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Is polluting a lake in a national park to support new housing ok?
From Byron Bay to Evans Head to Casino the questions about how we deal with what is politely termed ‘effluent’, and how that may or may not destroy our local environment, demand real and urgent answers.
Tamara Smith returned to Ballina’s Greens seat
Last night a packed Suffolk Park Hotel exploded with cheers at around 8pm when the ABC broadcast computer popped up a Green result for Ballina and the return of Tamara Smith to the seat she has held for the last eight years.
And Still I Sing
Ballina Region for Refugees is holding a fundraising screening at Byron Theatre next Wednesday to raise urgently needed funds for their community resettlement program. The film is And Still I Sing, an extraordinary documentary by Afghan filmmaker, Fazila Amiri.
Local skateboarders ready for Ballina contest and NCAS tryouts
The Fair Go skate competition will take place at the Ballina Skate Park from this Friday March 31 and...
NEFA welcomes the election of a new government
The North East Forest Alliance welcomes the election of the Minns Labor government with their promise to create a Great Koala National Park, and calls for a moratorium on logging within the park proposal until the promised assessment is complete.
Flickerfest at The Regent
Celebrating 32 years in 2023 Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA recognised short film festival, presenting A-list short film programs recognised amongst the best in the world with films hand-picked from the festival’s record 3,200 entries!
Federal Drive landslip works to begin
More than a year after a major landslip tore through Federal Drive during the floods, major works to reconstruct the damaged section are finally set to commence.
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Locals protest the removal of 49 native trees at Wollumbin High for a car park
As cars tooted in support around 80 locals gathered this morning at Wollumbin High School to protest against the removal of native and endangered trees that were planted by the ‘Man of the Trees’ Bruce Chick and school students from when the school was founded.
Life long learning with environmentalist Bruce Chick at Wollumbin High
I find it an insult to the pioneering work of students such as myself and the legacy of Mr Chick that such crucial collaborative, educational and sustainable living contributions to the ecosystem are proposed to be destroyed.
Appeal to locate man last seen at Casino on way to Tweed
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man from Grafton missing from the North Coast area.
Do you still need help to get two rooms fixed after the 2022 flood?
More than 80 Lismore residents have had help getting a few rooms in their flood-impacted homes re-sheeted and habitable following the devastating 2022 floods. The...
$15,000 fine and warnings over illegal logging in Kyogle Shire
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Urbenville-based logging company Rojech Pty Ltd were fined $15,000 earlier this month over logging operations near the entrance to the Border Ranges National Park in Kyogle Shire.
No street gathering policy for Ballina Shire
A majority of Ballina Shire councillors have voted against a Greens-led motion for a new policy enabling resident-led street closures for gatherings and play.