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Residents opposed to the proposed deviation of the Pacific Highway through the Blackwall Range near Ballina are hoping to make Burabi, the local Aboriginal name for koala, a household word. It will feature on t-shirts being designed by local artist Tim Roberts.
Mary Forbes, Eungai Creek. Is the coalition representing our best interests? I am very concerned about the Blackwall Range, which is home to a 'nationally significant' koala population and is also home to many other threatened or endangered species.
The campaign to move the proposed Pacific Highway upgrade route south of Ballina away from prime koala habitat is picking up steam.
You would need to be a pretty tough customer to come up against the Bentley farmers, yet, that is exactly what Rob and Sarah McKenzie, the operators of the Bentley Quarry, what they say is a local, family-operated business, are doing.
How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?
More than 800 people had signed a petition calling for a new rail trail to be built next to, rather than in place of, the existing disused railway line running through the shire.