Ballina Greens spokesperson Tony Gilding said the party branch would be ‘doing some naval gazing’ after none of its three candidates were elected to Ballina council.
Country Labor's Isaac Smith is the new mayor of Lismore after defeating Greg Bennett, a member of the Shooters and Fishers Party. Meanwhile, David Wright has been re-elected mayor of Ballina by a margin of 1,254 votes ahead of former Greens councillor and now independent Jeff Johnson.
Outgoing Ballina mayor David Wright says that even though the numbers look to be going his way, he’s not going to claim victory until the announcement by the NSW Electoral Commission, expected later today.
Byron Greens mayor Simon Richardson has been entrusted with a second term after almost half of the shire's voters gave him their first preference. But things are not so clear-cut in neighbouring Lismore and Ballina.
Ballina Shire councillor Jeff Johnson is calling for a port if the $1.1m dollars in bushfire funding that has been received by Ballina Shire Council to be spent on the local koala population.
The decision not to sell the NSW State Forests has been welcomed by North East Forest Alliance (NEFA), the Labor Party and the Australian Workers’ Union.
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Multiple fish kills in the Richmond River estuary, including Wardell yesterday, are the result of low oxygen levels in the water following the recent flooding say Rous County Council.
The recent heavy rains, flooding and warm weather have made the perfect conditions for making babies and mosquitoes are breeding like there’s no tomorrow.
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Significant fish kills in both the Ballina and Tweed areas have come about because of the recent flooding say council reps.
Police say four men have been arrested following a pursuit of a stolen car through several towns on the Far North Coast during the early hours of Saturday morning.
The poor water quality of the Richmond River is well known, and is a result of acid sulfate soils and years of agricultural run off. A trial to improve the river’s health is being piloted, say the NSW department of Primary Industry.
The proposed Ocean Pool at Shelly Beach near Ballina has come under fire as members of the community question the impact of the pool, yet supporters say they have already had expert reports to address these concerns.
The rain may be causing havoc on the roads but with 130mm falling overnight in the Rocky Creek Dam catchment area the dam started overflowing this morning.
Significant rainfall in the northern rivers and across the state has led to flooding across the north coast. Waters rose quickly last night leaving some people stranded and at least one cas abandoned in flood water.
The Border Art Prize is a biennial exhibition which supports the endeavours of artists living and working in the border region.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Hazardous Surf Warning, Marine Wind Warning and a Severe Weather Alert which will affect the Byron Coast in northern NSW.
The Bureau of Meteorology have issued a Flood Watch for the Northern Rivers. Predicted heavy rain falls of 75-150mm are expected, with higher isolated falls possible, over the coming days into early next week.
In an effort to educate humans about our oceanic neighbours, an information session will be held in Kingscliff with answers to some salty questions.
The impact of the bushfires on local water supplies has led to Rous County Council developing a targeted raw water sampling program in consultation with NSW Health and industry experts to identify potential contaminants.
Currently enjoying life as a ‘free man’ in New Zealand, Behrouz Boochani’s book No Friend but the Mountains is a very real reminder that men are living and dying in detention on Manus Island.
Calls by local NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith to return to parliament early to enact laws that would allow immediate cash payments to bushfire survivors have been rejected by local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin.
The Ballina Coastcare’s ocean pool opposition organisation say that Shelly Beach has one of only two rock platforms in the Shire where young children can interact with marine creatures.
Restrictions on recreational activities have been lifted today for Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head.
Back in the day, kids had little else to do but run and read but in the twenty-first century many children have swapped playing in the yard for playing online and though it boosts some skills, it comes at a cost to health.
Surfing the Spectrum is a community-based surfing initiative, connecting people with autism to the ocean environment teaching the participants ocean awareness and promoting the benefits of surf therapy.
Water restrictions for Byron Shire (except Mullumbimby) are set to be elevated to level two, says local water utility Rous County Council, effective January 20.
A teenage boy has been charged with assault and affray over an alleged assault in Evans Head on New Year’s Day.