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Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

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Farewell Sue – a much-loved Mullumbimbian

You could say that Sue Mallam was destined to run a business in Mullumbimby.

New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.

Putting our money where our mouth is for an Afghan family

The horror the people of Afghanistan are living through makes us ask ourselves what can we possibly do to help? The Ballina Region for Refugees offering the opportunity for anyone to support an Afghan family.

COVID advantage squandered

Australia has indeed been ‘the lucky country’ in the COVID-19 pandemic until recently, yet ‘run mainly by second rate...

COVID is here to stay

As a medical doctor of 30 years, and citizen, I have watched the last 18 months with confusion. Initially...

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student...

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Lismore Plateau: Mayor says hand back the land

At Lismore Council’s meeting week, Mayor Vanessa Ekins will move a motion that Council hand back council-owned land on the North Lismore Plateau to the Traditional Owners.

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.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety of hats. Jon Summers, Suffolk Park

The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so many get it so wrong? Why...

Viruses

Viruses are organisms at the edge of life and possess genes, evolve by natural selection, and reproduce by creating multiple copies of themselves through...