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June 16, 2021

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Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

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Interview with The Buckleys

Sitting with The Buckleys, you know they are siblings. They have this natural ease and fluidity with each other. A lack of self-consciousness. A lot of love, but you also know they keep each other in check.

Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

NSW Govt overhauls Crown land management 

A management plan that will impact approximately 42 per cent, or around 34 million hectares of NSW, has been announced by the NSW government.

High school attack

Dan Reade, Ocean Shores Mandy Nolan’s ‘Soapbox’ claim that schools have remained unchanged for the last 200 years, seems only informed...

Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

Andrya Hart, The Channon

After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to accept the democratic vote at their meetings would it take to be considered just plain vexatious?

We have a dam, which is excellent. The rest of our water strategies should be drought proof, rain independent.

The new IWCM includes many options. Logically, we should have all of them shovel ready. The more options, the more resilient the system.

My preferred option is purified recycled water. This ‘toilet to tap’ rubbish is a scare tactic. We already drink recycled water. Chances are if you live downstream from a town with a water treatment plant, it is more than likely that purified waste water goes into the creek, which is likely to be drawn as part of the water supply for your town, after further purification.

There is no need to destroy any Aboriginal heritage, rare forest, koala or platypus habitat for an expensive asset, which will be empty in a protracted drought, when there are better options available.


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  1. Regarding our aquifers.. isn’t mining our aquifers the same as fracking? With 12 bores around Tyagarah nature reserve, that’s a serious amount of fracking, a touch of hypocrisy going on here, so much for our nature reserves (Koalas?) and Byron Shires underground water.

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