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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’...

Native Title declared on Evans Head after 25-year fight

Last week the court met on Evans Head, where 52 small parcels of land covering a total of 7.2 square kilometres were given native title.

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Valley landholders

John Hayter, Tintenbar It came as no surprise to seasoned valley landholders when ex-Cyclone Debbie swept in from the coast...

Come and try basketball in Byron

The next generation of female basketball players, with coordinator Karen Irwin, turned up to a ‘come and try day’...

Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

Stories about "Wigmore Arcade":

Ballina arcade to get million-dollar upgrade

A South Lismore building company has won the million dollar contract to refurbish Wigmore Arcade in Ballina.

Trumpeting the virtues of the Blackwall Bugle

Margaret Howes, Empire Vale. The Blackwall Bugle is a magnificent little newsletter that the editor, journalists and contributors freely give their time to produce. Even the distribution doesn't cost anything, as it is to be found in places like the Wardell service station, post office, pub, cafe and shops.

Community infrastructure not a priority

Cr Jeff Johnson, Ballina Shire Council. The continual delay in delivering infrastructure projects is increasing their cost by more than any additional capital that may (or may not) be generated by Council's speculative property development activities.

Ballina arcade numbers ‘never stacked up’

Cr Jeff Johnson, Lennox Head. The proposed multi-million dollar redevelopment of the Wigmore Arcade was finally abandoned by Ballina Council at its meeting last week.

Ballina ratepayers lose control

Margaret Howes, Empire Vale An ever widening gap appears to be developing between Ballina Council and its ratepayer owners. No longer are the ratepayers in...

Wigmore Decision Delay

Ballina Shire Councillor, Jeff Johnson The long awaited, and already discredited, financial analysis of the proposed redevelopment of the Wigmore Arcade (Option 1) has again...

No more money for Wigmore

Vince Kelly, East Ballina Ballina Shire Council is the owner of the Wigmore Arcade in the Ballina CBD. It comprises 22 specialty shops, which are...

Ballina Council losing tenants

Margaret Howes, Empire Vale Watch out, River Street! It could be about to happen! Acting on a tip-off given to me in the pub that the...

Former financier hits out at arcade plan

Chris Dobney A prominent Ballina Council watcher and former banker and financier has joined the attack on the council’s plan to demolish and rebuild the...

Council arcade plan bagged

Chris Dobney Ballina Greens councillor Jeff Johnson has spoken out over plans for a substantial new council commercial development. Last Friday the council advertised in the...

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.