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Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

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Woman charged with DV-related offences – Casino and Goonelabah

A woman will face court today over a domestic violence offence.

Get their houses in order

Well David Heilpern may be discombobulated (Echo, July 3), but his use of the word Zionist as a derogatory...

Let the BBSF fun begin!

The Byron Bay Surf Festival (BBSF) is just over a month away and they have a huge program for surfers and spectators from August 15-18.

Power from the barrel of a gun

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's immediate reaction to the assassination attempt on US presidential candidate Donald Trump was that there was 'no place for violence in the democratic process', but this is the latest in a very long line of incidents which prove otherwise.

72 house-raises and retrofits announced  

Seventy-two homeowners in the Ballina electorate will receive government funding to raise and retrofit their flood-affected homes, says local NSW Greens MP, Tamara Smith. 

Coopers Shoot wedding venue proposed 

Another local holiday accommodation operator is looking to cash in on the lucrative rural wedding market, this time in Coopers Shoot. 

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Health district CEO Chris Crawford retires

The at-times controversial chief executive of the Northern NSW Local Health District, Chris Crawford, has announced he will retire at the end of his current five-year term in December.

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Paddle-out for innovative shaper, Geoff McCoy

There are shapers and there are shapers.  Geoff McCoy was our local eminent, and world-recognised, master surfboard shaper. I call this gaggle of exclusive surfboard...