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Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

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Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

W Crompton, Mullumbimby.

Briefly for those millionaires who want to dump tons of rock on the Belongil spit. Matthew 7.26: ‘’Tis a foolish man who builds his house on the sand’. It’s no wonder though these people think they can do as they wish in the Shire. They only have to see the absolutely ridiculous work of art in the middle of the road in, and they would realise the Shire is in the hands of lunatics.

The good thing is the gaudy monstrosity is light and should be easy to remove. Unlike our council, who are heavy and difficult to remove. I wonder if any of the community who approved the artwork had anything to do with the hospital. I like the councillor in The Echo 9/01/19 who says we didn’t know what was going on, we just gave the guy the money and felt important. There has got to be some change to local government before there is an uprising of the ratepayers.


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