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March 1, 2021

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Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

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The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

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

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.


Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Carole Gamble, Mullumbimby Creek

State and federal elections are looming early next year and hopeful incumbents are jockeying for position in both seats.

There is an obvious concentration of ‘pork barrelling’ happening, but an issue of great importance is the appalling state of phone communication in many parts of our region. We only ever have one ‘bar’ on our mobiles and currently we have had no landline for the past six days.

Daily calls to Telstra take approximately 45 minutes each and we are told each time that it will be restored by 7pm tonight.

The issue is aged infrastructure, lack of Telstra technicians, and this one ‘may be connected  to NBN installations in the area and at the exchange’.

Clearly we need local members to improve our lot as individual begging, pleading, and sometimes yelling achieves nothing with the giant Telstra.

No communications possible with the outside world in 2019 could be catastrophic for us and others unless pressure is brought to bear!

Happy New Year, aspiring politicians. Please advocate on our regional behalf.

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Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

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Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

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Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...