Archive for the 'Rural' Category

Speeding Cars Targeted on Teven Road

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

During November, motorists using Teven Road will have their speed monitored during a week long road safety campaign. The campaign will involve electronic message boards displaying road safety messages and speed checks. Between 2013 and 2015 there were 112 crashes in Ballina Shire where speed was a contributing factor. Teven Road is a hotspot for […]

Upgrading Teven Road

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Ballina Shire Council is scheduling road works for Teven Road from Monday 16 May. During the construction period Teven Road will be closed between Eltham Road and Shaws Lane, Teven. A detour via Eltham Road and Pearces Creek Road and access to properties within the closure will remain open. The $900,000 works, funded under the […]

Newrybar produce on show on Singapore

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Newrybar producer Duck Creek Macadamias will showcase their products at this year’s Food and Hotel Asia Trade Show in Singapore. On Tuesday (27 March) local identity Gavin Hughes, Head Chef at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, joined Adam Brown at Duck Creek Macadamias in Newrybar for a cook-up. The pair produced four dishes […]

Another Black Water Fish Kill feared

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Water quality of a Third World country at our doorstep Jancine Harrison lives alongside Rocky Mouth Creek at Woodburn, and holds great fears of another major fish kill in the Richmond River. She submitted these thoughts and pictures to Ballina Info … In my opinion conditions are ripe once again for another fish kill in […]

Sugar crush down on previous years

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

A testing NSW sugar cane crushing season has seen a drop in total tonnes processed, according to the NSW Sugar Milling Co-operative. It said that a total of 2.22 million tonnes was processed by the three NSW sugar mills by the time Broadwater mill stopped crushing on January 18. That figure was down on the […]

Online tool calculates carbon credits

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

As carbon trading becomes an increasingly important tool in the fight against global warming, a new online carbon credit calculator has been developed to help landholders and farmers quickly and easily determine the value of timber plantations. Developed by Southern Cross University PhD candidate Bill Smart, the carbon calculator has been included on the Australian […]

Lands Acquisition Act ‘needs amendements’

Monday, February 19th, 2007

The Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act needs to be amended in two important ways, Ballina MP Don Page has told landowners at Newrybar. Speaking at a symposium of landowners affected by the Pacific Highway upgrade, Mr Page said two amendments were necessary ‘to deliver justice for landowners because they’re not getting it now’. The […]

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