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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

Rain doesn’t stop Far North Coast March 4 Justice

Those who wanted to March 4 Justice yesterday were determined to have their voices heard and not even, at times, torrential rain could stem the flow of people who stood up to be counted.

Lismore’s rubbish Scavenge to clean up the river

The Lismore Spring into Scavenge community clean-up, clothes swap and waste education event, saw the riparian area come up spick 'n' span at Riverside Park last Saturday.

Lismore’s new Mayor Vanessa Ekins looks to future

Five candidates put their hands up for mayor of Lismore City Council on Tuesday night, with the Greens' Cr Vanessa Ekins coming out on top.

Ballina councillors to lead region on water, weeds and flooding

Balllina Shire Councillor Keith Williams has been re-elected as chairperson of the Rous County Council, a group representing four councils on the Northern Rivers.

Rous Water delegate denied fluoride information

A Rous Water delegate has been refused access to information about Richmond Valley Council’s fluoridation program after being accused of bringing the council into disrepute.

Fluoride a concern for bottle-fed babies warns councillor

Bottle-fed babies should not be given formula that is mixed with fluoridated water, according to a warning from the NSW Health Department.

Complaint lodged against Rous Water GM over fluoride

A formal complaint has been lodged against Rous Water’s general manager after he declared a councillor’s notice of motion ‘unlawful’.

Fluoride now flowing into region’s water supply

Rous Water has begun fluoridating the region’s water supply despite warnings that protest action will continue.

Lismore push for community poll on fluoride

A Lismore councillor wants a poll conducted at the next local government election to determine whether a majority of residents support adding fluoride to the water supply.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.