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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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Farm tours, tastings and horse riding – confusion over State agritourism SEPP

A lengthy debate took place at the last Tweed Shire Council planning meeting (5 May) around the issue of...

Wardell Hall CORE

They always say that emergencies such as bushfires and floods bring out the best in people, but do they? The...

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.

Work repairing landslips on Tweed’s Scenic Drive won’t start before June

Geotechnical assessments have now been completed for the two landslips near Simpson Drive and Warringa Drive on Scenic Drive at Bilambil Heights.

Temporary accommodation sites for flood-affected communities

The New South Wales Government has this just announced nine temporary accommodation sites across the Northern Rivers region to house flood-affected residents, with more to come.

Richmond candidates strut their stuff

With the federal election looming Saturday, candidates put themselves before the public at the Echo/BayFM ‘Meet the Candidates’ on Monday night in Byron. All candidates were present, except ‘ghost’ One Nation candidate, Tracey Bell-Henselin. 

Having previously spent eight years as president of a local branch of the ALP, I am appalled by Rudd’s constant whiteanting and playing of populist politics. His behaviour strikes me as totally amoral, without empathy, and psychopathic. I believe he will single-handedly bring about the demise of the ALP. Much more so than any faceless men.

He thrived on having spineless federal members who, like my own, will only ever parrot the party rhetoric. She is not only faceless; but totally absent. She spent seven years in my branch and contributed nothing. I am not surprised she has made her first comment in many years, that she will support Rudd.

Right now the only person I would vote for PM would be Malcolm Turnbull. I know… wrong party.

Tim Smerd, Bogangar


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SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

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Secret agreements and done deals

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