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The power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

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Ballina Shire Council defs not a ‘boys’ club’, says outgoing female councillor

This person is claiming that the council is a 'boys'' club and that the out-going mayor is one of them.

Gladys just doesn’t get it? Bullshit.

The rules are lost to the dark art of time, but when I was younger, we used to play a card game called ‘Bullshit’...

Where is agriculture going in the Northern Rivers?

As the climate emergency bites, and the population grows, farmers are becoming more innovative than ever. The passion and imagination of the Northern Rivers agricultural sector makes this a place to watch.

Voting options on paid parking

Council paid parking in Byron Bay, and National Parks NSW paid parking, has ruined the amenity we once had,...

Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and...

Fatal crash – Alstonville

A man has died following a crash in Alsonville yesterday.

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Broken Head Community rallies to save church from sale

The decision by the Anglican Church to sell St Oswalds Memorial Church in Broken Head has sparked widespread community concern, given that the 99-year-old church was gifted by residents as a dedicated memorial to three local men killed in WWI.

Lest we forget the horses

John Hayter, Tintenbar. As the annual roll-call for horses birthday on August 1 quickly draws near, closely followed by the centenary of outbreak of World War One on August 4 1914, let us also pay tribute to the thousands of Australian horses that accompanied our soldiers into battle overseas.

Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

Byron/Gaza twinned

In Australia there are about 106 towns and cities in sister city or twinned relationship with counterparts worldwide. Lismore is twinned with towns in...

Beam me up Scotty

Scotty, you have the knack of rendering all of life’s complex problems in simple, meaningful terms. I used to rely on Facebook to give...

Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.