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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

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Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Stories about "sand mining":

Dune degradation threatens turtles

Last week’s sighting of turtle tracks on Clarkes Beach prompted a few questions from concerned readers. Are sandbags on our eroding beaches a threat to nesting turtles?

Retrospective DA sought for Myocum sand and gravel stockpile

A Byron Community group says the owners of a stockpile of sand and gravel on Myocum Road should not be given a DA for a landscaping business retrospectively, claiming the sand was mined illegally.

No new sand mining for Lennox Head

The Lennox Head community is calling a public meeting to highlight the numerous issues with the current proposal for further sand mining on the wetlands off Ross Lane and along Swampy Creek Road.

Issue of radioactive dust in Byron Bay blows up again

Byron Environment Centre (BEC) and a prominent council watcher say their calls for information about possible radioactive dust pollution during excavation at the Mercato shopping mall site in Byron Bay are falling on deaf ears.

Public workshop over Lennox sand quarry proposal

Lennox Head residents are being urged to have their say about the controversial redevelopment application by McGearys Sand Quarry currently before Ballina Shire Council. The DA is set to be determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel in coming months.

Ballina mayor may step down from planning review of sand mine

Ballina Mayor David Wright may recuse himself from the Joint Regional Planning Panel’s consideration of a development application that would see a massive increase in sand mining at one of Lennox Head’s two remaining sites.

Planner wants sand mine DA extended too

Steve Connelly, Partnership Principal, Planners North.  I saw your article about ‘Opponents of sand mining at Lennox Head say an existing mine operator in the...

Developer accused of ‘sneaking in’ mega mine proposal before Christmas

Opponents of sand mining at Lennox Head say an existing mine operator in the area has ‘snuck in’ a proposal for a massive expansion just before Christmas to avoid public scrutiny.

Lennox sand mine operators deny over-production

Ballina Sands Pty Ltd, which conducts sand mining operations at Lennox Head, has told Ballina Shire Council it is ‘complaint with its conditions’ despite local residents saying the volume of truck traffic from the site suggests a significant increase in its production.

Lennox Head residents oppose sand mine plan

Residents of Lennox Head and the Ballina Greens are opposing a proposal to create a new 3.2 million tonne sand mine on Newrybar Swamp Road, saying an existing mine in the area is already exceeding its extraction approvals and creating a blight on the coastal landscape.

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...