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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.

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Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Tim Loughnan, Ocean Shores

In response to Wilf Sprengel’s letter (March 27) asserting that climate change is cyclic and lamenting NAPLAN results in relation to the student strike for climate.

Wilf, take heart, the students who went on strike understand the difference between a normal distribution that is, as a whole, moving towards the right (increasing temperatures) versus focusing on the extremities of the bell curve, which will always be there but are nothing to be guided by.

I think that you can also take heart that the students have been taught to interpret and value the overwhelming scientific consensus regarding an issue and that they are savvy enough to realise that many intelligent, well-meaning adults around them have been groomed into denial or doubt by the strategic 40-year campaign of the climate-denial industry (now a matter of public record).

Thank goodness there are ever-growing numbers of young people who comprehend the urgency of this situation, can see through the ongoing political spin, and have the courage to stand for what they know.


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Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.

What’s happening with South Ballina Beach?

The debate about the future of the beaches south of Ballina is heating up again as councils and concerned citizens grapple with the ongoing issue of 4WD-related damage.

Thirteen students inducted into Tweed Youth Council

The Youth Council program hopes develop better relations between Council and Tweed’s young people, by encouraging a mutual respect, and providing opportunities to contribute to civic life in a constructive and meaningful manner.

Question for Bob Carr

Simon Alderton, Murwillumbah I hope Kerry O’Brien asks Bob Carr (in their ‘conversations’ at Byron Theatre on Friday, 5 March) if he, as a former NSW...