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Start saving water now say Tweed Council – water restrictions may be weeks away

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has declared an El Nino weather pattern, with less-than-average rainfall forecast for the Northern Rivers this year. Tweed Council is reminding residents and visitors that it is important to save water.

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Too many councillors?

For years some close to Tweed Shire Council (TSC) have tried to lower councillor numbers. Why? Say you have...

What do you think of the Wade Park masterplan?

So many of the Lismore LGA assets were damaged in last year’s flood and the process of rebuilding is creating an opportunity to do things differently.

Already in ‘No’

When asked about the Voice referendum, Aboriginal performance artist and blogger, Briggs, summed it up pretty concisely: ‘Why would...

Rehab centre Buttery celebrates 50

Binna Burra-based rehab centre, The Buttery, celebrated 50 years of serving the community this year, and held a gala dinner for 150 supporters in Tweed Heads on September 14.

Call to Jewish my brethren

I call upon my brethren and Jewish Australians and Israelis who have made their permanent home here and are...

A short history of cruelty

Anthony Albanese went to the last election promising to end live sheep exports from Australia. This rubbery promise has since been rolled back to his government's second term (assuming they get one). The independent panel's long-awaited report to the federal government on the issue has now also been delayed, from this week to late October.

Stories about "croquet":

Pottsville croquet: more fun than a basket of puppies

There are not a lot of things more fun than a game of croquet at the Pottsville Croquet Club with a group of players dedicated to promoting camaraderie, outdoor activity, and of course, the joy of playing croquet. 

Ballina pair win NSW croquet championships

By Colin Beaton Local croquet players revelled in the opportunity to test their skill against talented opposition when the clubs at Byron Bay and Ballina...

Northern Rivers ricochet croquet championships decided at Byron Bay

Noelene Barnes won the singles handicap ricochet croquet Northern Rivers Championships played at Byron Bay two weeks ago. Noelene Barnes defeated Penny Scott 12–11 in...

Council drops plans for Ballina Croquet Club expansion

The Ballina Shire is still strokes away from doubling its number of croquet courts after councillors voted in support of dropping expansion plans for the Ballina club last week.

‘Entry not gentry’: Ballina Croquet Club sparks protest

The stereotypical quiet of croquet was disturbed on the Northern Rivers at the weekend when a small group of protestors against the sport’s takeover of community land gathered on-site.

Ballina Croquet Club celebrates the Queen’s Jubilee

The Ballina Croquet held a Friendship Day on Saturday inviting players from across the Northern Rivers visited the Ballina Clubhouse for a garden party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Dinner with the GG and more, Ballina Council May wrap

Water, croquet, parks, sheds, Wardell and vice-regal visits were on the agenda for Ballina's May meeting.

Croquet in Ballina is on a roll

Ballina Croquet Club member Mike Gidding came out as the runner-up in the Croquet NSW event held in Sydney last week.

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Ballina croquet turns 85 this Friday

The Ballina Croquet Club is celebrating its 85th birthday this Friday May 28 with a 1930s inspired dress-up party.

BES rejects Ramsey’s proposal to leave conservation zones to private landholders

Ballina Environment Society (BES) has come out strongly against conservative independent Ballina Councillor Eva Ramsey’s proposal to have private property owners ‘opt in’ to conservation zones.

Review on remote Indigenous Australians sheds light on the Voice to Parliament

As a white man living on Bundjalung Country, I acknowledge that it is not easy to make the cross-cultural shift from a Western paradigm lens to comprehend and appreciate the rich diversity and complexity of 65,000 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ sociocultural and spiritual history.

What is the future for Lismore Regional Gallery and Museum? Have your say

The Lismore Regional Gallery and the Lismore Museum (Richmond River Historical Society) want to hear from you. If you are an artist, creative, arts...

Pearces Creek Bridge to be replaced – road closure

The replacement of Pearces Creek Bridge has led to the temporary closure of Eltham Road, at Pearces Creek Bridge for one month from Monday, 23 October.