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March 3, 2021

Pacific Highway delays expected

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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Other News

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Delays are expected on the Pacific Highway near Coffs Harbour while crews salvage a beer truck which lost control heading south on Dirty Creek Range.

The truck lost control and rolled onto its side beside the road.

No-one was injured.

On other Pacific Highway news, the recently opened section of the Ballina bypass, connecting to the Bruxner Highway, will remain a 60km zone throughout the January period.

An RMS spokesperson said the road is built on soft soil and the existing road surface will need to bed down before the final surface can be completed.

Drivers are also reminded that the holiday double demerits period commences tonight.


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