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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

Other News

Understand climate?

Peter Olson, Goonengerry Have you noticed it getting a bit chilly at night recently? Do you think we will have a...

Will the Shenhua Watermark coal mine be cancelled?

News is trickling through unofficial channels about the possibility of a Berejiklian government plan to buy out the remaining licence from the Shenhua Watermark coal mine project at Breeze in the state's west.

Jungle juice

There are times when water just doesn’t cut it. And luckily, for those times, there is Jungle Juice.

Remembering Peter Warner

Ballina's legendary man of the sea Peter Warner died doing what he loved best, sailing, during an attempted crossing of the Ballina Bar in rough conditions last week. He was ninety years old.

Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Stories about "Red Cross":

Communities sustaining each other through COVID

One of the key findings of the latest annual nationwide survey by Red Cross, is that even in 10 Aussies say strong community bonds sustained them through COVID19, but more action needed to prepare for future lockdowns and looming disasters.

Climate emergency means we ALL need emergency plans

Even if you do get a warning and decide to stay, there is no guarantee emergency responders will make it to your place in time to save you or your property from disaster.

Prepare for floods and fires with free, local Red Cross workshops

Paul Bibby Climate change is here, bringing with it an increase in extreme weather events and natural disasters such as fires and floods. The message from...

Children deserve more than a lifetime of war

  Peter Walton, Director International, Australian Red Cross To the Editor Six-year-old Yousra is the same age as the war in Syria. All she has known is...

A plea to help those facing horror

Peter Walton, head of international programs, Australian Red Cross. Humans have an astounding ability to ignore horror. Particularly when it’s not happening to us. How else can we explain the stunning lack of interest in the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis?

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.