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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail...

Gwyn Hooper, Uki

Your recent report concerning the possible loss of the two coalition state seats of Lismore and Tweed Heads, and stating that deforestation and lack of koala habitat were the reason, surprised me.

I did not think that these issues were so important to the general population.

If this is the case then I’m convinced that Mr Austin will have no chance at trying to take the seat of Lismore.

The reason is the water mining furore that’s been brewing in Tweed Shire the last two years. It has decimated the support the National Party had here.

The enthusiastic ongoing support given to water miners by local National and Liberal councillors has resulted in this collapse.

Responding to my email Mr Curtin said if it was legal he supported it.

However, since water mining has expanded into his area local farmers have pressured him for a promise of an independent inquiry into commercial water extraction.

There is, in my mind, no need for an inquiry. The people do not want this business anywhere and politicians are there to serve the people, not Coca-Cola Amatil and all the other bottlers. Listen to the people and protect the water that belongs to all of us.

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