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Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

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Domestic v Wild

Tragically so much of our natural wildlife is at risk. ‘Dead’ zones along New Brighton Road, Old New Brighton...

Tweed Council refuse aged care facility Tweed Heads

The proposed aged care facility at Caloola Drive Tweed Heads (DA20/0712) was refused at the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday.

Potholes

Who’s with me in launching a class action against Byron and Lismore councils for compensation for us hapless ratepayers...

Get dead set on Dying to Know Day

Research shows that 87 per cent of Australians agree that at least some end-of-life planning is important however many often experience barriers to taking action.

Psychedelic drugs

I am a bit bewildered by the 4 Corners program last Monday on the use of psychedelic drugs in...

Bruns underground car park reconsidered 

Byron Council’s decision to approve a controversial mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads that would include the town’s first underground car park could be overturned at this week’s meeting, with a group of councillors moving a rescission motion.

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Ballina Rotary all shook up and powering forward

The Rotary Club of Ballina on Richmond has been busier than ever recently with flood recovery and fundraising, with a bit of help from Elvis. Now they're gearing up for a major mental health symposium.

Big donation welcomed by Ballina Rotary

Harris Coffee has donated over $200,000 to the Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond's Northern Rivers flood appeal, which now stands at $750,000. Club President Col Lee said this 'enormous boost' has allowed the club to make a major difference to flood-affected people across the region.

Ballina Rotary getting stuck into flood recovery

Col Lee, President of Ballina-on-Richmond Rotary, spoke to The Echo about his club's recovery work across the region in the wake of the flood emergency.

Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.

Interact Club off to a great start in Ballina

Last night a group of young 'Interactors' from Ballina Coast High School were acknowledged by the Rotary Club of Ballina on Richmond for their service to the local community, with a presentation of T shirts and certificates at the Ballina RSL Club.

Ballina Hot Meal Centre volunteers very happy to be cooking again, with a new sponsor

Beatrice Gray, the coordinator of the Ballina Hot Meal Centre Inc said yesterday she was 'over the moon' that the Centre was up and running again thanks to a generous donation from Cherry Street Sports Club.

Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out of the news and out...

Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’.