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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

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Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Stories about "OLGR":

OLGR reveals Byron venue breaches

The Office of Liquor Gaming & Racing has finally detailed the nature of some 10 breaches by five licensed premises in Byron Bay on the October long weekend, although it has yet to name the venues.

Byron Bay Liquor Accord conditions ‘not breached’

Byron Bay Liquor Accord's Hannah Spalding says the licensing condition breaches detected at five venues during the October long weekend were not related to the voluntary conditions agreed to by the group's members.

Licensing blitz finds more breaches in Byron Bay venues

A swoop by the Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing (OLGR) on Byron Bay venues over the Labour Day long weekend found a number of breaches, prompting one campaigner to call for an end to self-regulation of the industry.

Byron Council to oppose Aldi liquor licence

A submission from Byron Shire Council will be made to the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority objecting to the proposed liquor licence for the Aldi supermarket in Byron Bay.

AVN’s charitable status withdrawn

The charitable status of the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network (formerly the Australian Vaccination Network – AVN) has been revoked following an investigation by the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing.

La Playa locked out but still operating

The operator of Byron Bay’s La Playa restaurant/lounge bar (now called Soho) is refusing to leave the premises after he was given an eviction notice for unpaid rent.

Mocktail madness hits Byron

A mocktail ‘fun-raiser’ will be a highlight of this coming weekend’s Cringe the Binge campaign in the Bay, with Byron mayor Simon Richardson shaking up a storm.

Another bottleshop application for Byron

A liquor bottleshop development application that was ultimately rejected by the Office of Gaming and Racing is again before Byron Shire Council.

Topless bar on hold

The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) has put a brake on plans to open a topless bar in Byron Bay and the town's liquor accord has announced it will continue its new trial conditions into the summer.

Change liquor laws: Richardson

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has called on the state government to change the liquor licensing laws ahead of a parliamentary committee meeting being held in Byron Bay today.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.