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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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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.

Another greyhound death in Casino

Another racing greyhound, Slim Pickings, has died at Casino. This is the third racing greyhound death in the Northern Rivers so far this year, and the second in Casino, putting a renewed spotlight on greyhound welfare.

Character test for PM without much

Over Easter I visited a friend who’s spent decades doing her best to protect old growth forests, preserve human connection with nature in the raw and help save our planet from the climate emergency.

Dili facing double disaster

The capital of East Timor, Dili, is reeling after flood waters swept through the city on the weekend, leaving at least 27 dead. The President of East Timor, Francisco Guterres Lú-Olo, described the floods as a 'great calamity'.

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.

Interview with DeeBee Bishop

Thirst is the story of Stan Adams, as told by Deebee Bishop. He was one of six housemates who lived with Stan in a broken-down share house when he’d walked away from his life to live rough. Decades later, Deebee tells the story.

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby

I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under the Green Spine proposal – by my reckoning about 45 spaces from Tincogan to Whian St.

It is proposed that current spaces towards the Museum and past St Martins be ‘formalised’ to compensate.

Whilst I understand concepts such as ‘Walkable town centre’, ‘Shared spaces’, ‘Talking street’, and ‘Bosque areas’, this should not be at the expense of car spaces close to centre – essential for oldies such as me!

Frankly I cannot envisage the chaos if car-free days in Burringbar Street are implemented!

Council should perhaps look at using S94 funds to purchase property in Mullum for car parks.

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