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April 19, 2021

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Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

Other News

Professor Graham Samuel says dementia care is personal

In a moving address to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graham Samuel AC shared his personal experience of dementia – the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of the disease.

A man dead after boat capsizes on Ballina Bar

Police have confirmed that a man has died after a boat capsized at Ballina earlier today.

Local girls go big at Oz grom cup

Byron Bay’s Leihani Kaloha Zoric won her second Billabong Oz Grom Cup title, taking out the 10-and-under girls division at Park beach in Coffs Harbour last weekend.

Unauthorised dwelling capital of the world!

Could Main Arm’s title as the Unauthorised Dwelling Capital of the World be under threat?

Red Cross offers additional bushfire grants

Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

HuskeeSwap launches in Lennox

An exciting initiative to keep coffee cups out of landfill launched in Lennox Head yesterday. Ballina Shire Council is backing the HuskeeSwap program with free coffees at different cafes in Lennox this week, for coffeeholics keen to try a new solution to a growing problem.

Greens Byron Shire councillor Sarah Ndiaye is the new deputy mayor. PHOTO: Tree Faerie

Greens member Sarah Ndiaye is the new Byron Shire deputy mayor after she was the only nominee in a council vote last week.

Deputy mayor positions across the Northern Rivers have been refreshed, with twelve months to go before New South Wales local government elections.

Cr Ndiaye won’t get a pay-rise with her new title unless she is asked to step in for the mayor at any time in the next year, in line with Byron Shire policy under state government law.

Both the mayor and the deputy mayor of Byron Shire are members of the Greens, as was already the case with former deputy mayor, Michael Lyon.

Ballina Shire councillors also met last week and voted unanimously for Eoin Johnston as deputy mayor.

Councillor Johnston says he isn’t a member of any political party and takes over from former Ballina Deputy Mayor Nathan Willis.

Independent Councillor Chris Cherry was re-elected as deputy mayor of the Tweed shire earlier this month and Lismore councillors elected Cr Darlene Cook.

Registered New South Wales voters will have a chance to vote for all members of local government on the twelfth of September next year.


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