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Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

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Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

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Australia Day Warning from your local SLSC

Surf Life Saving New South Wales has issued a warning to beachgoers to heed safety advice after a huge weekend on beaches, with heatwave conditions and large swells forecast for today.

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

Saving lives by watching kids near water

Research shows that, over the past 18 years, 507 children aged 0 to 4 years drowned. Of these, 207 (41%) were aged one year.

Man drowned near Coffs Harbour

Emergency services responded to reports of two swimmers who looked as though they were struggling at Uranga Beach, south of Coffs Harbour, just after 11.30am yesterday.

Near drowning at Brunswick Heads

A near drowning took place in the river at Brunswick Heads yesterday (Tuesday February 19) at around 11am leaving 20 year old male in critical condition.

Swimmer drowns at Suffolk Park

Despite the best efforts of first responders, a man has drowned after getting into difficulty at Suffolk Park beach. The 21-year-old Brisbane man was pulled unconscious from the surf by a member of the public shortly before 12:30pm.

Surfer confirmed drowned at Fingal Head

A man has tragically drowned after he went missing while bodyboarding at Fingal Beach near Tweed Heads on Sunday.

Body found floating at Cape Byron

The body of a man has been found after he apparently drowned at The Pass, near Cape Byron, earlier today.

Divers called in to search for missing swimmer

Police have resumed a search for a teenage boy who has been missing in surf at a north coast beach since Saturday. Police divers will today be brought in after an extensive multi-agency search has failed to find any trace of the teen.

Two men die during Murwillumbah floods

Police are investigating after a man’s body was located at a caravan park on Tweed Valley Way, South Murwillumbah on Saturday afternoon. Separately, a man collapsed and died at his Murwillumbah home in the early hours of Friday morning.

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...