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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Will degrowth be forced upon us?

For decades, we have been engaged in the old cold war battle between capitalism and communism.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.

Great soil at Summit

Victoria Cosford Creative writing was what Ryan Bruin had his heart set on. He had planned to go to university...

Biodiversity concerns ‘noted’ in favour of new Lennox Head RFS and preschool

Ballina shire councillors voted unanimously at a meeting last week to support a consultancy’s findings regarding suitability of land on Lennox Head for a new RFS station and preschool.

Origin walks away from Beetaloo Basin

In a major victory for community pressure and investor activism, Origin Energy announced yesterday that they would divest 100 per cent of their gas interests in the Northern Territory's massive Beetaloo Basin, along with fracking plans in the Lake Eyre Basin and WA's Kimberley region.

Hundreds charged up for the Chinny challenge

Those who took the time to travel to the top of Mount Chincogan on the weekend were treated to a sunny afternoon and wonderful scenery during the Chinny Charge.

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Ballina’s new Greens councillors ready for action

Although recent local government elections across the Northern Rivers were dominated by the surge of right-leaning candidates, state-wide there was a very successful result for The Greens, with 67 councillors elected (up from 56). Two of these new representatives are in Ballina, Ward C's Simon Chate and Ward B's Kiri Dicker.

Ballina’s new mayor ‘humbled and honoured’

With almost 59% of the vote after preferences were distributed, Ballina's new mayor is long-serving Councillor Sharon Cadwallader.

Ballina council election campaigns slow to start

Once known as a Northern Rivers’ retirement haven, Ballina’s lack of a hurry when it comes to September’s council elections is to the Byron...

Shark barriers to be set off Ballina/Lennox beaches

Shark barriers are set to be in place along the entire length of Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach and a section of Lennox Head Beach by the end of February as part of the NSW government’s multi-million-dollar plan to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.

Ballina mayor excluded from Sydney shark summit

Ballina's mayor David Wright has been excluded from a shark summit in Sydney tomorrow but is confident that a further summit in October will provide answers to the shark menace threatening the far north coast.

ALP makes $247m pledge to upgrade region’s roads

Northern rivers councils would have access to $247 million to upgrade roads if the Labor party wins Saturday’s election, deputy Opposition leader Linda Burney promised in Lismore this morning.

Labor promises Ballina better schools and hospital

The NSW Labor Party has upped the ante in its bid to win the state seat of Ballina, promising a $7.3 million upgrade of Ballina hospital and $30 million for local schools.

Tweed dredging plan announced while Ballina waits

Ballina is hoping to be next in line after the state government announced it was spending $1 million to dredge the lower Tweed River and Terranora Inlet over the next few months.

North coast mayors to consider shark deterrent strategies

Mayors from Ballina, Byron and Tweed will meet with shark experts on 18 March to devise a strategy to protect north coast beach users from attacks.

Ballina has big plans for airport expansion

International flights could be flying direct to the Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport once proposed upgrades area completed, according to Ballina mayor David Wright.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.