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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

I refer to the letter by Cr Jeff Johnson regarding the sale of two blocks of land at Lennox Head by Ballina Shire Council. The decision to sell the blocks is entirely one for council alone, as they are the owners.

Cr Johnson would do better to lobby his own Council than seeking to blame me for the decision, especially as the state government has not agreed to buy these blocks of land.

Cr Johnson is no doubt seeking re-election to Council at the local government elections in four months’ time. Perhaps this explains his outburst.

Please don’t blame me because you can’t carry the day in Council, Cr Johnson.

Don Page MP
Member for Ballina


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