Community News

Mon 18 Jan 2021

North Coast talent on show as Archibald goes regional

Premium Content North Coast talent on show as Archibald goes regional

The Northern Rivers gallery will be the first stop for the prestigious art show’s regional tour.

‘Affordable housing’ DA released for public comment

Premium Content ‘Affordable housing’ DA released for public comment

The proposed development would involve nine buildings and could house 132 people.

$400,000 meditation hall planned for Northern Rivers site

Premium Content $400,000 meditation hall planned for Northern Rivers site

The aim is to deliver a "retreat style experience" and continue the property's theme of "positive human wellbeing and connection to the natural environment"

Sat 16 Jan 2021

Man faces court after dangerous car chase across towns

Premium Content Man faces court after dangerous car chase across towns

The chase went on for hours across Ballina, Alstonville, Lismore and Goonellabah.

Tribute to local world champion unveiled

Premium Content Tribute to local world champion unveiled

Visitors can interact with the installation by standing on the podium to take photos, with the river as backdrop.

No horsing around as Balliwood Stables draws interest

Premium Content No horsing around as Balliwood Stables draws interest

The former horse clinic has drawn lots of interested buyers in the Ballina property.

25 jobs as medical centre planned for unusual location

Premium Content 25 jobs as medical centre planned for unusual location

The new Lismore facility would have capacity for 18 general practitioners to operate within eight consultation rooms and two dental rooms.

Fri 15 Jan 2021

‘I couldn’t have found a better job’: Life changing turnaround

Premium Content ‘I couldn’t have found a better job’: Life changing...

Help from a disability employment service provider was enough for the local resident to get a job in a new industry.

Big clue on when music festivals will come back to Byron Bay

Premium Content Big clue on when music festivals will come back to Byron Bay

To date, Liquor & Gaming NSW has not received liquor licensing applications for any of the major festivals.

Skydiver flown to hospital after collision during free fall

Premium Content Skydiver flown to hospital after collision during free fall

Two people collided after jumping from 10,000 feet, before deploying their parachutes.

Dam ‘could end up a Lismore vs Ballina issue’

Premium Content Dam ‘could end up a Lismore vs Ballina issue’

Two former Rous chairs think using underground water instead of building a dam will become a contentious issue.

Lismore goes bottoms up over new clinic

Premium Content Lismore goes bottoms up over new clinic

The newest addition to the medical scene is set to leave Lismore cleansed.

Pool boss urges simple steps to prevent ‘something tragic’

Premium Content Pool boss urges simple steps to prevent ‘something tragic’

It’s summer, which means many will take a dip in the pool, but there are risks involved.

One simple thing locals want in Kyogle

Premium Content One simple thing locals want in Kyogle

Passionate locals have revealed their amazing ideas for their village, but there’s one thing many people want first.

Scrapped to the bargain bin: Target stores set to close

Premium Content Scrapped to the bargain bin: Target stores set to close

Several Target stores on the Northern Rivers will soon close their doors as the chain undergoes transformation.

Thu 14 Jan 2021

Traditional owners on Dunoon Dam: ‘enough is enough’

Premium Content Traditional owners on Dunoon Dam: ‘enough is enough’

The dam would inundate ancient burial sites and areas with extensive evidence of occupation.

Algae levels have ‘quadrupled’ at dam in a week

Algae levels have ‘quadrupled’ at dam in a week

“Recreational users of the dam and river should not come into contact with the water.”

Community’s mixed feelings about track changes at Wollumbin

Premium Content Community’s mixed feelings about track changes at Wollumbin

Members of the public have voiced their thoughts on what the mountain’s future should involve.

Local records tumble after fourth wettest December ever

Premium Content Local records tumble after fourth wettest December ever

Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads received incredible rainfall last month which was the highest in 100 years.

Koalas, snakes, bats will benefit from wildlife hospital

Premium Content Koalas, snakes, bats will benefit from wildlife hospital

The not-for-profit has signed a memorandum of understanding to set up the hospital within a DPI precinct.

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