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March 3, 2021

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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Other News

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

It’s Tomato Time

Cupid-TomatoHave you planted your tomatoes yet?  The difference between store-bought and home-grown tomatoes is astounding. There are so many different sorts of tomatoes, it’s no wonder they are one of the most popular plants in the home food garden.o have superior flavour and disease resistance. Experiment with the diversity of shapes, colours, sizes and flavours by plant

There’s a lot of interest in ‘heirloom’ varieties, said ting a selection of different varieties.

Choose small growers if you are growing in pots.

Tomatoes grow well with basil, marigolds, chives, parsley, lettuce, rocket, borage, carrots and nasturtiums. Keep them away from corn, beans, fennel and potatoes. Use the shade cast by tomato plants to provide protection for rocket and coriander.

Avoid blossom end rot by adding dolomite (a source of calcium) at planting, and by ensuring a consistent water supply.

Eden at Byron. 140 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay 6685 6874.


Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.