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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.

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Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Truth

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

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...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Stories about "Knitting Nannas":

Nannas are Earth Guardians for 2021 calendar

Swapping last year's beachy blues for forest greens, the Knitting Nannas Against Gas have released their 2021 calendar – Earth Guardians.

Nannas support koalas and NEFA in Casino

The Knitting Nannas are holding regular public knit ins in Casino in support of NEFA, to raise awareness about Forestry operations

Ten years of missed opportunities

How to sum up this decade of politics in Australia? Numbers-wise, we had six prime ministers (counting Kevin twice), three National Party leaders, ten budgets, seven environment ministers, two apologies, one plebiscite and a Herculean-load of hubris.

Women showing Courage For The Long Haul

Who doesn’t love the Knitting Nannas? Who also doesn’t love a good film?

Recycling your thingies with KNAG

The Lismore Knitting Nannas Against Gas (KNAG) are on a mission to recycle every bit of tiny plastic they can, to help save the land, air, and water for the kiddies.

Person of interest: Knitting Nanna and protector Jally

Leading up to the April 21 Stop Adani convoy rally to be held at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds, The Echo profiles another activist who has made a stand against Adani. Meet Knitting Nanna Jally, aka Jill Hawthorn.

Knitting Nannas are off to Sydney – and they’re not happy

Today it is International Women’s Day and there are a bunch of grannies who are determined to do their darnedest to make sure there is a world for their grandchildren and their grandchildren’s grandchildren to inhabit – so they are taking action!

Human rights charter needed, Mullum meeting hears

Former Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs used her speech at the Ngara Institute’s annual lecture in Mullumbimby last Saturday to call for an Australian charter of human rights. Speaking(June 30)

Nanna ‘knit in’ highlights CBA’s support of Adani

The Knitting Nannas were in Mullum on Friday, keeping up the pressure on the Commonwealth Bank to cut all ties with the Adani coal mine as part of a country-wide protest against the proposed Adani coal mine in central Queensland.

Nannas call on CBA to end ‘woolly thinking’ over Adani mine

A new loop of Knitting Nannas have taken to the streets of Byron Bay with their knitting in an effort to shake up the Banks' woolly thinking. They want the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) to cast off Adani.

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...