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Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

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WATER Northern Rivers says Rous County Council is wrong

WATER Northern Rivers Alliance says despite decades of objection, Rous County Council have just commissioned yet another heritage and biodiversity study in the Rocky Creek valley, between Dunoon and The Channon, in the heart of the Northern Rivers.

REDinc’s new Performing Arts Centre is go!

It’s been a long wait, but two years on from the 2022 flood REDinc in Lismore have announced the official opening of a new Performing Arts Centre.

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Paul Watson has his say on Sea Shepherd ousting

Regarding your article concerning the split in Sea Shepherd. I established Sea Shepherd as a global movement, not as an organisation, controlled by a few men. It was a democratic association of independent national entities

A grim commemoration

US President Jo Biden, responding to a question, made the comment that the US is considering the dropping of...

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

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Jack Evans Boat Harbour upgrade to provide vital access to water as climate warms

Having somewhere to swim (or just connect with water), like a country town swimming pool, the local creek or river swimming hole, or the ocean, is important in a hot country like Australia.

Lismore Memorial Baths reopen

Lismore’s popular Memorial Baths have reopened earlier than expected, following months of extensive repairs due to damage caused by the February 2022 natural disaster.

Royal Life Saving NSW summer-ready checklist

Royal Life Saving NSW says that as another scorching summer approaches, the service is preparing communities to avoid the alarming spike in drowning incidents witnessed last year.

Swimmers take plunge for mental health

Swimmers took to Byron Bay pool and swam over 2000 laps to raise money to help improve services to support youth mental health. Laps for...

Beware of Trichodesmium on the Far North Coast

Tweed Council is urging residents and visitors to avoid swimming and surfing in coastal waters, creeks and estuaries if any evidence of blue-green algae is detected.

Caution when swimming

Water quality is being tested regularly by Ballina Shire Council with The Spit showing poor water quality, one site in Shaws Bay showing fair water quality.

Ballina Shire waterways still a risk to immuno-compromised swimmers

People with compromised immune systems were still being advised to avoid swimming in Ballina Shire waterways more than three months after catastrophic flooding in late February.

Oceans 15 bound for the big swimming pool

Ross Kendall Fifteen swimmers from Ocean Shores Aquatics Swim Team will represent their schools and regions in State qualifying swim meets over the coming month...

North Coast weather warning for New Years – stay out of the water

Showers and cooler conditions are expected over the next few days with a tropical low over Queensland that may generate large waves and hazardous surf conditions from Sunday on the North Coast.

Mullumbimby hosts 24 clubs for swimming carnival

Over 130 swimmers from 24 clubs enjoyed a great day of competition at the Mullumbimby Swimming Club’s qualifying meet, held at the Petria Thomas pool on 14 March.

Flood insurance inquiry’s North Coast hearings 

A public hearing into insurers’ responses to the 2022 flood was held in Lismore last Thursday, with one local insurance brokerage business owner describing the compact that exists between insurers and society as ‘broken’. 

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she implied that it may largely...