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Democracy demands open doors – Council shuts out residents

Three Kyogle councillors had messages and calls from a combined 24 people who had been denied the chance to speak at the council meeting. Public access ... was not so public with only one resident getting up to speak for five minutes about the size of the red rubbish bins.

Photographer captures beauty of buildings in country towns

Greg Davis likes to photograph buildings. Somehow, he captures the essence of a building in his pictures showing the character and history of a town through bricks and mortar ... That trip included Warwick, Stanthorpe – and Kyogle.

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Giving back drives NRL Hogs Tour to visit country schools

The NRL National Hogs Tour stopped to visit Casino High School ... NRL player Brad Fittler (Sydney Roosters) and women’s rugby league stars Jaime Chapman (Titans) and Yasmin Clydsdale ( Knights) played and chatted with the students ... Brad said Casino was “really rich on NRL players.”

Council ‘in tatters’ with probing questions about GM sacking on meeting agenda

This month’s Kyogle Council meeting is likely to be a fiery one given the agenda. After the sudden sacking of Graham Kennett as general manager in December, the agenda for this month’s council meeting ... is filled with questions and motions about the sacking of the GM and the appointment of a new one.

What scientists are telling us about the fire ants at Wardell and if they’ll spread

What do the scientists say about the fire ants at Wardell? Will they spread? How worried should we be? Originally from South America, the fire ants are considered one of the world’s most invasive pests.

Evans Head surfer rides wave for near perfect score at Hawaii comp

Surfer Callum Robson has done it again. At the World Surf League Series Lexus Pipe Pro in Hawaii, Robson scored 9 points in his heat ... The 23 year old Evans Head surfer described what the winning wave at Oahu was like.

Tossing gumboots and weighing frozen cane toads – it must be Australia Day

Australia Day at Bonalbo was a lot of fun. Before the official awards ceremony, there was the weighing of the cane toads ... After the ceremony, there was the traditional gumboot toss followed by a golfing comp.

NRLX gates open for first cattle sale in seven months

After a long seven months, the gates to the Casino saleyards will open this Friday ... Tom Newsome is the managing director and he said the negotiation process with everyone involved has been professional and positive.

DPI puts 5km exclusion zone around Wardell to halt fire ant spread

Fire ants have made it to Wardell. NSW Department of Primary Industries said there is an exclusion zone of 5km around Wardell in an attempt to halt the spread of fire ants after a resident contacted them.



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