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Celebrating the life of Uncle Gordon Johnson 31/8/1950  – 26/1/2023

Pastor Uncle Gordon Johnson died peacefully on January 26. A celebration of his life will take place this Saturday, 11 February at the Mullumbimby Showground.

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Remembering the latest victim of domestic violence, killed by a man on bail

I granted bail to men who then killed. I refused bail to several who did not last 24 hours behind bars – shot, stabbed, hanged or drowned in their own vomit.

Forget red meat, red seaweed might be the vital food needed on our plates

Seaweed farming might hold the key to massive improvements in carbon sequestration, biodiversity loss and food security say Queensland researchers.

Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

Celebrating LOVE

The Paddock Project is hosting a (pre) Valentine’s Day picnic at the home of the giant LOVE sign that welcomes everyone to Mullumbimby. The LOVE sign has set the tone for all visitors and locals who pass by on their way into town and has probably been the most photographed local influencer for the past three years

$945 or $45,500 – what is the value of a tree In Kingscliff? 

Dr Firth questions arborists' valuation of a paperbark tree to be removed for Kingscliff development and says the council needs to 'establish a reasonable standard of tree valuation'. 

Ballina hosts Far North Coast swimming carnival

The Ballina RSL Swimming Club combined with Grafton and hosted the Far North Coast Zone Carnival at the Ballina...

Stories about "Pat Morton lookout":

Green tree frogs rescued at Lennox Head

Thanks to two locals there were 15 green tree frogs rescued from certain death last week on the walk up to the Pat Morton lookout at Lennox Head. 

Dinner with the GG and more, Ballina Council May wrap

Water, croquet, parks, sheds, Wardell and vice-regal visits were on the agenda for Ballina's May meeting.

Ballina Council almost wrapped for 2021

The next to last meeting of Ballina Shire Council before the election seemed to go for an eternity, rather like this much extended term of council.

Does Lennox lookout need any more concrete?

Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson will attempt to defer the construction of a sealed path at Pat Morton Lookout in today's council meeting.

Wrap-up of first Ballina Council meeting for 2021

Ballina Shire Council's first meeting for the year wrestled with history and covered a lot of ground.

Why Pat Morton?

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson is raising a motion to re-name culturally significant local sites at today's council meeting.

Body found on rocks still not identified

Police are seeking public help to establish the identity of a woman whose body was found on rocks below a lookout near Lennox Head on Friday afternoon (March 30).

Helicopters, dogs and the police four day cannabis raid

While we get the hemp industry going on the Northern Rivers and the plant is legal in many countries across the world the police have once again headed out with their choppers and dogs to curb the cannabis cultivation that the region is known for. 

$945 or $45,500 – what is the value of a tree In Kingscliff? 

Dr Firth questions arborists' valuation of a paperbark tree to be removed for Kingscliff development and says the council needs to 'establish a reasonable standard of tree valuation'. 

Remembering the latest victim of domestic violence, killed by a man on bail

I granted bail to men who then killed. I refused bail to several who did not last 24 hours behind bars – shot, stabbed, hanged or drowned in their own vomit.

Bruns fig tree slated for the chop gets reprieve

A much-loved fig tree next to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour has been saved from destruction – for now – by the quick thinking of a local activist.