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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Racegoers will be cheering home the red rug at Tweed Heads this coming Saturday 26 May to help raise much-needed funds to improve the quality of life of people living with Cystic Fibrosis.

Tweed Heads’ ‘65 Roses’ race meeting will be this Saturday afternoon. Every time a greyhound wearing the red rug (number one) wins a race, Greyhound Racing NSW will donate $250 to Cystic Fibrosis NSW. Fundraising activities will also take place throughout the race meeting.

As part of Cystic Fibrosis National 65 Roses Day campaign, a total of 35 Greyhound Racing NSW tracks will stage a 65 Roses race meeting in May.


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