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April 23, 2021

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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Follow the buck$

JK Mckenna, Burringbar Give Fast Buck$ his own column in the paper. Let him speak. Let him be heard. Let’s also...

Over population

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar ‘Over population’ is seen by some as the main destructive driver causing many crises besetting the planet today. From...

Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Upside down river

Richard White, East Ballina I was going to deride the various government departments and agencies (DPI, DPE, OEH, EPA etc) that...

Shenhua’s gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

AFL’s second-biggest day

The Draft is the second biggest event on the AFL calendar with over one hundred talented young athletes vying for a spot in one of the 18 AFL clubs.

The pointy end of a week of activities will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre tonight as 2012 NAB AFL Draft gets underway. The NAB AFL Draft is part of the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program, which supports grassroots players and football communities and helps young Australians fulfill their dreams of playing in the AFL.

Countdown to the Kingy

After having to close entries for the first time ever, Kingscliff is set to host the biggest triathlon to date. With a full weekend of programs starting with a Fun Run and Social Ride on Saturday, there are over 1,000 participants competing across the weekend.

The very full Sunday program begins at 5.30am with the big guns taking to the water at 8am. This is a spectator sport, so make your way to Kingy for a great day. Find more info at www.kingsclifftri.com.au.

Cricket for umpires

Cricket umpires who are looking to become accredited can sign up for next week’s Far North Coast Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association (FNCCUSA) training course. The program will be held at the South Lismore Bowling Club for three Mondays beginning next week. Prospective new umpires will receive training in the sport’s rules and, on the successful completion of an exam in December, will receive an official FNCCUSA umpires badge. For more information, contact Rosolen on 0405 223 791 or emailing [email protected]

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Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.