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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

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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International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

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Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

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Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

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