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Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

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So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Island Aid thanks

Island Aid Byron Bay last Wednesday was a remarkable success.  But it was only so because of those that gave so selflessly – of their time, energy, positivity, advice, encouragement, help and cash.

More than 61 people (the number that bought tickets) saw the film There Once Was An Island  and grooved to the sweet sounds of the gorgeous Rebecca Ireland and the fabulous harmonies of the Blackbirds.  Some images of the night can be viewed at: https://picasaweb.google.com/112381284932009531754/IslandAidByronBayWed26thOct?authkey=Gv1sRgCOKjkd2wzffuQg.

After all expenses were settled, Island Aid Byron Bay raised $1425.60.  Lyn Collie (chair of The Takuu Trust and producer of the film) has informed us that this will make it possible to purchase the roofing iron that is required on Takuu at the moment.  A small fact like that makes it all alarmingly real, and gratifying, no?

The winner of the raffle for the double pass to Friday 25 Nov at Mullumbimby Music Festival was Jon Daly and the second prizewinner of the 2011 festival CD was Rob (from BBDC).

We have publicly acknowledged the organisations and businesses whose support was integral to the success of Island Aid, published on page 12 of yesterday’s Echo: https://www.echo.net.au/node/83653.

But organisations are made up of individuals – and we think that it is worth acknowledging that you made a big difference to us, and ultimately, to the lives of the Takuu community.

Thanks and warm regards

Ajit Gunasekera & Dave Rawlins

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So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

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International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

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