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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our...

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

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TOOT still fighting to save the rails

The issue of rail travels and resurrecting the lines on the far north coast have been the subject for debate, often very heated, since May 15, 2004, when the last XPT train left Murwillumbah station, putting an end to 110 years of rail transport in the region.

Commemorating rail in Lismore

Commemorating 125 years since the opening of the Murwillumbah to Casino railway line and 15 years since its closure the Northern Rivers Railway Action Group and Trains On Our Tracks are gathering at the Lismore railway station on Saturday May 11.

Multi-use rail doesn’t rule out trail

Basil Cameron, Trains On Our Tracks (TOOT).  Okay. I get it. There are some disciples of trail without rails who continue to present blinkered views...

The Byron Line: visionary proposal or harebrained scheme?

Byron mayor Simon Richardson has released a ‘vision document’ proposing a ‘multi-modal’ approach to the future use of the railway corridor in Byron Shire. But the plan has been knocked down before it’s even been launched.

Call for council candidates to support return of rail

The Northern Rivers Railway Action Group (NRRAG) is calling on candidates in north coast council elections to announce their position on the reinstatement of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line.

Government too close to road builders say rail protesters

A spokesperson at protest held on Friday (April 1) to return rail to the northern rivers has accused the government of having too close a relationship with the major road building companies.

Support swells for north coast commuter rail

Supporters of a return of rail services for the north coast, emboldened by the recent failure of controversial rail-trail plans for the region, are growing in numbers.

Rail trail funding heads south

The much debated rail trail for the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line will not go ahead any time soon, with the state government instead choosing to put its seed funding into the Tumbaruma line in the state’s south.

Track removal, public transport major issues for Byron voters

Ripping up the railway tracks emerged as an unpopular move from the Ocean Shores meet the candidates night, held on Monday.

TOOT’s train going nowhere

Tim Shanasy, NRRT Inc, Byron Bay. TOOT is on another pilgrimage. This time, to hassle as many pollies as they can, to get them all to see their wisdom in remaining stuck to the limits of the rusting rail tracks of our totally disused and decaying 1890s rail corridor.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021