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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

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

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Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

September 30, 2014

Issue 29.16

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Pulling on the whites for cricket

For more than 20 years, boys and girls from across the country have been taking part in Milo in2CRICKET. The Milo program is an entry level participation program for five to eight year olds and involves fun, safe activities that teach kids the basic skills to play cricket, in a supportive, non-competitive environment.


Music roundup October 3

A great weekend of music is heading your way with Byron Bay-based roots/folk artist and multi-instrumentalist Tristan O’Meara heading up a great cache of gigs. Tristan has performed for thousands upon thousands on the streets of cities across the world from Australia to the UK, Ireland, to Nepal and Bangkok.


Passion-ate Vegan

Anthea Amore has been a vegan and a passionate vegan and gluten-free cook for the past 26 years. Creating dishes and the likes for others over the years has resulted in the culmination of her new cook book – Passion. Organic vegan recipes to live for.


FNC stars TAP in Sydney

Surf Life Saving NSW’s brightest young surf sport stars have been honing their skills at the NSW Talented Athletes Program (TAP) on Sydney’s Northern Beaches during the holidays.


Culture October 1

A great week of culture starting with Anna Dorrington who presents Grim Fairy Tales where she explores and exposes issues about the role of women, female identity and societal expectations around the concept of the ideal woman.


The case for saving rail from trails

Following from last week’s article where rail trail advocate Geoff Meers espoused the benefits of rail trails, Byron councillor and Trains On Our Tracks spokesperson Basil Cameron puts forward the case for rail’s return.


The Skinny on Tuba

The members of Tuba Skinny are returning to Oz for their fourth Australian tour with a return show in Mullumbimby, the caught up with Mandy Nolan on the way.


Blue till the end

After 13 years of broken bones, broken hearts, sore heads, passive aggression, regular aggression, several arrests, questionable skin infections, and a busload of infuriated tour managers, Bluejuice are calling it quits. For Jake Stone, who has been at the helm since early 2001, this is very much the end of an era.


Footloose and wi-fi free

Brunswick Heads is crowded with good coffee and fare. I say this after chomping down a falafel pocket from Yami’s, then, moving to the right and down the lane, I sidled into Footbridge for my after-coffee.


Double Dipping

Get the Aerogard out or, for some, the neem bush (whatever floats your boat), and join the mozzies and blood-sucking midges for a fiesta of double-dipping with friends gathered on the patio.


West Byron housing figures disputed

A ‘theoretical maximum’ of 1,100 houses is how West Byron developers have sought to explain their calculations on the predicted size of their proposed development.


Byron Bay resident to run as independent in state election

The spectrum for next year’s state election expanded considerably last week after Byron Bay resident Matthew Hartley announced his intention to stand – wheelchair and all – for the seat of Ballina.


Harry’s club of hopeless genius

This year Mullum Music Festival announced their new festival patron. After two years with the vivacious Mama Kin it became imperative that the next patron had to pick up the baton and carry it on to even greater heights.


Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.