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State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

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NRPP transparency questioned over controversial Evans Head Iron Gates development

Concerns have been raised over the transparency of the process of the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP), by which it reached a decision, in relation to the Iron Gates development in Evans Head, to ‘accept the amendment of the application under Clause 55 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations 2000’.

Modelling

Modelling the billions of connections within the human body to determine illness? Modelling one individual’s billions of connections to...

‘A quick buck’

Did you know there is a fortune to be made in Federal? Forget Airbnb it is far too labour...

Post not boast

There are a plethora of new websites promoting Byron, posting surf and beach ‘porn’ shots with dolphins leaping and...

Excessive onanism

Former coroner David Heilpern’s confession last week that he mistakenly recorded a death as from ‘onanism’ rather than aneurism...

Puritanical wellness

I am getting a little tired of the sweeping statements trotted out about the ‘allopathic medical establishment’ and its...

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Affordable housing at market rates?

Jason Lasky, South Golden Beach. Councillor Paul Spooner explained to me (on Saturday), the Mullum Station street land will be sold at market value. It will not be sold for less to help establish affordable housing.

Byron council seeks community housing for Mullumbimby

Byron Shire Council has asked the North Coast Community Housing Company to investigate options for affordable housing at a council-owned site in Station Street, Mullumbimby, which had been earmarked for sale.

Now for the good news

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay. On the upside, the ebola outbreak is officially over, the Antarctic is adding ice, and a fabulous prototype electric bus is showing us the way of the future.

Hundreds support plea to save iconic Mullum fig

A fig tree near Mullumbimby’s Dinosaur Preschool in Station Street has shaded locals for more than 50 years, according to local mum Jenny White, who has spearheaded a campaign to save it from council’s axe.

Preserve old Mullum fig

Jenny White, Mullumbimby. As a concerned local resident of Mullum I have a request regarding the beautiful fig tree on Station Street Mullumbimby.

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student at Goonellabah Public School testing...

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.