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An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

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GemLife’s seniors’ housing estate (again) and more Ballina Council 2024 court action

A conciliation conference between the Ballina Shire Council and developers wanting to build a seniors’ resort-style estate in West Ballina is to happen in less than three weeks.

Lorikeets on the mend as paralysis season eases

A poorly-understood phenomenon where lorikeets in the region becoming paralysed and unable to fly is thankfully coming to an end for 2024, says WIRES wildlife vet, Dr Tania Bishop.

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

Pushing Up the Tempo

Paving her way in the music scene, Yazmin has played alongside some of the biggest artists in the world at venues throughout Australia, Bali and the UK. She has spent her time in the industry supporting the likes of Kaskade, Futuristic Polar Bears, Savage, The Potbelleez, Stafford Brothers, Joel Fletcher, Hilton Caswell and many more!

Tamara Smith announces new Wollongbar preschool

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens Early Learning Spokesperson, has welcomed an announcement from the NSW government to build a new public preschool adjacent to Wollongbar public school.

Save Wallum protesters celebrate community support

A localised community campaign against development on ecologically sensitive land at Brunswick Heads continues, with more than 300 protestors said to have been on site over the weekend.

At the gateway to the former ‘City of Arts’, the centre of the ‘Green Cauldron’, the notorious yellow arches of the McDonald’s 24-hour restaurant complex will still be as big as a warehouse wall, superimposed on Mt Warning as an introduction to the town of Murwillumbah to visitors coming from the direction of Tweed and for shoppers returning from Tweed City, Bunnings and The Goodguys.

If they haven’t stopped at the first McDonald’s and BP to top up with fats and petrol, this is a second chance, only 15 minutes later to buy fats, fizzy drinks and this time groceries at the expanded IGA, without which approval for McDonald’s would have been unlikely. At least IGA is locally owned.

Will the tradespeople designing, building and maintaining the complex be local?

How many adults supporting families will be long-term employees?

What percentage of the food ingredients will come from local producers?

What higher education and career opportunities will be available for the young teenage workers?

Will Tweed Shire ratepayers foot the bill for late-night security/vandalism/crime?

Rubbish from KFC has been seen along the road and as far as Byangum bridge. Will this be a new source of rubbish?

For the benefit of the people already struggling with obesity from poor nutrition, the struggling food-businesspeople, and the locals and visitors who are attracted to the uniquely beautiful views of trees and mountains, please let’s find a way to reverse the approval and resist the powerful economic cudgel of another foreign-owned giant.

Ari Ehrlich, Tyalgum

 

 


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Police confirm two babies dead on February 11 in Mullumbimby

NSW Police have confirmed that at about 2am Sunday 11 February, emergency services were called to a home in Mullumbimby following reports of a concern for welfare.

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

Affordable housing summit next week

As the affordable housing issue shows no signs of easing in the near future, key figures in the housing, property, and finance sectors will come together to tackle the country’s housing challenges at the ninth Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

Lorikeets on the mend as paralysis season eases

A poorly-understood phenomenon where lorikeets in the region becoming paralysed and unable to fly is thankfully coming to an end for 2024, says WIRES wildlife vet, Dr Tania Bishop.