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Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

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TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

Reform needed to deliver electric trucks in Australia

With the aim of getting more electric-powered trucks on Australian roads, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the policies necessary to drive Australian trucking into an electric future.

Bioenergy precaution

The notion of ‘Green Energy’ has recently excited business investors and no doubt the public. We need positive solutions...

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

Ahead of the Australia Day celebrations Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Kevin Chavez have been announced as Lismore’s 2022 Australia Day Ambassadors.

Stories about "wallabies":

Look out for wildlife on the local roads

Heading out at dawn and dusk the local wildlife, particularly the dominant Wallaby species the Swamp Wallaby found on the local Byron coastline, are vulnerable to being hit by cars.

Shock-jock Jones to coach rugby squad for Lismore clash

Radio shock-jock Alan Jones is coming out of a 30-year hiatus to coach a rugby union team that will be playing in Lismore next Tuesday.

Grave robbers in Suffolk Park

Jane Fellows, Byron Bay. I was moved and saddened last Friday to see a grave at the Alcorn Street end of the Byron to Suffolk Park cycle track, opposite the beach entrance.

Mullum boys win right on the bell

Story Dean Trevaskis – Photos Tayla Clorley The Mullum Moonshiners' only loss in season 2013 came in round three against Iluka.  On Saturday the top...

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.