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‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

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Iron Gates developer launches appeal against DA refusal at Evans Head

It is a saga that has been going on for over 30 years and that some hoped might finally have come to an end. But that is not to be the case with an appeal against the refusal of the Iron Gates development application (DA) at Evans Head now having been submitted.

Labor leader promises to stop Murwillumbah mega-school merger if they win election

NSW Labor leader Chris Minns has promised concerned parents, teachers, and the community that if Labor win the next election they will not follow through with the mega-school merger that is currently underway in Murwillumbah.

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

$8.5m allocated for upgrade of Goonellabah to Wollongbar Road

Funding to investigate and upgrade the Bruxner Highway between Goonellabah and Wollongbar has been allocated by the Federal and NSW State governments.

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Ballina Council July wrap-up

The last Ballina Shire Council meeting contained all the tension Ballina-watchers have come to expect between humans and the natural environment, aspiration and the bottom line in this beautiful, fragile part of the world.

Ballina jetboat moving to Marine Rescue

Ballina's beloved Jetboat Rescue Service was given temporary permission to return to the water on the weekend, with conditions. The future of the service was also one of the main items of discussion at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting, following a motion put forward by Cr Eoin Johnston.

Lifeline for Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue?

Ballina Shire Councillor Eoin Johnston wants council to lobby on behalf of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, which is currently facing closure by 2024.

First Nations place-names under Ballina council spotlight

Greater efforts at reconciliation with First Nations people in the Ballina Shire when it comes to place-names is to happen after furious agreement at June’s council meeting.

Ballina Council to ‘seek assurances’ on state planning powers

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to seek transparency and details from the NSW planning department about changes to planning approval regulations. Independent Deputy...

Ballina deputy mayor against ‘one size fits all’ state planning powers

Independent Ballina Shire Councillor and recently elected Deputy Mayor Eoin Johnston says the NSW government has been ‘drip-feeding’ local governments information about recent and proposed changes to planning regulations.

Wrapup of first meeting of new Ballina Council

The first meeting of the year was a very different affair to 2021, with David Wright no longer in the mayor's chair and a number of new councillors finding their way into their roles. A new deputy mayor and Rous County Council representatives were also elected.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

Cr Johnston echoes calls for Dunoon Dam option in new mayoral campaign

Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Eoin Johnston says he’s long had a secret desire to become ‘some sort of a politician’ and the position of mayor is next on his agenda.

Ballina Council June wrap-up

June's meeting covered a lot of ground as Ballina's councillors positioned themselves for local elections coming in September.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.