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While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

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Connecting youth at the Quad

Connect Northern Rivers will be hosting a youth-focused event at the Lismore Quad on Wednesday, 8 February from 3.30...

Vale Professor Will Steffen – leading climate scientist

Leading climate scientist Professor Will Steffen has died of pancreatic cancer in Canberra at 75.

Abouchar honoured with Order of Australia

The new head of the Byron Community College (BCC), Chantal Abouchar, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contributions to business and the media.

Elanora woman murdered – police seek sightings of Ford Laser

Detectives investigating the murder of 61-year-old Wendy Sleeman are appealing to anyone who may have seen or captured vision...

$3 million for regional news outlets in NSW

The NSW government has announced a new $3 million fund to assist regional communities to have access to trusted news sources covering the stories that matter.

Family and domestic violence leave comes into force tomorrow

New laws to provide 10 days paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave will come into force tomorrow for workers...

Stories about "swimming pools":

Time for a splash in Ballina and Alstonville for free

Ballina Memorial Pool and Alstonville Aquatic Centre are opening their doors for free this weekend.

Murwillumbah boasts ‘no distractions’ for elite Asian swimmers

Two Indonesian elite swimmers have returned to make the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre their training headquarters this month after gaining competition success after basing themselves there five years ago.

Pool inspections are bureaucracy gone mad

Jan Milton Blanch JP, Mullumbimby. I have had to agree to an inspection of my pool by the powers that be. I live on a rural acreage totally out of view of any road in the area. The acreage also contains a slippery sided (when wet) waterhole which retains water for a week or so after heavy rain and then dries up.

Pool owners beware

Ron Olesen, Ocean Shores. Pool owners, council’s reaching for your wallet. My wife and I built a swimming pool on our property some years ago. The construction was approved by Byron Shire Council and a final occupation certificate issued. We both believe in pool safety as far too many drownings, mostly of children, have occurred in inadequately fenced and gated pools.

Ballina to push for rate rise to fund pool upgrades

Ballina Shire Council will push ahead with its plan to raise rates to fund upgrades of its swimming pools at Ballina and Alstonville. That’s despite stiff opposition from ratepayers and questions about the validity the consultation program.

Ballina wants rate rise to pay for pools

Ballina shire council will embark on a major consultation with residents around its plan to raise rates by 5.5 per cent for 2015/16 and 2016/17. The aim is raise $4 million in loans for the redevelopment of the Alstonville and Ballina swimming pools.

Community advocacy

I am a small business owner of Byron Central Apartments. Tamara Smith MP has recently supported us on two separate occasions advocating effectively with...

Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of the fence. A well-to-do lawyer...

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is potentially misleading. A council’s total...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy.