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No Ballina commemoration for 11 November

Speaking on behalf of the Ballina RSL sub-branch, Dick Wills BEM has announced that there will be no public commemoration service in Ballina for Remembrance Day next month.

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Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

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10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

After a long, arduous and uninformed debate… Saddle Road DA approved

Councillors finally ‘got there in the end’, interim Mayor, Michael Lyon, told an exhausted audience after many hours of confused meandering at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

Blowhard alert

We have endured drought, bushfires, flooding and COVID. However, Australia must brace itself for something even worse. Something that...

Dr COVID

The other day I met a Mullumbimby doctor. As I used to live in Mullum and Mullum was in...

So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would...

Stories about "Black Rocks sports fields":

Celebrating a koala saviour

Menkit Prince, Uki. At the March Tweed Shire Council meeting Dave Norris gave an impassioned speech on behalf of the koalas at Black Rocks, pointing out the deficiencies of Cr Longland’s proposed survey of Pottsville residents asking if they wanted a koala gate, a grid or revegetation of the sports field.

Koala success story

Menkit Prince, Uki. On Sunday 7 February at 1pm a momentous event occurred at Black Rocks off the access road to the sports field. An 18-month-old female koala juvenile (named Lucia) found just before Christmas 2015 with conjunctivitis and taken into care at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital was released.

Successful koala release at Black Rocks sports fields

Last week was a rare bright moment for the besieged koalas of Tweed’s Black Rocks sports fields when Lucia, an 18-month-old female juvenile koala, was released back into her home range surrounding the sports fields.

Tweed Council to decide on Black Rocks Men’s Shed

Tweed Shire Council will tonight vote on whether to adopt a staff recommendation to award a tender relating to a proposed Men’s Shed adjacent to a colony of the shire’s endangered koalas at Black Rocks.

Hooning rife at Black Rocks koala site

David Norris, Pottsville. Hooning is back at the Black Rocks sports field, thanks to Tweed Shire Councillors Longland, Byrne, Youngblutt and Polglase who voted against Council's koala advisory committee's recommendation for the koala/dog-proof vehicle access gate

Koalas take centre stage at Pottsville



David Norris and Lyn Dickinson
, Pottsville. Koalas took centre stage at Pottsville last Saturday at an information afternoon which was attended by more than 100 people including representatives of community groups and Pottsville residents.

Black Rocks koala meeting hijacked by councillor

Menkit Prince, Uki. The Saturday public information session at Pottsville on Black Rocks koalas was hijacked by Cr Barry Longland and his facebook ‘gang’ who quickly turned it into a public misinformation session.

Alternative site for Men’s Shed applauded

Lynette Dickinson, Pottsville. Congratulations to the Pottsville Men's Shed for securing a temporary site to operate their shed at the Pottsville Primary School – and many thanks to the principal for allowing this to happen. It is also good news that a permanent site is available for them at the Barry Sheppard sports field.

Hooning at Black Rocks not exaggerated

David Norris
, Pottsville. I refer to recent media editorial in which Cr Barry Longland is quoted as 'describing reports of hooning at the Black Rocks sports field from a nearby resident as somewhat "exaggerated"'.

COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must we not? But the answers...

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...