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Reflections yet to adhere to court orders

NSW government-run corporation, Reflections, is yet to fulfil court orders around its management at the Terrace Holiday Park in Brunswick Heads, despite a settlement being reached with Byron Council in the Land & Environment Court in 2021.

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Cartoon of the week – 29 November 2023

Send to Letters Editor Aslan Shand, email: [email protected], fax: 6684 1719 or mail to The Letters Editor, The Echo, 6 Village Way, Mullumbimby, 2482, NSW, Australia.

NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejects controversial development on Ballina floodplain

Yesterday the NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejected Gemlife’s proposal for a major 'seniors living' development on a flood prone site on Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina.

Scratch your bum and give idleness a chance

Mandy Nolan’s recent Soapbox article on the mental health crisis was a ripper. Spot on. She’s right about one of the principal causes: capitalism.

Too much fun in the Playground

Playground is a well-established event that’s held every two months at the scenic Club Burringbar. For the last two years, three long-term local DJs, Pob, Curly Si and Halo have been curating this amazing, rhythmic event.

$10 million-dollar Resilient Kids program for Northern Rivers

Thousands of Northern Rivers youth and at least 75 schools are expected to benefit from a $10 million-dollar federal government grant aimed at strengthening community resilience.

Bruem’s balloon amendment burst as Ballina Council votes to protect wildlife

Ballina Shire’s balloon ban is to stay in place after a failed attempt by at least one conservative councillor to weaken rules aimed at protecting wildlife and reducing litter.

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Man charged following police operation in Wollongbar

A man has been charged following a police operation yesterday, which led to the temporary closure of a major road.

Man taken into custody after residents told to stay indoors – Wollongbar

A man was taken into custody as part of a police operation in Wollongbar at around 2pm today.

Bruxner Highway upgrade axed, for now

Ballina Mayor Sharon Cadwallader says the recent release of the federal government's infrastructure spending review brings with it a disheartening revelation for the Ballina Shire and the Northern Rivers region. In particular, the significant funding loss for the crucial Bruxner Highway – Wollongbar to Goonellabah project, which initially held a federal commitment of $6.8 million.

Nats promise road improvements in Alstonville, Lismore

A week after NSW Labor announced a $1 billion rural roads policy, the state Nats have come out with an announcement of their own – so far two intersections will benefit, albeit one of them a death zone.

Tabulam fire burns over 4,000 hectares

The out-of-control bush fire which is burning near the Bruxner Highway, west of Tabulam, has destroyed more than 2,900ha after spreading further since yesterday.

Man attacked on Bruxner Highway after stopping to help woman

Police are investigating the vicious assault of a man who went to help a woman who told him her car had broken down on the highway between Casino and Tenterfield last night.

A racial slur or a just a tree name?

Changing the name of a local street because it is derived from a racist slur might seem a simple decision at first glance. 

3G networks phased out Dec 15

The peak lobby group representing Australia’s telecommunication industry announced last week it will phase out 3G networks in the region on December 15. 

NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejects controversial development on Ballina floodplain

Yesterday the NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejected Gemlife’s proposal for a major 'seniors living' development on a flood prone site on Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina.

Editorial: The best democracy money can buy

Last week, The Juice Media published a YouTube video, Honest Government Ad | How to rig elections.