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July 23, 2024

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Zionism, antisemitism, Israel

Thank you for the political comment from David Heilpern (July 3) – it was to the point and very...

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850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

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Tweed council catching up on DA backlog

Tweed Shire Council staff say they’re catching up on and reducing the number of outstanding development applications [DAs] lodged locally.

Experience books in a whole new way at Byron Writers Festival

“Living eulogies”, launches and poetic performances – Australia’s largest regional writers festival embraces the theatrical with a series of evening feature events.

Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

Nick Mills, Eureka

Yay, I just paid an $824 bill for one broken wheel, no doubt a subliminal message from my car saying ‘enough’ of the treacherous Springvale Road, Eureka which is bursting with eager and helpful potholes.

RMS statistics say the most likely driver to lose their lives in NSW is now a male aged 50 to 59, on country roads, close to their homes. Yay for me and my husband.

According to the RMS we need to slow down. It’s our fault you see. I am somehow to blame, as I delicately pick my way across the scarred and ruinous blacktop. Ask any of my neighbours who regularly get stuck behind me, and you will know it is not from my driving too fast. Our roads are a disgrace.

On a regular basis I am almost hit by cars travelling at inappropriate speeds on these roads, most likely racing back to their illegal AirBnB.

Council regularly sends a truck to spray bitumen over existing potholes. This band-aid solution would be laughable, if not so sad. It washes away the moment it rains. Kudos to council for regularly sending us a work crew. Why they do such a shit job each time, is a mystery.


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