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Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

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Busy time for Ballina Region for Refugees

BR4R has not let the floods and COVID slow things down, with lots of recent happenings and more planned for the future.

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As Australians head into another election season just as many parts of the east coast are recovering from ‘unprecedented’ flooding since February, and the national psyche is still reeling from the trauma of the ‘unprecedented’ Black Summer bushfires before that, it is critical now more than ever to vote according to your environmental conscience and fear for the future.

Vale Dr Karel Hromek

Karel found his soul place at Boogarem, the farm with the waterfall, in the hills of Mullumbimby.

New hinterland whiskey

Winding Road Distillery is based in Tintenbar, and early next week they are due to release their first single...

All smiles at Ballina pre-poll

People were queued out the door at the pre-poll booth in Ballina Indoor Sports Centre yesterday, with brightly dressed volunteers and AEC officials offering assistance to voters.

Homelessness hub under immense pressure

A new homelessness hub in Byron Bay has been so inundated with requests for help, that the service already needs additional staff to meet the demand.

Tweed locals have a chance to raise issues with councillors at the Pottsville community markets on Sunday 19 February.

The next in the series of Councillors’ Community Catch-up will be held in the council’s Catch-up marquee at the markets from 9am to 1pm, giving residents the chance to drop in and talk to several councillors on any shire-related topic.

Mayor Barry Longland said the first two catch-ups last year had been a ‘wonderful chance for community members to talk face-to-face with the councillors about any issues they believe need to be addressed’.

‘Pottsville residents have shown tremendous community spirit at similar council forums in their town, so I expect the positive turnouts to continue at the 19 February stall,’ he said.

The catch-ups are held quarterly and rotate between community markets throughout Tweed Shire. For updates about the catch-ups,

visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au.


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