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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Pushing Up the Tempo

Paving her way in the music scene, Yazmin has played alongside some of the biggest artists in the world at venues throughout Australia, Bali and the UK. She has spent her time in the industry supporting the likes of Kaskade, Futuristic Polar Bears, Savage, The Potbelleez, Stafford Brothers, Joel Fletcher, Hilton Caswell and many more!

Government amends Biosecurity (Fire Ants) Emergency Order

As the spread of fire ants into the north of the state becomes more apparent, the NSW Government has made amendments to the Biosecurity (Fire Ants) Emergency Order in an attempt to stem fire ant migration.

A True Pioneer in Deep House

Embark on a musical journey with Osunlade, a true pioneer in deep house and nu-jazz, as he graces the stage at The Northern Hotel in Byron Bay on March 9 for a three-hour extended set.

Naked rally in Byron as gov’t agency calls time on ‘nude’ beach

Around 150 people rallied in support of a clothing-optional section of beach in the Byron Shire on Sunday, many of them nude.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Green Convoy

Michael Trevaskis (Letters, 8 February) might have enjoyed the extra three years of the miserable and mean Morrison government...

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Consideration of state significant farmland for SUGA development leaves bitter taste

One of Ballina Shire Council’s independents is continuing to argue against suggested expansions of development between the plateau villages of Alstonville and Wollongbar.

Not-so-easy living in Cumbalum: ‘not even a corner store’

Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson says Cumbalum residents have been neglected.

Ballina council scraps investment policy against fossil fuels

A majority of Ballina Shire Councillors have voted to scrap a small investment handicap given to fossil fuel-free companies on behalf of ratepayers.

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.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?