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April 12, 2021

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Exactly how was the ship stuck?

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Kingscliff RPA bringing it all back home

One of the Tweed Shire’s oldest residents’ associations is celebrating a long-awaited return to the Kingscliff Community Hall.

Local collaboration formed to feed people rather than landfill

Feeding people at the same time as reducing food waste is the aim of a new regional food donation campaign initiated by NE Waste.

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Council’s Draft Complaint Handling Policy is on exhibition! It’s a document that, if drafted carefully, could provide the public with confidence that Council take complaints seriously and accountability will apply when a complaint is found to be true.

Is it solar fair?

Meg Pickup, Ballina The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) draft rule change will result in solar households and businesses being...

Character test for PM without much

Over Easter I visited a friend who’s spent decades doing her best to protect old growth forests, preserve human connection with nature in the raw and help save our planet from the climate emergency.

Race winning jockey Marlon Dolendo on Tycoon Sun finished race 5 in a downpour at Ballina on Wednesday.

Story & photos Eve Jeffery

Despite the rain, the traditional Boxing Days races went ahead  on Wednesday, just one of 33 racecourses around the country celebrating the festive season. Hundreds of revellers, punters and families converged on the track

The six-race card saw some exciting close finishes and some great jockey performances. The winners on the day were Davin Green on Friday Example, Kasie Stanley on Porrento’s Girl, Marlon Dolendo on Black Patch in the third and Tycoon Sun in the fifth, Rikki Jamieson on Valiant Heart and Cassandra Schmidt on My Private Dancer.

The day was mostly dry with a few spits, but the slow (7) track was definitely showing signs of the rain in the preceding week and one downpour during race 5 didn’t make matters any better.


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