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Byron Dog Rescue: 20 years of lifesaving love and dedication

Celebrating two decades of compassion and dedication to our four-legged friends by Byron Dog Rescue.

Nixie Ryan takes second at Port Stephens Pro

Lennox Head surfer Nixie Ryan was a good wave short in the final of the Port Stephens Pro so had to settle for second place behind World Junior Champion Sierra Kerr last week.

Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby. 

Doing it for Dunkley

The eyes of Australia turn this week to the electorate of Dunkley in Victoria, historically the site of the Frankston riot and just down the road from where Harold Holt disappeared. Now it's the location of an all important federal by-election.

Sleepbus service opens in Ballina

Sleepbus, the innovative solution for rough sleepers, has opened in Ballina after relocating from Byron Bay.

Smith MP urges planning minister to call in Wallum

Yesterday the media gathered at the proposed Wallum development at Brunswick Heads as Tamara Smith, Member for Ballina, held a conference to urge the NSW planning minister to refer the development the federal environment minister.

I hope readers took note of Jill Keogh’s letter last week urging them to go to the Friends of the ABC seminar in Bangalow’s A&I Hall this coming Saturday (18th).

Jill wrote of her unhappiness with some aspects of current ABC programming and we all probably have a few gripes with either or both the ABC and SBS that we can enjoy passing on to the local (federal) pollies present.

However the main object of the exercise is to show how much we value the ABC, its quality programs and its independence, which we don’t want compromised as has happened with SBS. The thought of ads on the ABC is too awful to contemplate – their own repetitive self-promotions are bad enough – and we need to keep getting this message through to government and insist that they continue to provide adequate funds to our national broadcaster.

The best way to do this is through ‘bums on seats’ and people can ring north coast convenor Neville Jennings on 0405 244 903 for more details of the event.

Jenny Coman, Bangalow

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