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May 29, 2022

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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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Who gets a voice?

After my tirade (Echo 4 May), against proposed changes to the Code of Meeting Practice at Byron Shire Council,...

A gold star campaign and a result full of hope

It’s not surprising that Mandy Nolan got so many primary votes at Saturday’s election for the seat of Richmond – her campaign has been relentless and her volunteers all stellar.

Flood resilience

A big thank you to Sonia Laverty and the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) for providing Monday’s meeting on flood...

Kindness on rise in Ballina and beyond

A community battered by natural disasters and COVID is still finding room in its heart for refugees and asylum seekers, according to Ballina Region for Refugees Vice President Stanley Yeo.

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Race action at the TVSC Mother’s Day meet

A dedicated fleet of 13 boats took to the water for the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s (TVSC) Winter series on Mother’s Day earlier this month.

The second stage of the massive Ballina bypass project is almost complete and, for the first time ever, Ballina won’t be caught in a perpetual traffic jam come Boxing Day.

The Teven Road to Cumbalum section is reported to be six months ahead of schedule. To celebrate, there will be a family fun day at Teven Road bridges at West Ballina on Sunday 27 November between 9am and 2pm.

An historic monument has been rescued from the path of the highway.

The memorial is built of bricks from a chimney of Fairfield, a homestead built in 1889 on one of the earliest land grants in Alstonville, and was on land acquired during preparation for the highway upgrade.

Following an approach by Alstonville Plateau Historical Society, Ballina Council found a suitable alternative site in a council-owned reserve in Alstonville, near where the original homestead once stood.

The land on which the original home once stood was selected by brothers Thomas and Andrew Freeborn around 1865.

Thomas died unmarried and Andrew gave the land to his son William, who built the house for his new wife, Isabella Cooke.


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