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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.

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A smorgasbord of flicks

This year’s smorgasbord of over 40 incredible short films are handpicked from a record 3,200 entries received for Flickerfest’s Academy® and BAFTA Qualifying short-film festival screened recently in Bondi, and Northern Rivers audiences are the first in Australia to experience the best of Flickerfest on tour. Highlights enjoying their Northern Rivers premiere include recent Academy® nominees and much-loved festival award winners alongside exciting, fresh, local talent.

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.

Tamara Smith promises CCTV for Ballina CBD

Greens Ballina MP Tamara Smith says that if re-elected next month she is committed to funding CCTV cameras to help police combat a worsening crime situation in Ballina's CBD.

Athlete wins Ballina Sports Achievement Award

Sixteen-year-old Alexander Crimmins from Lennox Head has had a passion for athletics since the young age of eight and...

Temporary pods

The very long wait for temporary pods to house those affected by the unprecedented floods has finally been all...

Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists...

Stories about "preferences":

Why we should vote with preferences in council elections

Preference can make a difference when we vote in the upcoming Council elections on Saturday December 4th.

Wager over senate preferences

I am offering the author of ‘Suspicious preferencing in the Senate race’, David Lovejoy, a $10,000 wager. I bet that Hemp and Stop CSG...

Suspicious preferencing in the senate race

Voters should approach the plethora of so-called ‘micro-parties’ with caution: many are false entities devised by the hard right to game the election, and some are naïve outfits that have been manipulated into giving preferences to the right, writes David Lovejoy.

Dissecting the metre-wide senate ballot paper

How did it come to pass that many voters are going to need a magnifying glass to find who to vote for on September...

Stop CSG Party deal under fire

Luis Feliu The Lismore-based leader of the Stop CSG Party has defended his fledgling party's preferencing of far-right and fringe groups in the race for...

Mullumbimby rail corridor deals behind closed doors

With no consultation with either the Mullum Chamber of Commerce, the town’s residents association or the community at large, Byron Council and the NSW Liberal-Nationals have announced a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding to develop the town’s disused railway land.

Local legend awarded for her work with Red Cross

Kerrie Gray has recently received a Medal of the Order of Australia and is also Ballina Shire's newest Senior Citizen of the Year. She met The Echo in Alstonville to talk about the ongoing crises facing our region, and what everyone can do to help.

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.

Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.