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Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

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Tintenbar-East Ballina face tough test to make LJ Hooker cricket finals

Tintenbar-East Ballina (TEB)senior cricketers face a stern test to make it through to the finals of the LJ Hooker first grade league after losing to Casino in their most recent two day-game.

Bulldozers

Council’s excuse for letting the bulldozers into the Wallum site is that it will lose in court and waste...

Marching in with a bang!

Get your party pants on as Nudge Nudge Wink Wink marches in with a bang this Saturday. Arrive early and leave late! Two incredible guest DJs join the Cunning Stunts residents in the Shed.

4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of...

Hijacking feminism, harming women

Surely the success of feminist activism is one of the most positive stories of our times. Just think of the limited options of our mothers, compared to young women today. 

Lighthouse Road

The section from the bus stop on Lighthouse Road to the divide of the road to Byron Bay, is...

Stories about "Mullumbimby development":

Massive two-storey to block sun, impose over neighbours

Mullumbimby residents have been shocked to learn that a large two-storey home was approved by Byron Shire Council staff despite it breaching Council’s own planning guidelines.

Spiritual retreat or a bucks in the bank?

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby. Does Mark Franklyn think we’re all airy-fairy idiots in Mullumbimby? In his ad in last week’s Echo he says his proposal for a...

Coolamon campground plan inappropriate

David Brown, Mullumbimby. You leave Mullumbimby for a month and what happens? You guessed it, another DA for inappropriate development appears. This time, a large...

Large camping ground proposed near Mullumbimby

A 239-lot camping ground, along with 270 parking spaces, associated shower/toilet blocks, 12 tourist cabins, a yoga ‘temple’ and day spa facilities are all proposed for 1897 Coolamon Scenic Drive, just north of Mullumbimby.

Affordable housing or heritage precinct?

Chris Cooney, Mullumbimby I’m not one prone to the overuse of hyperbole but the decision made by the council at last week’s meeting concerning the Koho...

What’s all the hoo-hah about Koho?

Leah Ashenhurst, property manager, Elders Bangalow and 11-year Mullumbimby resident. As a long-term resident living in Mullumbimby I do wonder about all the hoo-hah surrounding...

Mullumbimby heritage about more than streetscape

Len Bates, Mullumbimby. Many people do not know that the old part of Mullumbimby township west of the railway line was declared a Heritage Conservation Area in July 2014 under the new the DCP and LEP. This is the area where the 10 double-storey units are proposed to be built at 116 Stuart St.

‘Affordable’ housing plan for 10 units in Mullum a joke

Christine McNeil, Mullumbimby. I moved into Mullumbimby township in 1989. How quiet it was, how almost quaint, with noon Saturday closing of all the shops and the most exciting thing to eat tofu chips from the glorious Popular Café.

Why squeeze 10 townhouses on a residential block in Mullum?

Name and address withheld. I'm wondering if Mullum locals are aware of a development application now available to comment till April 26 regarding 116 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby.

How to supply water to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native habitat clearing following the NSW...

Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

Investigators are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into an attempted abduction in Tweed Heads at the weekend.

Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby.