the affordable housing issue shows no signs of easing in the near future, key figures in the housing, property, and finance sectors will come together to tackle the country’s housing challenges at the ninth Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

Lorikeets on the mend as paralysis season eases

A poorly-understood phenomenon where lorikeets in the region becoming paralysed and unable to fly is thankfully coming to an end for 2024, says WIRES wildlife vet, Dr Tania Bishop.