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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Thirteen students inducted into Tweed Youth Council

The Youth Council program hopes develop better relations between Council and Tweed’s young people, by encouraging a mutual respect, and providing opportunities to contribute to civic life in a constructive and meaningful manner.

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump...

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

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Queer community takes over Lismore

Hundreds of gay men, lesbians, bi, trans, queer folk and their friends turned out to the launch of the annual Tropical Fruits New Year’s Eve festival in the streets of Lismore yesterday.

Dowell gracious in CSG victory

Jennie Dell, Lismore. I fought hard for, and feel passionately about keeping the Northern Rivers Gasfield Free. I’m no apologist for Metgasco or the National Party. I was standing near Jenny Dowell when she said she’d emailed her thanks to Thomas George and Metgasco’s CEO after the buyback offer was announced.

Japan honours Lismore mayor for promoting friendship

The Japanese government has presented Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell with a Foreign Minister's Commendation in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the promotion of friendship between Japan and other nations.

Lismore mayor rules out Metgasco testing

Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell believes a resolution passed by council in 2011 has the power to prevent Metgasco conducting seismic testing on Rock Valley Road planned for November.

Outburst against mayor deplored

Al Oshlack, Lismore. I am most upset at the alleged assault of Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell. I have issues with Cr Dowell over the way she has handled the fluoride issue and the North Lismore Plateau development, but totally abhor this angry outburst which has besmirched the integrity and sincerity of those residents who oppose the fluoridation of our water supply.

Fig trees axed for Masters roundabout

Eight large fig trees along the Bruxner Highway have been chopped down to make way for a roundabout at the entrance to the new Masters Home Improvement store next to Bunnings in Lismore.

Councils to be slugged for street lighting

Northern Rivers councils are facing massive hikes in street lighting charges in a move described by Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell as ‘night-time robbery’.

Lismore mayor reassures airport users

Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell has moved to reassure 'everyone associated with Lismore airport' that no decision had been made about its possible sale or lease.

Million-dollar production touted for region

A new American screen project that could bring millions of dollars to the region has been attracted by Screenworks, the group's GM said yesterday.

Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.