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Northern Star
Speedy Service Centre replaces Ballina RTARARELY do people like change, but the new one-stop-shop Service Centre in West
Speedy Service Centre replaces Ballina RTA
Northern Star / Posted 11 hours ago
RARELY do people like change, but the new one-stop-shop Service Centre in West Ballina, which replaces the RTA on the Pacific Highway, may be winning over Ballina residents with short waiting times. Ballina Service Centre opened on Friday at Ballina... Read more
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Northern Star
Jenny's last public function as mayor: stand up comedyfrom different walks of life. There will be circus, dance, spoken word and son
Jenny's last public function as mayor: stand up comedy
Northern Star / Posted 20 hours ago
from different walks of life. There will be circus, dance, spoken word and song performances. Artistic Director Sunita Ballina said she was excited by this year's zombie-themed flash mob dance. She encouraged attendees to go online and find... Read more
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SportsFan
Double delight as Edmonds' run continuesfor Bjorn Baker in Sydney but came to Edmonds last year where he has since won
Double delight as Edmonds' run continues
SportsFan / Posted yesterday
for Bjorn Baker in Sydney but came to Edmonds last year where he has since won five races. "He only won his maiden at Ballina but he has continued to improve. I suppose in some way he has now over-achieved by winning a Saturday open handicap,"... Read more
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Northern Star
Magpies trying againaction focused on the Byron Bay Sports Complex in Ewingsdale Road. The Byron M
Magpies trying again
Northern Star / Posted yesterday
action focused on the Byron Bay Sports Complex in Ewingsdale Road. The Byron Magpies, the minor premiers, will take on the Ballina Bombers in a rematch of the major semi-final two weeks ago. Although always one of the top local teams, it's been... Read more
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Northern Star
It's semi-finals for some but Major League teams bide their timeUnder-20s and Division 3. The Division 3 minor premiers Workers will take on N
It's semi-finals for some but Major League teams bide their time
Northern Star / Posted yesterday
Under-20s and Division 3. The Division 3 minor premiers Workers will take on Norths in the major semi-final, while the two Ballina teams will fight it out in the minor semi. Workers will start favourites today. They have been led by Jimmy... Read more
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Northern Star
Ballina sports space sold to developer for hefty sumA LARGE block of West Ballina land, which has been used for decades for sport a
Ballina sports space sold to developer for hefty sum
Northern Star / Posted yesterday
A LARGE block of West Ballina land, which has been used for decades for sport and recreation, sold to a residential property developer for $3,550,000 by auction on Tuesday. Lot 71, Quays Drive, West Ballina was successfully on behalf of NSW... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Youngsters get their chance on big stageJesse Kerfoot (Kempsey), Michael Kita (Coffs Harbour), Cody McCann (Armidale),
Youngsters get their chance on big stage
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 2 days ago
Jesse Kerfoot (Kempsey), Michael Kita (Coffs Harbour), Cody McCann (Armidale), Lucas Mepham (Taree), Brodie Patterson (Tamworth), Kane Pollard (Port Macquarie), Declan Salmon (Glenreagh), Dominic Weaver (East Ballina), Nick Wright (... Read more
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The Irish Times
Dorothy Molloy: ‘a powerful statement of self-worth in being in the world at large’During the early 1970s I used to spend a lot of time on the CIE coach between G
Dorothy Molloy: ‘a powerful statement of self-worth in being in the world at large’
The Irish Times / Posted 2 days ago
During the early 1970s I used to spend a lot of time on the CIE coach between Galway and Ballina as my girl was from the town. Occasionally I travelled by train from Athlone via the mysteriously named Manulla Junction. Ballina intrigued me.... Read more
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Northern Star
Ten things to do this weekfrom 7.30pm. 6. French Film Festival: The Alliance Française North Coast is pr
Ten things to do this week
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
from 7.30pm. 6. French Film Festival: The Alliance Française North Coast is presenting a three-day French Film Festival in Ballina. This Friday, the festival opens with Un plus Une (One plus one), a romantic comedy by the famous director Claude... Read more
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Northern Star
Cheap option for safe, shark-free ocean swimming at Ballinamillions of dollars at technologies aimed at keeping ocean goers safe from shar
Cheap option for safe, shark-free ocean swimming at Ballina
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
millions of dollars at technologies aimed at keeping ocean goers safe from shark attacks. Yet plans for an ocean pool at Ballina, that would allow beachgoers to safely swim in the ocean, have hit a snag after the council voted to rescind its... Read more
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Northern Star
