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Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

The Lismore City Council has voted against asking the federal government and NSW Northern Rivers Reconstruction Commission [NRRC] for prioritised land buybacks and swaps after devastating floods earlier this year.

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People still need support with food and a place to connect after the floods

For many people in Lismore and surrounding areas the community food kitchens and volunteers have been an essential lifeline to keep them going with food, a little warmth and a friendly face. Yet the lack of funding for these services is seeing them close and volunteers burn out. 

Vale Bruce Kent

Bruce Kent (22.8.29–8.6.22)  was one of the greatest compassionate advocates for disarmament and humanity: • General Secretary 1980–85 CND (Campaign...

Fooling no one

Danny Wakil isn’t fooling anyone (Letters, 15 June). He is obviously pro-Israel, but his tone and talking points belie...

People with peace in their hearts?

In reference to the full page advertisement (it clearly states that it is an advertisement, and really is nothing...

Regional Wollumbin Art Award open to young and old

People from every walk of life are being encouraged to enter the Wollumbin Art Award (WAA), especially First Nations and young artists. 

Lettuce to the Editor

As a writer you never really know what is going to strike a chord with your audience. What will inspire them? Make them think? Make them change their mind? Make them angry? After more than two decades of publishing I am still surprised by what rocks a reader’s boat. About a week ago I discovered that a lot of people have strong opinions on the humble iceberg. I’m not talking about the one that took out theTitantic. I’m talking about the one that has been sinking wallets at the supermarket.

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Tom Avery wins Indigenous surf contest in cyclone swell

Tom Avery has won the longboard section of the Wandiyali Indigenous Surf Classic, a celebration of surf and the coming together of the Indigenous...

Lismore man wins Indigenous longboard title at Bells Beach

Lismore's Tom Avery has surfed his way to victory in the inaugural longboard division at the Indigenous Surfing Titles held at Bells Beach in Victoria recently.

Aboriginal musician sets 60 day busking challenge

A Lismore musician is taking to the sidewalks to raise $20,000 for his first studio album, The Gold Album.

Dolphin Awards to rock Ballina tonight

The region’s finest musicians will be recognized tonight at the 2014 NCEIA Dolphin Awards, to be held at the Ballina RSL Club.

Dance video features the protected hills of Bentley

Lismore musician/filmmaker Tom Avery has followed up the recent release of his documentary Ocean Music with a dance video set at Bentley, and a reggae music clip showcasing Lismore’s colourful street art.

Bundjalung doco launch mixes art with music

A documentary called Ocean Music, featuring Gamilaroi musician/surfer Tom Avery, premiered in Lismore last night, along with an exhibition by local street artists.

Bundjalung doco to showcase music and ocean

A documentary called Ocean Music, featuring Gamilaroi musician/surfer Tom Avery, will premiere in Lismore tomorrow evening. Tom Avery, who is also known as Blakboi, wrote and edited the documentary, and was also the assistant producer and director.

Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.

Park trouble for BARCO

A group of dog owners who met at the common shed at the Brunswick Heads Sports Fields last Sunday say they were confronted by three men with a dog who were camping at the location.

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.

Govt to rebuild Northern Rivers from July 1

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) will come into existence from July 1. So what is it, and how will it assist flood-affected residents across the region?