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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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Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Byron’s rail reactivation saga continues

Byron Council will consider funding further investigations into getting trains back on the tracks in the Shire, despite strong criticisms of the reports on the matter that have been prepared to date.

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

Heritage Bruns?

David Kolb, Brunswick Head When Mathew O’Reilly spoke to Council regarding heritage listing for parts of Brunswick Heads he was quoted...

Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

M Mizzi, Ocean Shores

Carlos Gutierrez, (Letters, yesterday) is one of those naive souls who believes that kids will do as their parents tell them. What a laugh. I wonder what his childhood was like?

Every weekend I see the young ’uns out there, fully loaded before they hit town ready to paarrteee like it’s the end of the world. These kids want action, debauchery, sex, smoking, good times and hard loud vibes to dampen the obvious emptiness of their sad little consumer souls. They type away on their iPhones and assorted gadgets arranging meet-ups, finding where the best party is going down and lining up exploits that make their parents’ lives seem pedestrian and boring by comparison.

This is the new jet-fuelled Generation Y – and nothing and no-one will get in their way when a good time beckons, least of all parents. Coupled with expensive clothing, designer shoes and money to burn, (maybe the parents have a weapon there) these kids, all prematurely matured beyond their years, are the product of the world baby boomers have created, the one where everything is a ‘right’ and any limits to these rights is a new reason to rebel.

You reap what you sow and the harvest ain’t too pretty when you see it spewing its guts out after too many cocktails, nor are the associated alcohol-fuelled fights on the main streets of town.

But then Dan Murphy’s reserves its right to supply brain-deadening toxic poison to its valued customers…


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Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.