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Floodplain developments major concern for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities

Concerned community representatives for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities met with Member for Tweed Geoff Provest last Friday to discuss the risks of approved but yet to built developments on flood prone land.

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Ballina council taking suggestions for Lennox Head plan

Anyone with ideas for improving or protecting particular parts of Lennox and Skennars Heads has until 28 October to let the Ballina Shire Council know.

Oliver’s happy hens

‘If you can look after fifty chickens’, Oliver tells me, ‘you might as well look after 500.’ In between...

Just us, with the wild goat

Simon Haslam I don’t know if you can recall one of those luminous moments in your life when it just...

Large Myocum proposal raises traffic concerns

A 35ha Myocum residential rezoning/subdivision proposal, located near the McAuleys Lane and Mullum Road intersection, has some neighbours anxious about the potential for traffic accidents, given the precarious intersection and busy road.

Road access from Bilambil Heights to Tweed Heads via Scenic Drive restored

The significant washout of two sections of Scenic Drive during the devastating flood of February–March left the route inaccessible.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

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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.

What’s going on with gas?

David Lowe According to the prime minister, we’re in the midst of a ‘gas-led recovery’. Until about five minutes ago, the gas in question was...

Northern Territory election being gaslit?

The Northern Territory is going to the polls on 22 August, but what about the gas?

Origin fracking plans taken to task at SCU event

Origin Energy’s plans to frack the Northern Territory came under fire during a Southern Cross University (SCU) alternative-fuels event last week. Gasfield Free Northern Rivers...

A global win for anti-frackers

In a huge win for protectors in the anti-gas fight, a tribunal of international legal experts has delivered a scathing report on fracking, arguing the unconventional gas and oil drilling method is a human rights violation.

Community still fighting gas expansion in Narrabri

Even though almost all of the 23,000 submissions in response to the the Santos Narrabri Project were against Pilliga CSG mining going ahead, locals...

Country women are standing up for the land

The second state Country Women’s Association has raised its hand to protect the future of the land and rural communities.

If Victoria can ban CSG fracking, ‘so should NSW’

The Victorian government's decision this week to ban coal-seam gas (CSG) exploration and fracking has sparked a renewed call by anti-CSG activists in the northern rivers for a total ban across NSW of all CSG activity.

Victoria bans CSG, fracking for good

The Victorian government will permanently ban CSG exploration and fracking, with Premier Daniel Andrews declaring the decision a win for the state's farmers, but in NSW the fight to defeat a massive Pilliga wastewater facility continues.

Back to frocks against fracking

Harking back to Frocks on the Frontline from the Doubtful Creek and Bentley blockades, the Knitting Nanna’s hosted Frocks Back on the Frontline yesterday at the Eltham hall

How to weave yarns and community this weekend

Beginner and advanced basket weavers have a chance to develop their skills under master tutelage this weekend in Ballina with thanks to the Northern Rivers Community Gallery.

Celebration as Farrelly House reopens in Lismore

On Tuesday to the relief and joy of dozens of Lismore folk, Farrelly House, the home of Red Inc. and the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS), reopened on Magallan Street.

A journey of a step or two

Apart from organic shiraz, my latest investment in health is this mini-stepper, or ‘massage stepper’ as they call it in the country of origin.

Tweed Council leads the way for responsible dog ownership

The reality is that if you let your dog off-leash in areas where there is native wildlife from birds to wallabies they will disturb nesting sites and potentially attack, maim and kill wildlife, regardless of how much you love them.