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April 11, 2021

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A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

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Winter cross-country up and running in Ballina


The Ballina Athletics Club has started its winter series of weekly cross country runs at Shelley Beach and is expecting up to 300 regulars in its 41st year.

West Bank apartheid

Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay The ABC’s Religion and Ethics Report this week featured an interview with former Israeli cabinet...

Wardell and Pimlico Halls to be upgraded

Yesterday the Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, announced $70,000 of funding for upgrades to Wardell and Pimlico Halls, in Ballina Shire.

Lilac house bound by red tape

Mullumbimby resident Nicole Haberecht is facing a $3,000 fine and the prospect of repainting her house after Council made a demand that she change the colour after it was painted a shade of lilac.

ANZAC Day with a difference in Lismore

The Northern Rivers peace group ‘Remembering and Healing’ (RaH), now in its twelfth year, is organising two public events for ANZAC Day to remember the suffering war brings on all sides, and to make a strong commitment to peace and non-violence.

In the ditch

Peter Olson, Goonengerry The Suez Canal blockage is just one small part of the Reset Button: unexpected delays, meet ‘just-in-time’ production. You...

Asren Pugh, Bangalow

I want to say thank you to Paul Spooner for all of his work at the Byron Community Centre over the past 10 years.

It is sad to learn that he has decided to move on but he leaves a lasting legacy. What a wonderful contribution he has made to the uniqueness, culture, and social cohesion of our community over the past 10 years.

Paul has ensured that our wonderful Community Centre has remained financially viable while continuing to support innovative and essential programs for our community. Liberation Larder, Bay FM, the world-renowned markets, homeless breakfast, counselling, tax help, no-interest loans, ageing programs, and countless cultural and political forums and shows in the wonderful theatre are just the beginning.

Thank you, Paul, from me and I’m sure the whole Byron Bay community.


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Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Poor Pauline

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women. Look at the treatment they dished out to Pauline...

New film celebrates getting back outside

'Free From Lockdown: Back Out in Nature' is a new short film in which a group of disabled and non-disabled performers from the Northern Rivers celebrate being in nature after COVID lockdown.