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Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

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Old and Gold on this Saturday in Bruns

Come rain, hail or shine, the Old & Gold Festival will celebrate 20 years this Saturday.

Ballina Council join study to understand water use

Ballina Council has joined Bathurst, Dubbo and the Murray River Council areas to participate in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that aims to identify how people use water across regional NSW. 

Keep funky Mullum

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Jagun Alliance – rebuilding Indigenous knowledge

Sustainability is intrinsic to Aboriginal cultural frameworks, all ways of being, knowing and doing. It’s about being in the right relationship with Country, and all the endemic species being in the right relationships, in the kinship Country for Country, Jagun.

Search for Gage continues

The 31-year-old Gage Wilson was last seen on Hakea Court, Mullumbimby, about 5am on Saturday, May 18.

A tribute to Brunswick Heads locals 

In a world saturated with carefully curated images geared toward personal brand building, a genuinely candid photo is a refreshing and beautiful thing.

Mullet harvesting is here again and the fishermen have to access Gawandii Beach at Shaws Bay. Again, they have left their mark, at both ends this time.

The lovely shaded, grassy end, used by families for picnicking, is now even more scarred as they have decided to utilise it for parking their extra boats as well as accessing the beach to park more boats.

The other end, near the old Missingham Bridge, where a local Landcare group has been weeding and allowing flora regeneration, has been carved up by these fisherman, who are too lazy to walk 200 metres down the beach and must use their cars to exit through the fragile dunes.

They do not make any attempt to restore the damage. At the car park end, severe erosion around native trees creates trip hazards and their pathway destroys the grass to the beach.

If they are to be allowed to access the beach, please minimise their footprint, stop them destroying the dunes at the other end and at least make them do, or pay for, the restoration of the residents’ parkland.

Hoons who tear up parks are fined if caught!

Finally, why do they have to park all their cars in the few spots in that area, surely they could park most of their vehicles over the road in Park Street?

Richard White, East Ballina


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