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MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

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War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

A grubby business

Cr Cate Coorey, Byron Shire Council Among the reasons Simon Richardson gave for his retirement from the mayoralty was the...

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

Wollongbar wildlife hospital clears another hurdle

Ballina Shire Council has voted to prepare a planning proposal to modify the LEP for the site at Lindendale Road Wollongbar which is proposed for the new Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital.

Mobile library returns to the Northern Rivers

The Richmond Tweed Regional Mobile Library was a common sight around the region prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is once again going to be out and about for readers from this week.

Wollongbar finally gets its park

Wollongbar is finally going to get its multi-use park that will include a skate zone, kids play equipment and community facilities following Ballina Shire Council's meeting today.

‘On Demand’ public transport to be tested in Northern Rivers

The NSW government has chosen the Northern Rivers as one of 27 locations statewide to test its latest 'On Demand' transport scheme, which will see mini-buses connect commuters to local transport hubs.

No injuries in Wollongbar fire

Police attended a fire this morning at Lismore Road, Wollongbar that has destroyed the interior of the house.

New sportsfields opened in Wollongbar

  The new million-dollar 14-hectare sporting facilities  were officially opened by the federal member for Page Kevin Hogan last week The new grounds include an AFL...

Golf club, machete and baseball bat used in Wollongbar attack

A youth has been charged after allegedly hitting another with a golf club during an altercation at Wollongbar in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Childhood sexual assault: healing at Heartfelt house

Moving forward from childhood sexual abuse and creating a positive life is a challenge – supporting people to achieve this is the purpose of Heartfelt House in Wollongbar near Lismore.

Sparks fly at Wollongbar TAFE

The sparks were flying, and building, and discovering and creating this week at Wollongbar as the TAFE hosted it's annual Bright Sparks program.

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 at the Belongil Spit. Indeed, it...

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

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.