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The solution is absolute transparency

Heilpern's great comparison (20 July) of wars in Ukraine and Iraq, illustrates the USA and all participants commit great...

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The COVID-19 Booster: Latest news from the pandemic

The COVID-19 Booster is Cosmos Magazine’s weekly shot of the latest research, news and data from the pandemic.

Police assault charge heads back to local court

The NSW Supreme Court has found that a decision by local magistrate and former police officer, Michael Deakin, was an ‘error of law’.

Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.

Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue stuck in the shed

Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

44 drownings on NSW coast in one year

More than a third (34 per cent) of the drownings happened when people were trying to swim but 18% were due to rock-fishing accidents.

Local lifesavers recognised

The contributions of four lifesavers from the far North Coast have been recognised with major awards at Surf Life Saving NSW in Sydney recently.

Surf patrol ends Sunday but care needed

The surf patrol season ends this Sunday as the NSW holidays come to a close. NSW Surf Lifesaving and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter are reminding people to not only remain safe over the weekend but into the future.

Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of purely political and so-called economics!...

Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton.

Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.