February 2015

Commented on a story 8th Feb 2015 1:37 PM

EVER curse your local council for inactivity, a lack of project funding or the poor state of the roads?

Councils chasing $10 million in unpaid rates

"You're wrong about forcing rates up. Thankfully NSW has rate pegging that is 100% independent of unpaid..."

January 2015

Commented on a story 23rd Jan 2015 8:22 PM

A BEAUTIFUL sight, yes, but not the place to take a swim, repeats the newest tests results from the water at the old Bexhill quarry.

Fools jump into Bexhill water

"What exactly is the danger swimming in sterile acidic water? I can understand not swimming on a..."

Commented on a story 23rd Jan 2015 6:33 AM

LISMORE residents are used to dirty floodwaters but a flood of chlorine is hitting ratepayers as a wave of heated pools open in the city.

Lismore has depth in the pool

"Simply outrageous. Mayor Dowell says as a matter of fact pools like council's lose money. Yet the cost..."

Commented on a story 15th Jan 2015 11:30 AM

BALLINA-Byron Gateway Airport is poised to claim its share of a new $50 million state funding package, with a $6 million proposal to triple the size of its departure lounge.

Airport seeks funding for $6m expansion

"Time to shut down the money hole known as Lismore airport. If Lismore had closed its airport as it..."

Commented on a story 9th Jan 2015 10:16 AM

Southern Cross University postdoctoral researcher Dr Jesse Leland was right at home in this underwater world in the heart of Lismore.

How can you tell how old a lobster is?

"We know our local freshwater Eustachus species 'Spiny Crayfish' Land Lobster' live well beyond thirty..."

Commented on a story 9th Jan 2015 10:04 AM

EATING wild mushrooms can have fatal consequences, but that hasn’t stopped haphazard identification of fungi on Northern Rivers-based social media channels.

No magic in mushrooms

"In the case of the deaths in Canberra these were SE Asians foraging for Volvariella. In their native..."

Commented on a story 9th Jan 2015 10:04 AM

EATING wild mushrooms can have fatal consequences, but that hasn’t stopped haphazard identification of fungi on Northern Rivers-based social media channels.

No magic in mushrooms

"Errant nonsense! In general macro-fungi foraging, with minimal education and a cautionary approach,*..."

December 2014

Commented on a story 26th Dec 2014 6:38 AM

THE Tweed Hospital Emergency Department is seeing an 8% yearly increase in patients, which is three times the state average.

Tweed Hospital ED ‘overwhelmed’ by shire’s population growth

"You have a population cap too even if you don't recognize it or do you support one billion people in..."

Commented on a story 7th Dec 2014 8:01 PM

LISMORE City Council’s Draft Biodiversity Management Strategy is now on public exhibition, but Cr Greg Bennett says it’s a “disgraceful attack” on farmers.

LCC Draft Biodiversity Strategy attacks farmers: Cr Bennett

"Part of my submission. I am 100% against this feel good nonsense. If it passes will the funding be..."

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