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Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

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Mullumbimby men’s team well placed to defend local water polo championship

The Mullumbimby men’s water polo team sit on top of the Far North Coast competition table after beating their major rivals, the Alstonville Rattle Snakes 8–4, earlier this week.

Delay on clothes-optional beach decision 

Tyagarah Beach will remain a clothes-optional location until at least June 30, after the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) bowed to a concerted campaign from the local naturist community.

Save Wallum

I listened to the Byron Shire Council (BSC) meeting to hear the fate of the Wallum site. Congrats to...

Man missing more than two weeks

Tweed Byron police are asking the public for help finding a man reported missing for more than two weeks.

Four killed in Wardell crash

The small riverine village of Wardell was the scene of an early morning crash that killed four people on the weekend.

Bulldozers

Council’s excuse for letting the bulldozers into the Wallum site is that it will lose in court and waste...

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What happened to the crabs around Lennox Head?

Long term local resident Donald Opie is worried about the loss of shellfish, seaweeds and crabs north and south of Ballina Shire Council's Skennars Head outfall, near Boulder Beach.

Tamara Smith opens new Lennox Lions shed

After much discussion over recent years, the removal of a tree and the extension of an existing building, Lennox Head Lions finally have a new shed, at Skennars Head Sports Field.

Ballina council taking suggestions for Lennox Head plan

Anyone with ideas for improving or protecting particular parts of Lennox and Skennars Heads has until 28 October to let the Ballina Shire Council know.

Ballina’s noisy, expensive goose lays golden eggs

The metaphors were flying as Ballina Shire councillors debated the pros and cons of their 'jewel in the crown', the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, at their last meeting, with a multi-part motion designed to address airport impacts presented by Cr Kiri Dicker.

Planes becoming unbearable around Skennars

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Shared pathway officially opened at Lennox Head

On Saturday the rain stayed away long enough for Federal Senator Hollie Hughes and Ballina Shire Mayor David Wright to officially open the newly constructed shared pathway between Skennars Head and Lennox Head.

Skennars Head

Joshua Scicluna, Skennars Head I am a resident of Skennars Head, and I am absolutely appalled to see my favourite plot of Ballina Council land...

More than a quarter of kids in Ballina, Bruns and Ocean Shores in poverty

Around a fifth of people living in various parts of the Northern Rivers are living in poverty, including up to one in four children.

Skennars Head development gets go-ahead

The Northern Regional Planning Panel has ‘electronically’ approved a contentious 229-lot housing estate at Sharpes Beach, Skennars Head, after reserving a decision at its December meeting.

JRPP defers decision on Skennars Head development

The JRPP has deferred a decision on a contentious development proposal for 229-lot housing estate at Sharpes Beach, Skennars Head, after developer Intrapac’s representatives pitched to have Ballina Shire Council’s four recommended ‘deferred commencement’ conditions withdrawn.

How much water can we supply to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native habitat clearing following the NSW...

Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

Investigators are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into an attempted abduction in Tweed Heads at the weekend.

Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby.