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Lismore City Bowlo and all that jazz

What Lismore needs more of now is fun and joy and music and the Lismore Jazz Club’s popular monthly gigs are about to return to help make that happen.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

Editorial – Break out the bubbly for Budget Estimates

Budget Estimates is truly one of the most revealing and best educational services that the NSW government offers. MPs from the opposition grill ministers and agency bosses without mercy, for hours. 

Woman critically injured in fight; second woman charged with attempted murder – Tweed Heads

A woman remains in hospital in a critical condition and a second woman has been charged following an alleged stabbing at Tweed Heads yesterday.

On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

Consideration of state significant farmland for SUGA development leaves bitter taste

One of Ballina Shire Council’s independents is continuing to argue against suggested expansions of development between the plateau villages of Alstonville and Wollongbar.

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Lennox Head groms show their class

Lennox Head’s Juniper Harper has won the 2019 Billabong Parko’s Grom Stomp in the 12 and under girls division held on the Sunshine Coast.

Connor O’Leary wins 44th BK Classic

There was solid swell and challenging fast closing-out waves on offer for Connor O’Leary to win The Park Hotel BK Classic from Lennox Head’s Mikey McDonagh. 

Roisin and Ray star at Malibu Classic

Over 150 surfers competed in the 39th Byron Bay Malibu Classic held at Wategos Beach in late April.

Bailey and King take on Pipeline

Byron Bay’s Soli Bailey and Kyuss King are in Hawaii competing in the Qualifying Series Pipe Pro, a 3,000 level event. Bailey is a former...

Byron Master surfers make world’s top five

Byron Shire surfers Pauline Menczer, Jodie Cooper and Gary Elkerton finished in equal third, equal fifth and equal fifth respectively at the invitational Azores...

All Girls Surfriders enjoy Winter Classic

Marika Ilic vice-president Small conditions equalised the playing field for the All Girls Surfriders Annual Hardcore Winter Classic July prize round, giving everyone a chance...

Whyatt dominates Aus Surf Festival

Crystal Cylinders Suffolk Park surfer Jye Whyatt has won dual national titles at the Australian Longboard Titles as part of the Australian Surf Festival. Whyatt executed...

Wilko keeps the lead after the great waves of J-Bay

The Corona J-Bay Open in South Africa was blessed with amazing waves and groundbreaking performances with Filipe Toledo taking the win and setting new...

Local MPs to embark on flood fact finding mission

Four local MPs will tour the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s Brisbane headquarters tomorrow on a fact finding mission that will hopefully assist the flood recovery process in the Northern Rivers.

Hearing Australia urges action on workplace hearing loss  

With more than 1.1 million Australians continuing to be exposed to harmful noise levels in the workplace, Hearing Australia is urging workers to protect their ears from dangerously loud sounds.

Don’t forget your life jacket

A statewide waterway compliance blitz has found a that a large number of boaters are failing to carry and wear a lifejacket as requuried.

‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.