The Richmond River Independent is community owned through the Richmond River Independent Community Association Inc. covering Richmond Valley and Kyogle Council areas in Northern NSW.
The Richmond River Independent free weekly newspaper is a community response to the devastating decision by News Corp to shut down our local paper.
We needed a local paper that tells news about us.
From breaking news like the fires at Rappville, to fishing comps at Evans Head, cattle sales in Casino, giant pumpkins in Kyogle, Council news, births, deaths and marriages and local sport.
Who will tell these stories for us if we don’t have a local paper?
The Richmond River Independent is owned by the community. That way it can never be taken over or closed down on a whim.
It’s advertising support that will make this paper sustainable. That’s a two-way street, because local businesses need focused local media to market their products and services and we’re here to provide that platform.
The management committee of the association is president Bob Mills, secretary Graeme Gibson, treasurer Meg Bishop and Tony Hennessy, Maggie May, Andrew Johnston, Geoff Austin and Cath Gillespie.
Join the Association for a $10 one off joining fee and $25 per year membership.
Membership is open to those who live and work in the Richmond Valley and Kyogle LGAs including areas on the borders.