Top 5 in local entertainment this weekTHE Alliance Française North Coast is presenting a three-day French Film Festiv
Top 5 in local entertainment this week
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
THE Alliance Française North Coast is presenting a three-day French Film Festival in Ballina. Tomorrow the festival opens with Un plus Une (One plus one), a romantic comedy by the famous director Claude Lelouch, at 5pm. At 2 pm on Saturday see... Read more
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Northern Star
Punishing drives the differenceher and Lismore clubmate Fay Ross to a close win in the Crusader Cup golf croqu
Punishing drives the difference
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
her and Lismore clubmate Fay Ross to a close win in the Crusader Cup golf croquet final. Mattens and Ross defeated the Ballina combination of Mary Hughes and Mike Russo to culminate the Northern Rivers tournament in Lismore. Hughes and Russo... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Trawlers excel at home-Allen and Emily Sagaris played well passing the ball well down the court. Sec
Trawlers excel at home
Daily Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
-Allen and Emily Sagaris played well passing the ball well down the court. Second game the girls improved again playing Ballina in a fantastic match. Lyteeka Currie, Raeyah Kapeen and Charlotte Williams were sinking great shots for Yamba. Fiona... Read more
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Northern Star
Plug pulled on funding for ocean pool at BallinaBALLINA Shire Council has voted to withdraw its funding support from the Ballin
Plug pulled on funding for ocean pool at Ballina
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
BALLINA Shire Council has voted to withdraw its funding support from the Ballina ocean pool project in what councillor Jeff Johnson has labelled a 'politically motivated' decision. Previously, the council had voted to allocate $15,000 from the... Read more
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Northern Star
How this week's rain affects our riverscan now colour their lures and get them to swim just how they want them, thanks
How this week's rain affects our rivers
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
can now colour their lures and get them to swim just how they want them, thanks to a new customising system from the Ballina-based Atomic brand. Check it all out at your local tackle store. DON'T forget the Habitat Action Grants program... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Hong Kong apprentice storms to the post to continue hot Grafton formfor the stable star but said there could be a possible Cup run in his future.
Hong Kong apprentice storms to the post to continue hot Grafton form
Daily Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
for the stable star but said there could be a possible Cup run in his future. "I'm not sure what we do now, possibly a Ballina Cup. We might give him a crack at that,” he said. And with Cheung continuing in a rich vein of form, it is likely... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Local dragon boat competitors impressDRAGON BOATS: Grafton Dragon Boat Club had a big weekend at Ballina as they com
Local dragon boat competitors impress
Daily Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
DRAGON BOATS: Grafton Dragon Boat Club had a big weekend at Ballina as they competed in the Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Regatta. Saturday kicked off with 14 teams competing in a 1km chase race which saw Ballina Dragons taking the honours with first... Read more
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Northern Star
Legal poppies will make you die, not highvery high but the fences around the processing plants remind me of the Katingal
Legal poppies will make you die, not high
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
very high but the fences around the processing plants remind me of the Katingal super-max prison at Long Bay," he said. Ballina MP Tamara Smith said global demand for the crop had tripled since 1994 and was expected to continue to grow. "It is... Read more
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GAA Football & Hurling
Evans: GPA need to stop 'silly stuff'run to the All-Ireland U21 football final last year but decided this year to co
Evans: GPA need to stop 'silly stuff'
GAA Football & Hurling / Posted 3 days ago
run to the All-Ireland U21 football final last year but decided this year to commit to the county’s senior hurlers. The Ballina clubman has yet to feature for the Premier men this season in either league or championship and Evans feels it’s... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Legal poppies will make you die, not highvery high but the fences around the processing plants remind me of the Katingal
Legal poppies will make you die, not high
Daily Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
very high but the fences around the processing plants remind me of the Katingal super-max prison at Long Bay," he said. Ballina MP Tamara Smith said global demand for the crop had tripled since 1994 and was expected to continue to grow. "It is... Read more
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Northern Star
Ballina cop 'disciplined' for laughing at porn ring victimA BALLINA police officer who "laughed at” a woman when she attempted to report
Ballina cop 'disciplined' for laughing at porn ring victim
