March 2015

Commented on a story 13th Mar 2015 1:57 PM

COW poo has become the latest weapon in the war against CSG in an “earthy” protest by farmers and activists outside Lismore MP Thomas George’s office yesterday.

Protesters: Nationals are “full of it” when it comes to CSG

"Mike Baird has gone on the record saying that this area is excluded from CSG. Kris Beavis address a..."

Commented on a story 11th Mar 2015 4:21 PM

A NEW surf safety sign - the first of 40 designed to save lives at Byron Shire Beaches - has been torn down by vandals.

"Brainless" vandals smash sign designed to save lives

"Byron Bay does cater for morons. Nothing beats common sense for surf safety. Something not taught in..."

Commented on a story 5th Mar 2015 9:52 AM

ACTOR and filmmaker Damon Gameau stopped eating sugar when he met his girlfriend over three years ago.

Sweet revelation: Stop eating sugar and you'll feel better

"Carbohydrates such as white rice and bread are just another form of sugar. Most processed foods are..."

January 2015

Commented on a story 14th Jan 2015 9:09 AM

COUNCILLOR Jeff Johnson says the addition of an ocean pool at the southern end of Ballina’s Shelly Beach would make the area “a wonderful precinct”.

Ocean pool idea for Shelly Beach

"A great idea. Much better to swim in seawater than in pool chemicals. More cost effective too."

Commented on a story 13th Jan 2015 2:15 PM

RESIDENTIAL land values dropped 5.09% in Richmond Valley last financial year, while most of the Northern Rivers experienced significant rises.

Coastal values on the rise

"Sales in Ballina Shire have been flat for years. This is a phony figure so that the State government..."

Commented on a story 13th Jan 2015 2:00 PM

EVEN if $50 million is enough to fund the Casino to Murwillumbah rail trail, who is going to fork out for the maintenance of the thing?

Rail trail’s ‘down the track’ costs a concern for Bennett

"In 10 years time the dual carriageway on the Pacific Highway to QLD will be gridlocked. $900 million ..."

Commented on a story 3rd Jan 2015 1:13 PM

A YOUTUBE video has captured the moment a cyclist in the Byron Bay area has a terrifying crash.

WATCH: Terrifying cycling crash near Byron caught on film

"Sure it happened near Byron ? The cyclists were wearing helmets."

December 2014

Commented on a story 2nd Dec 2014 1:44 PM

MORE than 47,000 Northern Rivers householders are on the brink of financial crisis thanks to high rents and spiralling utility bills.

47,000 Northern Rivers families on brink of financial crisis

"Under pressure? Sure. Ballina Council imposes a "special rates levy", against ratepayers wishes, to..."

Commented on a story 1st Dec 2014 7:07 PM

THE Ballina Shire Council will apply for a rate rise to fund much-needed upgrades to the Ballina and Alstonville pools.

Ballina to push ahead with rate rise for swimming pools

"So much for consultation. An underhanded ploy to obtain an 11% rate rise over 2 years.To be compounded..."

November 2014

Commented on a story 23rd Nov 2014 3:14 PM

THE NORTHERN Rivers needs more than 2400 new homes every year to keep up with demand and fix its “broken” public housing system.

Fix needed for 'broken' Northern Rivers public housing

"Seems to be no point in building Public housing in an area with few industries and high unemployment. ..."

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