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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Man charged after dramatic hinterland police chase

A dramatic police chase from highway to hinterland bush in the early hours of the morning has led to the expected court appearance of a 26-year-old man today.

Cartoon of the week – 21 February, 2024

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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.

Wallum: lies built on foundation of truth

I am 51 and have been homeless for eight years. I live in a van in a paddock. In...

Housing density study to be undertaken

Byron Shire Council have been allocated $239,239 by the NSW Labor government to undertake an ‘urban design-based housing density study, that will examine the residential areas surrounding the Byron Bay town centre and support the delivery of 700 new homes’

GemLife’s seniors’ housing estate (again) and more Ballina Council 2024 court action

A conciliation conference between the Ballina Shire Council and developers wanting to build a seniors’ resort-style estate in West Ballina is to happen in less than three weeks.

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Spirits soar at Uplift Festival

VIDEO, PHOTOS: The 2014 Uplift Festival at Byron Bay over the past four days was truly a melting pot of consciousness, with hundreds of people enjoying the hybrid music festival/conference which promotes peace, spirituality and ecological sustainability.

Feeling the Uplift

Hundreds enjoyed yesterday’s opening of the four-day Uplift Festival, which aims to encourage conscious co-creativity and inspire real world action.

Uplift festival blasts off this week

Uplift Festival is just a few days away, and for those with a soft spot for visionary, socially conscious and even esoteric speakers, plus conscious music programming, then this is the event for you.

Overcoming unimaginable tragedy

Mandy Nolan interviews the mother of a US Sandy Hook school shooting victim and discovers how instead of revenge she sought forgiveness and love.

Uplift announces its December lineup

Uplift Festival organisers have announced at the 2014 event will include appearances from popular previous presenters Bruce Lipton, Barbara Marx Hubbard and Patch Adams.

The Uplift 2013 experience

Uplift 2013 in Byron Bay showcased some of the world’s leading inspirational artists and innovative thinkers who explored and shared sustainable and positive ways of living.

Anita returns from death with a new purpose

Anita Moorjani, a cancer survivor who had a near-death experience, released a book about it that hit the New York Times bestseller list. She will be a featured presenter at the Uplift Festival in December.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?