Northern Star / Posted 3 days ago
A BALLINA police officer who "laughed at” a woman when she attempted to report finding her photo on a website featuring naked images of non-consenting teens has been punished. Acting Commander of Richmond Local Area Command, Chief Inspector Nicole... Read more
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Northern Star
Firies still inspire Ballina boss after 35 years of servicein 1979. "You join for one reason, but you stay for another," he said. As a f
Firies still inspire Ballina boss after 35 years of service
Northern Star / Posted 3 days ago
in 1979. "You join for one reason, but you stay for another," he said. As a fresh-faced, surf-loving 19 year old, the Ballina Station Commander saw the hours as an attractive work option. "The shift work suited me at the time," he said. "Four... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
A koala peeps through the leaves of a eucalyptus tree in on October, 2013.koala peeps through the leaves of a eucalyptus tree in on October, 2013. Leave
A koala peeps through the leaves of a eucalyptus tree in on October, 2013.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
koala peeps through the leaves of a eucalyptus tree in on October, 2013. Leave it to me - an ecologist says koalas will have to fend for themselves when a new stretch of the Pacific Highway is built south of Ball... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Highway decision will threaten koalas, says ecologistPacific Highway decision will see Ballina koalas 'forcibly displaced', says eco
Highway decision will threaten koalas, says ecologist
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
Pacific Highway decision will see Ballina koalas 'forcibly displaced', says ecologist An ecologist is concerned the Federal Government's decision to green-light a new stretch of the Pacific Highway will sound a death knell for koala colonies near... Read more
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Daily Examiner
‘Tireless’ principals paid tribute over new Ballina schoolTWO Ballina principals have been honoured in New South Wales Parliament for the
‘Tireless’ principals paid tribute over new Ballina school
Daily Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
TWO Ballina principals have been honoured in New South Wales Parliament for their efforts to preparing their schools for a merger next year. Southern Cross K-12's Janeen Silcock and Daniel Henman from Ballina High have been working since last year... Read more
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Northern Star
‘Tireless’ principals paid tribute over new Ballina schoolTWO Ballina principals have been honoured in New South Wales Parliament for the
‘Tireless’ principals paid tribute over new Ballina school
Northern Star / Posted 3 days ago
TWO Ballina principals have been honoured in New South Wales Parliament for their efforts to preparing their schools for a merger next year. Southern Cross K-12's Janeen Silcock and Daniel Henman from Ballina High have been working since last year... Read more
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Daily Examiner
LATEST: Minor flood warning issued as rain sets inover the Bight moves east and extends a ridge across the State. Since 9am yest
LATEST: Minor flood warning issued as rain sets in
Daily Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
over the Bight moves east and extends a ridge across the State. Since 9am yesterday, Lismore has received 59.6mm of rain, Ballina has received 28.8, Byron Bay 43.8mm and Casino 37.4mm. Forecast for the rest of today: Cloudy with a near 100%... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
'Super drone' could replace failed shark barrierA SOPHISTICATED drone capable of spotting sharks and alerting swimmers could be
'Super drone' could replace failed shark barrier
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
A SOPHISTICATED drone capable of spotting sharks and alerting swimmers could be the new answer to the shark threat at Ballina's Lighthouse Beach following last week's shelving of the eco barrier. The "Mini Ripper" drone is fitted with a video... Read more
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Northern Star
Another Northern Rivers person falls victim to scammersresident has fallen victim to a phone scammer. Police from Richmond Local Area
Another Northern Rivers person falls victim to scammers
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
resident has fallen victim to a phone scammer. Police from Richmond Local Area Command said a 67-year-old woman from Ballina received a phone call on Monday from a person offering to fix her slow computer for $400. She has agreed to this and... Read more
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Northern Star
'Secret' highway approval will be 'koala death warrant'Maritime Services (RMS) Section 10 of the Pacific Highway Upgrade. According I
'Secret' highway approval will be 'koala death warrant'
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
Maritime Services (RMS) Section 10 of the Pacific Highway Upgrade. According International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Ballina Koala Plan was approved by Minister Frydenberg on July 19 and the Koala Management Plan was approved on August 11,... Read more
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Northern Star
Bowls: Ten in the mix for singles titleevent, the singles champion of champions, at South Lismore this weekend. In on
