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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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.

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Johnson and Johnson on why they oppose the Dunoon Dam

Former Ballina Mayor Keith Johnson and current Ballina Councillor Jeff Johnson are both strongly opposed to the Dunoon Dam.

Lennox takes to the street over Lake road

The planned closure of an access road to Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head sparked weekend protests, with residents claiming they were not ‘sufficiently notified or given a choice.’ As part of the proposal by Ballina Shire Council, a new park is planned.

Ballina councillor wades into Tweed expenses row

A Ballina shire councillor has gone into bat for Tweed mayor Katie Milne who has been dumped from her role overseeing and approving monthly expenses after a row with fellow councillors.

Ballina to divest from fossil fuel investments

Ballina Shire Council is set to join Lismore and Byron councils in divesting its investments from financial institutions that support fossil fuels.

Ballina ocean pool another step closer

The push to build an ocean pool at Ballina has been given the backing of the Ballina Shire Council reserve trusts committee.

Support for Ballina ocean pool ‘overwhelming’

Supporters of an ocean pool in Ballina are hoping it could become a reality within a year.

Rous Water threatens fluoride activist with legal action

Rous Water has threatened anti-flouride critic Al Oshlack with legal sanctions if he continues to speak against the the fluoridation of the region’s water supply. The threat comes as Ballna shire councillor Jeff Johnson has announced he will lodge a notice of motion at next week’s council meeting calling for a community poll on fluoridation.

Jeff Johnson, Independent candidate for Ballina

It’s time to break the political party stranglehold over our democracy. Political parties are increasingly promising the world and failing to deliver. As a local independent I won’t be dictated to by the party factions, corporations or developers in Sydney who simply want to exploit our region for short-term profits.

Labor goes into bat for Ballina sports centre

The battle for Ballina has stepped up a notch with the Labor party promising to make land available for a world-class indoor sports centre in the town.

Nationals support for CSG is ongoing

Jeff Johnson, Independent candidate for Ballina. On the important local issues the Nationals have let the community down. Their ongoing support for coal seam gas (CSG) mining in the northern rivers proves that they no longer represent the community.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.