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Kingscliff locals concerned over proposal to remove trees at Merve Edwards Fields for AFL

The potential of removing trees from the Merve Edwards Fields site at Kingscliff to accommodate the Kingscliff Junior AFL Club has raised concerns of locals and neighbours who say that this is not a proposal they support. 

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Mullum2Bruns Paddle fills river with colour

An impressive array of aquatic craft took to the Bruns River on Sunday with participants taking part in the annual Mullum2Bruns Paddle.

Reconstruction Authority review submissions deadline extended

The closing date for submissions to a statutory review into the NSW Reconstruction Authority Act 2022 has been extended until Monday, 17 June.

Ballina adopts Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan

After an hour's debate, Ballina Shire Council voted to adopt its own Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan at its last meeting.

Council staff to look at limiting bulk and scale in Wategos  

A motion by Cr Sarah Ndiaye (Greens) to amend the LEP to reduce the building height limits in the Wategos residential area from 9m to 8m was unsuccessful at last Thursday’s Council meeting. 

The Red Heart project helps African women recycle pads 

Something that we don’t always stop to think about is how African women access menstrual and hygiene products – pads, tampons, moon cups, sponges or other ways to manage that monthly bleed. 

Australia’s finest classical guitarists

With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents, and genres, displaying amazing telepathy and the ability to evoke emotion from every note, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitarists.

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Tweed Exit member’s late-night police questioning

Jim’ a disabled pensioner living in the Tweed, was paid a surprise middle-of-the-night visit on Friday by local police to inquire as to his ‘mental state’ and whether or not he had imported the euthanasia drug Nembutal.

Euthanasia advocate to visit Lismore with plans for suicide machine

Controversial euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke will return to Lismore on February 3 to run a DIY suicide workshop for the elderly. He will be introducing plans for his new 3D-printable ‘deliverance machine’ that he has dubbed Sarco.

Ballina Council to look into making tiny homes accessible 

The idea of living in a tiny home can seem like a simple solution to our housing crisis – but getting council approvals for a permanent tiny home on private land can be challenging. 

Council staff to look at limiting bulk and scale in Wategos  

A motion by Cr Sarah Ndiaye (Greens) to amend the LEP to reduce the building height limits in the Wategos residential area from 9m to 8m was unsuccessful at last Thursday’s Council meeting. 

Is this the next Bentley? New doco highlights value of Clarence River amid mining proposal

Mining plans for the region were discovered by two locals as they paddled down the Clarence River near Grafton. The question is what does it mean for the future of the Northern Rivers?

Editorial – Mining is back, baby! 

Nearly ten years ago in 2015, junior coal seam gas miner Metgasco was paid out handsomely – $25m of your tax money – after its approval to frack Bentley was fiercely fought off by thousands of well-organised protesters. But now they are back...