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Beach going, going…

Len Bates, Mullumbimby I have noticed in the last few years that the poly fibre bags being used to protect the...

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Eight years of ‘suffering’ for Australia’s asylum seekers

Ballina Region for Refugees [BRR]has highlighted the dubious anniversary this week by again calling on Northern Rivers’ locals to write to politicians demanding an end to detention for people who found to be genuine refugees.

Our water future – Rous County Council

Hugh Nicholson, The Channon A spokesperson for Our Future Northern Rivers (OFNR), explains clearly why the OFNR position on water...

Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

Byron Council seeks height variation for its bioenergy facility

The bioenergy facility was one of many Council projects identified as being at risk of losing funding, within the solar farm report.

Tweed Hospital main priority for new local health board chair

The new chair of the Northern NSW Local Health District board says overseeing development of the new Tweed hospital will be his main priority in the role.

Mullum High strike ‘inaccurate’ and ‘misleading’ say Education Department

The Department of Education has accused the Teachers Federation of being inaccurate and misleading following last week’s teachers strike at Mullumbimby High School.

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Ballina cops to face trial over bashing

Four police officers will stand trial next year accused of bashing an Aboriginal man at Ballina. A total of 25 charges were laid against six officers after an incident involving Corey Barker at the Ballina police station in January 2011.

Ex-cop guilty of lying about bender

A former NSW north coast police officer has been found guilty of misleading the Police Integrity Commission over an alleged drug-fuelled weekend with fellow officers on the Gold Coast.

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere (14 July). I am factual...

John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.