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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Other News

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Evidence emerges of police breaching RDT procedures

The media unit attached to NSW Police have refused to say whether all tests conducted over the Nimbin Mardi Grass weekend, in early May, will be declared invalid, after breaches by a NSW Police Officer conducting drug tests were filmed on video.

The housing crisis in regional Australia

As someone who rents a home, I’m frustrated with the lack of action on affordable housing. The debate has raged for years, yet the government buries its head in the sand.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

That may be HIStory but HERstory is a bit different

Cr Sarah Ndiaye, BSC Deputy Mayor Tom Tabart, cantankerous curmudgeon. Was glad to see the back of him. Offered him my...

Byron Golf Clubs Crowns New Ladies Foursome

Kerry Lollback and Joan Neate will have their names added to the Byron Bay Ladies Foursomes Champions board after winning the 27-hole championship held at Byron Bay golf Club.

October 1, 2012

Issue 27.17

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Support for mothers of at-risk daughters

A group of frustrated local mothers have decided to establish their own informal support group. One mother said she felt she was ‘battling in isolation, trying to find ways to manage our daughter’s self-harm, depression or anxiety.

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Alcohol abuse committee to visit Byron

A NSW parliamentary committee set up to investigate strategies to reduce alcohol abuse among young people will visit Byron Bay next week to hear what is happening in the town.

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CSG company moots partial withdrawal

Byron Shire councillor Diane Woods is taking credit for the recent announcement by Dart Energy that the company intends to ‘relinquish non-prospective and certain coastal areas in due course.’

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Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BRFR

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.