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August 12, 2022

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A voice for koalas: Vale Olivia Newton-John

The Rainforest Information Centre has expressed its deep condolences to the family and close friends of Olivia Newton-John who was literally the voice of the koala.

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Appeal to locate woman missing from Ballina

NSW Police have sent out a media alert – they are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman missing from Ballina and have issued a SMS get-target alert.

A melodious morning

Dean Doyle and Sophistication are back this week for Morning Melodies at the Ballina RSL. Dean, Narelle and Paul...

NSW bans public display of Nazi symbol

In an historic moment a new law making it a criminal offence to knowingly display a Nazi symbol in public without a reasonable excuse, has passed NSW Parliament yesterday.

Powerhouse six

Bearfoot is a powerhouse sextet that knows how to dig in and get a crowd bouncing, then brings them...

A well-thought-out blend

Noy Ben Ami says that he ‘feels the vibe of the crowd and place’ before he starts to play his original music.

A long and chequered career in cooking

When she was just 16, Elizabeth Jackson was kicked out of a home economics class – not because she burnt a pot or had a collapsed sponge, but because she made a black wedding cake.

I was thankful for Duncan Dey’s input at the last Council meeting where two representatives spoke in public access to the long overdue attention needed to drainage, silting, flooding. I was thankful to Duncan Dey because he spoke about the attention needed for Marshalls Creek sub-catchmen, Capricornia Canal and Readings Bay.

The investigation report of the South Golden Beach levee is a good source of information re: the pumps etc.

$250,000 has been applied for to undertake a Shire-wide detailed overland flow-path assessment. People have given information constantly to Council for years.

Everetts Creek next to Uncle Tom’s corner (Mullumbimby turnoff), totally full of high reeds – a creek of reeds, from Marshalls Creek at Billinudgel to the main river at Brunswick – silted, full of debris, under Tweed Valley Way to Balemo Drive – total disgrace of fallen trees, grass and the highway bridges with mucky waterways, as is Capricornia Canal where mangroves have expanded into the main river in numerous parts.

May what the eye can see attract the necessary attention.

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel


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NSW bans public display of Nazi symbol

In an historic moment a new law making it a criminal offence to knowingly display a Nazi symbol in public without a reasonable excuse, has passed NSW Parliament yesterday.

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