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July 23, 2024

Thus Spake Mungo #86

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Tweed council catching up on DA backlog

Tweed Shire Council staff say they’re catching up on and reducing the number of outstanding development applications [DAs] lodged locally.

Other News

What is happening in our community is tragic

Esther Berkon of the Facebook group ‘Jews for Palestine Northern Rivers’ spoke at the Byron Council meeting under that...

Heilpern’s piece

Re Heilpern’s Echo piece last week. I am not Jewish, but married into the local Israeli community. If you...

King tide flooding in Ballina

King tides in Ballina are expected to cause minor flooding of some local roads this week.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

Tyalgum Music Festival will be awesome

An opera, a jazz night, a string quartet, mythical creatures, QCGU talent, a violin and piano recital, a wind quintet from Los Angeles and a harp – what more could you need for a fabulous weekend of music?

Contradictions and double negatives

Tony Abbott’s contempt for things that he can’t see doesn’t enlighten us on what he really believes we should be doing about climate change. Sharon Shostak video


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King tide flooding in Ballina

King tides in Ballina are expected to cause minor flooding of some local roads this week.

Teenage girl missing from Coffs Harbour

Police are asking the public for help finding a teenage girl reported missing from the Coffs Harbour area over the weekend.

Ballina motel siege: captives freed after 6 hrs

A man is to face court today after allegedly holding a woman and a small child against their will in a Ballina unit on Friday.

Editorial – Water politics is undrinkable 

Until now, the most significant difference between Mayor Michael Lyon (independent, former Green) and Greens challenger Cr Sarah Ndiaye has been on the Wallum fiasco.