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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.

Hamster racing and home brew at King’s school

A local man who believes he was the first and possibly the only student to be expelled from the school of the King’s youth, says Charles’ opinion that Gordonstoun in Scotland was ‘Colditz in kilts’, was accurate.

Vale Uncle Jack Charles

I just needed to say how deeply sad I am to hear of the death of our beloved Uncle...

Koala stranded

The plight of koalas was demonstrated very well this week with a koala found dangerously stranded in the main...

U/12s win NSW country rugby championships

The Far North Coast U/12s rugby team won the NSW junior country championships earlier this month in Coffs Harbour. It’s...

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train....

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Election like a car race

Mick Malloy, Suffolk Park. The recent race to determine who would represent the Ballina electorate in Macquarie St. had everything.

Tamara takes Ballina, Thomas retains Lismore

The Greens' Tamara Smith will be the next state MP for Ballina while National Party veteran Thomas George has just retained his seat of Lismore, after preferences were distributed a short time ago (Wednesday 10am).

The mandate is to protect communities, water from CSG

Phil Laird, national co-ordinator Lock the Gate Alliance. The NSW election result shows voters in many regional electorates reject coal seam gas and have handed the Government a mandate to protect communities and water resources from mining.

Libs hang on, but do they have poles-and-wires mandate?

NSW premier Mike Baird put his cards on the table and it paid off at Saturday’s state election — but does the Coalition now have a mandate to privatise the state’s poles and wires?

Nats ‘storm troopers’ help take Tweed

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. Congratulations to Geoff Provest and his campaign manager for running a brilliant campaign to hold his seat. For a first timer, Geoff’s opponent did quite well but could have done even better if the ALP campaign had had focus.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.