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CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

National Circus Festival: 30 September–2 October

It’s finally here and everyone is beyond excited. This weekend the National Circus Festival makes its way to the...

NSW gov’t accused of ‘pork barrelling’ in Ballina electorate

As people on the Northern Rivers last week endured the anxiety of severe storm warnings and pre-dawn emergency alerts, a visit from the state’s emergency services minister was barely announced.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Labor leader promises to stop Murwillumbah mega-school merger if they win election

NSW Labor leader Chris Minns has promised concerned parents, teachers, and the community that if Labor win the next election they will not follow through with the mega-school merger that is currently underway in Murwillumbah.

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...

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.