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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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A melodious morning

Dean Doyle and Sophistication are back this week for Morning Melodies at the Ballina RSL. Dean, Narelle and Paul...

Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.

Bullet Train

A former and unlucky assassin codenamed ‘Ladybug’ is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs...

OS Community Garden launches food stall

Members of the Shara Community Gardens gathered on July 31 to launch their new food exchange stall on Shara...

Party kits to celebrate sustainably

Ballina Shire Council and Richmond Tweed Regional Libraries have joined forces to offer reusable kids’ party kits, as part of their ongoing commitment to reduce single use items across the shire.

Splendour in chaos

As a local resident of Wooyung I have watched North Byron Parklands (NBP) increasing their patronage to the maximum...

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Keith Williams out but not down

At the recent Ballina Council elections, Keith Williams' campaign to become mayor was unsuccessful, and he lost his position as a councillor after preferences were distributed in the tightly contested B Ward, where Sharon Cadwallader and Jeff Johnson were also running.

State of the count in Ballina

Ballina local government area residents won't know the exact makeup of their new council until next week, when preferences are distributed, but the general shape is looking clearer.

Cultural heritage report goes public

A redacted copy of the 2013 Ainsworth Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment document has been made publicly available on the Rous County Council website, clarifying the extensive Widjabul-Wiabul connections with the land which would have been inundated by the Dunoon Dam.

Keith Williams announces Labor team for Ballina

Ballina Cr Keith Williams has announced his team for the much-delayed local government elections in December, in which he hopes to become mayor. This time he's running on an ALP ticket, and not as an independent.

No jobs lost when Rous moves to old tea tree farm, says chair

The chair’s reassurances came after Country Labor Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin expressed concerns about job losses in Lismore, home to Rous headquarters, due to the move.

Dunoon Dam ditched by Rous County Council

With numbers locked yesterday, the Chair of Rous County Council, Keith Williams, voted to prevent the contentious Dunoon Dam project proceeding, at a not-so ordinary Rous meeting in Lismore.

Rous County Council Chair Keith Williams responds

Rous County Council Chair and Cr Keith Williams has written to Echonetdaily in response to yesterday's story with Annie Kia and Nan Nicholson about the proposed Dunoon Dam.

Water and future growth: is a new dam the answer?

As the deadline for public responses to the Rous Future Water Project 2060 approaches, the community has been getting more organised, with lots of discussion online and a meeting of the Dunoon Dam Proposal Action Group in the Channon yesterday.

Keith Williams puts case for the Dunoon Dam

Rous County Council's Future Water Project 2060 proposal has been on public exhibition for a week now. Echonetdaily caught up with Rous CC Chairperson Keith Williams to dig into the detail.

Ballina councillors to lead region on water, weeds and flooding

Balllina Shire Councillor Keith Williams has been re-elected as chairperson of the Rous County Council, a group representing four councils on the Northern Rivers.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.