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Is polluting a lake in a national park to support new housing ok?
From Byron Bay to Evans Head to Casino the questions about how we deal with what is politely termed ‘effluent’, and how that may or may not destroy our local environment, demand real and urgent answers.
Local skateboarders ready for Ballina contest and NCAS tryouts
The Fair Go skate competition will take place at the Ballina Skate Park from this Friday March 31 and...
Tamara Smith returned to Ballina’s Greens seat
Last night a packed Suffolk Park Hotel exploded with cheers at around 8pm when the ABC broadcast computer popped up a Green result for Ballina and the return of Tamara Smith to the seat she has held for the last eight years.
Goodbye to an inspiring scientist, activist and friend
Mary’s influence on me as a local activist, and later councillor, was profound – she opened my eyes to how water courses through and shapes this place.
A pawn in AUKUS
Xi’s defensive ‘ring of steel’ comment, aimed at his domestic audience, clearly suggests that the US is being characterised...
Ballina council contractor debt waived after company goes bust
The Ballina Shire Council has voted to write off debt owed by a failed private company initially hired to develop six industrial lots six years ago.
Interview with Guy Maddison from Mudhoney
Seminal Seattle four-piece, Mudhoney, are returning to Australia marking nine years since their last local shows. A mammoth odyssey spanning April and May will see them playing headline shows across six states. Next week they will also release their new album, Plastic Eternity.
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When nobody came to Lucy Vader’s rescue
Nobody came to Lucy Vader’s rescue after she had been trapped on a roof in the floods for seven hours.
Appeal to locate man last seen at Casino on way to Tweed
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man from Grafton missing from the North Coast area.
Do you still need help to get two rooms fixed after the 2022 flood?
More than 80 Lismore residents have had help getting a few rooms in their flood-impacted homes re-sheeted and habitable following the devastating 2022 floods. The...
$15,000 fine and warnings over illegal logging in Kyogle Shire
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Urbenville-based logging company Rojech Pty Ltd were fined $15,000 earlier this month over logging operations near the entrance to the Border Ranges National Park in Kyogle Shire.
No street gathering policy for Ballina Shire
A majority of Ballina Shire councillors have voted against a Greens-led motion for a new policy enabling resident-led street closures for gatherings and play.