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Celebrating the life of Uncle Gordon Johnson 31/8/1950  – 26/1/2023

Pastor Uncle Gordon Johnson died peacefully on January 26. A celebration of his life will take place this Saturday, 11 February at the Mullumbimby Showground.

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Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

Protecting biodiversity will take more than just the ‘30×30’ target

A 2019 UN report Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’ found that ‘nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history’.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Nicessism Disorder

I have a disorder that is incompatible with living a comfortable life in the current system. Unfortunately it’s becoming less common, but there are people living in your street who will have it. Maybe even your friends, or someone in your family. Maybe you. It’s my deep shame. It’s why I will never be rich and successful. But probably why I am so deeply happy and why I am so full of love and care for other humans.

Ballina hosts Far North Coast swimming carnival

The Ballina RSL Swimming Club combined with Grafton and hosted the Far North Coast Zone Carnival at the Ballina...

New SES Zone Commander for the north

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has appointed a new Zone Commander for the northern part of the state.

Byron Bay wins national boardriders grand final

Byron Bay Boardriders have pulled off a massive upset beating powerhouse clubs to take out the Australian Boardriders grand...

Stories about "Village":

Cr Bird ‘beyond devastated’ over Hepburn Park

Across the Northern Rivers there are families who are still homeless after the February and March floods and solutions to the problems are not coming thick and fast

The Village People

Now in its second year, Byron Falls Festival continues its quest to make the NSW-based event authentically ‘Byron Bay’. Valley Lipcer is the creative producer of The Village, what many have called ‘the festival within the festival’. Seven spoke with Valley about what’s in store for Byron Falls.

Helicopters, dogs and the police four day cannabis raid

While we get the hemp industry going on the Northern Rivers and the plant is legal in many countries across the world the police have once again headed out with their choppers and dogs to curb the cannabis cultivation that the region is known for. 

$945 or $45,500 – what is the value of a tree In Kingscliff? 

Dr Firth questions arborists' valuation of a paperbark tree to be removed for Kingscliff development and says the council needs to 'establish a reasonable standard of tree valuation'. 

Remembering the latest victim of domestic violence, killed by a man on bail

I granted bail to men who then killed. I refused bail to several who did not last 24 hours behind bars – shot, stabbed, hanged or drowned in their own vomit.

Bruns fig tree slated for the chop gets reprieve

A much-loved fig tree next to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour has been saved from destruction – for now – by the quick thinking of a local activist.