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Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

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New music festival for Mullum

Esteemed musician and founder of the Nimbin Roots Festival, Lou Bradley, is bringing a new musical venture to the heart of Mullumbimby. The inaugural Mullum Roots Festival is scheduled to take place in July 2025, promising a vibrant celebration of music, community, and sustainability.

Tweed River dredging in July

Dredging to the entrance of the Tweed River will begin this month as part of the Tweed Sand Bypassing...

Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

Renewables/Wallum

Edward Kent’s letter, Wallum (June 26), tried to diminish the importance of the Save Wallum campaign to mere ‘piffle’,...

Visual pollution

I live rurally, not far from Mullumbimby, and I remember the time before a rural garbage service existed. It required...

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire...

A flood-ravaged northern NSW will see another burst of heavy showers and thunderstorms this week fall on already saturated catchments.

‘Rain totals last week exceeded 200mm at Moree and passed the 150mm mark at Armidale, Glen Innes, Guyra and Inverell. Widespread flooding resulted along the Namoi, Gwydir, Severn and Macintyre rivers with peaks still ahead for Goondiwindi and Wee Waa,’ said Tom Saunders, Senior Meteorologist at the Weather Channel.

‘These totals proved some of the heaviest November rain on record for some towns including Guyra, Glen Innes and Moree.

‘The rain cleared on Saturday, but a band of heavy showers and thunderstorms will sweep east through NSW on Wednesday and Thursday. Up to about 50mm of rain will fall over the flooded catchments in the north, possibly enough to cause some renewed secondary flood peaks. However, this week’s rain is unlikely to cause the current flood peaks to worsen,’ he said.

‘Drier weather will return for the remainder of the week, but La Niña conditions through the Pacific and warmer than normal ocean temperatures in the Indian Ocean will combine to maintain above average rain through northern NSW through summer.’


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