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Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

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NSW Drug Summit announced – finally

The NSW Labor government has finally delivered on their election promise to hold a NSW Drug Summit that will take place this year. 

Affordable housing key to Ballina Greens, Kiri Dicker’s, Mayoral campaign

Lennox local and sitting councillor Kiri Dicker is running for Mayor of Ballina Shire Council in the upcoming council election on September 14 and is putting affordable housing for key workers as front and centre of her campaign.

Wollongbar pod residents to be out by November

The residents of the Wollongbar Pod site have received notices, via text and letter, that they must find alternative accommodation by November leaving many residents distressed and struggling to find a place to live in the area. 

26 Tweed Safe Places announced for Tweed women and children

The death of women, and danger to children, in intimate partner violence remains in the spotlight. Richmond MP Justine Elliot has announced that the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program will provide 26 Tweed Safe Places in Tweed Shire

Policy ambition, age and conservatives 

The sad state of conservative politics has again dominated the world stage this week, with the Tory wipeout in the UK, and a chaotic result in the French elections, reducing President Macron’s Centralist Alliance to 168 seats in the 577-seat parliament. 

NAIDOC WEEK: Bundjalung art on show

Coinciding with NAIDOC week celebrations, Longstanding will be at the Lone Goat Gallery, located at the Byron Library until August 17.

Stories about "Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome":

Fears donga plans could force airport closure

A plan being considered by Richmond Valley Council (RVC) to allow housing for road-workers to be built at Evans Head could be the death knell of the town’s memorial aerodrome, its president fears.

‘Hundreds of planes’ for Evans Head Fly-In

This year’s Great Eastern Fly-In is easily largest aviation event held in the region with up to 200 aircraft ready to descend on Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome.

Richmond Valley GM wrong on rates

Dr Richard Gates, president, Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Committee. I understand that the general manager of Richmond Valley Council spoke on ABC radio this week about the proposed rate rise for the local government area and was heard to say that rates were a 'tax' on property based on value and were not related to services provided.

Big noise around Evans Head

Margaret Howes, Empire Vale. So there's a problem with aircraft noise at Tyagarah, but what does the future hold for Evans Head and its aerodrome?

Warbirds descend on Evans Head

The historic Evans Heads aerodrome came alive with the roar of aircraft engines and chatter of aviation buffs on the weekend, just as it has been doing for its annual Great Eastern Fly-In since 1992. Video Sharon Shostak

Aerodrome funding found

The mystery of what became of funding promised for the refurbishment of the Bellman Hangar at Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome appears to have been solved .

Flying under the radar at Evans Head

Margaret Howes, Empire Vale. During the latest federal election, Kevin Hogan made a wild promise to give $185,000 of Federal money to the new aviation museum at Evans Head if he was elected.

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Paddle-out for innovative shaper, Geoff McCoy

There are shapers and there are shapers.  Geoff McCoy was our local eminent, and world-recognised, master surfboard shaper. I call this gaggle of exclusive surfboard...