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Two views of animal welfare on the Tweed

Local MP Justine Elliot recently announced that an Albanese Labor Government will invest $1 million to build the new animal pound and rehoming centre at Lundberg Drive, South Murwillumbah.

No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

Julian Assange: the name that cannot be uttered

Since the news came through I have been keeping an eye and an ear out for further reporting in...

Staff cuts at Murwillumbah mega school

The NSW Teacher's Federations says that the proposed merger of four schools in Murwillumbah will result in the loss of at least 19 teaching positions.

Editorial: Jabby jab jab jabb

As of this week, NSW reached the double vaccination target of 80 per cent!

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...

Blue skies for Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields is very much a family business with father-and-son team Otto and Jasch Saeck working alongside each other on their 160-acre farm at...

Cacao wow

After ten years of wholesale trading from their small factory, Byron Bay Cacao’s stunning new retail space is now open to the public. The...

Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning things to her advantage. When...

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.