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Richmond River recovery

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Cinema: Despicable Me 4

With the school holidays fast approaching it’s time to rev up the kids to see the ever-lovable Minions in the first Despicable Me movie in seven years.

Other News

Bruns, the fishing town, becomes a musical!  

‘All the old salts have moved on… All the old salts have moved on… I’m wondering where they’ve gone…’

Byron business perspectives in a tough winter 

Having traded in Byron Bay for 47 years, Skallyrags owner, Rob Bass, said he’s never seen a winter like this one.

Iron Gates L&EC appeal hearing comes to an end:  decision reserved – Part I

The long-standing, controversial Iron Gates case came to an end in the Land & Environment Court (L&EC) last Friday after a two-week Hearing commencing at Evans Head on 3 June and finishing in the Court in Sydney on 14 June. 

Fresh police appeal for witnesses in Gage Wilson case

Police have issued a fresh public appeal for witnesses in the case of missing Mullumbimby man Gage Wilson.

Finding freedom concert for refugees June 30

More than 80 Northern Rivers singers and musicians will perform on June 30 at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall in a massive fundraiser to help settle refugee families in the region.

Inequity underpins solar-battery rebates

Over 3.2 million Australian households now have solar systems, and NSW leads, with a million systems (rooftop, heated pool or hot water).

Alan Veacock, Ballina Country Labor

Ballina Branch of Country Labor members endorse recent statements from Labor candidates for Ballina, Asren Pugh, and Lismore, Janelle Saffin, regarding the appalling state of the Richmond River.

They also highlighted the on-going endemic failure of the National Party to address this environmental degradation, and outlined positive policies to finally restore our area’s greatest asset.

Many of the branch’s members and their families are regular users of the Richmond River and are aware of how important its rehabilitation is to the economy of Ballina including the professional fishing industry, tourism, and associated marine industries.

It’s incomprehensible how previous National Party representation has totally ignored cries for help by concerned river users and outlined in scientific studies. Wake-up calls came with the shocking fish kills of 2001 and 2008 and since then absolutely nothing has been done.


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