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FIRST IMAGES: South-east Queensland hit by flooding
A SEVERE weather alert for southeast Queensland, with flash flooding and up to 500mm of rain to fall.
Locals flip out at looming snowless Olympic ski jump proposed for pristine Lennox Head’s Lake Ainsworth
The New South Wales Office of Sport has backflipped on the scale of an artist’s impression of a snowless Olympic ski jump proposed for Lennox Head’s Lake Ainsworth.
Govt ‘all talk, no action’ over Ballina fish kills
The opposition yesterday criticised the state government in parliament for failing to take action over the cause of continuing fish kills in the Richmond River catchment over recent years.
Shark removed from rock wall at Ballina
Monday 4.34pm: PETER Coan from East Ballina got more than he bargained for when he took his Canberra visitor Greg Jepson for a tour of the North Wall and Lighthouse Beach.
Lennox Head residents oppose sand mine plan
Residents of Lennox Head and the Ballina Greens are opposing a proposal to create a new 3.2 million tonne sand mine on Newrybar Swamp Road, saying an existing mine in the area is already exceeding its extraction approvals and creating a blight on the coastal landscape.
Deadly Dalwood waterfall up for sale
A BALLINA Shire Council report recommending to sell 2.399 ha of land around Dalwood Falls was supported by councillors at their March 23 meeting.