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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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Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

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Byron new bioenergy gas electricity plant

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Reasons to be cheerful

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Australian politics transformed

Following an election like no other, Australia looks set to change course on climate and corruption, with the Coalition's Scott Morrison being prised from office and Anthony Albanese about to form a new Labor government with the support of Greens and teal independents.

Flood resilience

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Highrise in Byron Shire?

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More rain is on the way, with a 90 per cent chance of up to 80mm of rain around our region today. Rain with a chance of thunderstorms is forecast for today, tomorrow and Thursday.

In late breaking news, Wilsons Creek landownders report 60mm rainfall in two hours this morning, with the prospect that if rain continues Wilsons Creek Road could close as early as today.

And if that has put a dampener on your Australia Day plans, spare a thought for our southern neighbours further. Most areas on the mid north coast have copped more than 90mm in the last 24 hours on top of already high falls over the weekend.

Grafton has been heavily affected, with more than 70mm of rain in the last 24 hours and, further south, major flooding is predicted for the Bellinger valley.

The Bellinger River at Thora reached 5.8 metres overnight and is expected to go higher. The river is predicted to peak in Bellingen at eight metres.

Waterfall Way is closed between Dorrigo and Thora, and people travelling to the region are advised to use caution and to drive according to road conditions.


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Reasons to be cheerful

After nine long years of being led by the least among us, Australia’s future feels optimistic. Thanks, Western Australia, you were instrumental in booting those numpties out! 

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

Progress at Ross Lane?

The perennial question 'is Ross Lane open?' edged closer to an answer yesterday, with Ballina Council discussing a range of options to solve the flooding problem which regularly cuts off Lennox's main access to the west. Ross Lane has been closed again this week.