Bowls: Ten in the mix for singles title
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
event, the singles champion of champions, at South Lismore this weekend. In one of the two games on Saturday morning, Ballina's 16-year-old titleholder, Kit Conlan, will take on Alstonville champ Kevin Troy. Conlan is one of twin schoolboys... Read more
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The Age
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
The Age / Posted 4 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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Northern Star
Rubbish collections back on agendain Sutherland Shire, operated successful bulky goods kerbside collections. Thi
Rubbish collections back on agenda
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
in Sutherland Shire, operated successful bulky goods kerbside collections. This has been a long-running issue in Ballina Shire. In 2011 the Combined Churches Social Justice committee of Alstonville argued kerbside collection of bulky... Read more
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Northern Star
Battle over North Coast lake road continueswith Stop the Lake Road Closure committee members, which handed over a petition
Battle over North Coast lake road continues
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
with Stop the Lake Road Closure committee members, which handed over a petition of 2283 signatures against the closure. Ballina Shire Council decided to close the road, and turn it into open space, citing environmental concerns for Lake... Read more
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Northern Star
Northern Rivers cops a night of heavy rainfallover the Bight moves east and extends a ridge across the State. Since 9am yest
Northern Rivers cops a night of heavy rainfall
Northern Star / Posted 4 days ago
over the Bight moves east and extends a ridge across the State. Since 9am yesterday, Lismore has received 59.6mm of rain, Ballina has received 28.8, Byron Bay 43.8mm and Casino 37.4mm. Forecast for the rest of today: Cloudy with a near 100%... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 5 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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The Border Mail
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
The Border Mail / Posted 5 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 5 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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The Courier
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
The Courier / Posted 5 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 5 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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The Young Witness
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
The Young Witness / Posted 5 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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Western Advocate
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
Western Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
Kiama Independent / Posted 5 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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Manning River Times
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
Manning River Times / Posted 5 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 5 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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The North West Star
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
The North West Star / Posted 5 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
Daily Liberal / Posted 5 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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WA Today
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nodgroups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approve
Fears for Koala colony rise after Pacific Highway upgrade gets Josh Frydenberg's nod
WA Today / Posted 5 days ago
groups say. Josh Frydenberg​, the new Environment and Energy Minister, approved the four-lane expressway's new route near Ballina on the NSW North Coast on July 19, the day he was sworn in, the groups say. The NSW Roads and Maritime Services made... Read more
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Northern Star
Second major bank to close in Alstonvilleshe said. NAB have contacted customers letting them know of their options whic
Second major bank to close in Alstonville
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
she said. NAB have contacted customers letting them know of their options which include in-person banking at Lismore or Ballina or by using Bank@Post at the participating Australia Post Wollongbar Post Office. According to the owner of the... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Fish are able to sense the first hint of springno doubt be even quieter on the back of Thursday's full moon but there's still
Fish are able to sense the first hint of spring
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
no doubt be even quieter on the back of Thursday's full moon but there's still a bit of action out a bit wider. Brett at Ballina Bait and Tackle says there have been snapper on the 32-fathom reefs, with amberjacks and kings out a bit wider. The... Read more
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