AUTHORITIES said the blaze started when hay bales spontaneously combusted.
TWO of the region's busiest public pools are unlikely to reopen for summer as on-going delays threaten to push back completion as late as March.
THE Ballina-based business has been given a two-month deadline to pay up, after a rescue package was passed at this week's creditors meeting.
MORE than 20 kids fell ill after swimming there. Now final tests into harmful bacteria levels have been completed.
THE 49-year-old man had been evading police for two decades.
AN INVESTIGATION is under way into possible contamination at Lake Ainsworth, and health authorities have urged people to swim elsewhere in the meantime.
THE idea for a levee was put on the backburner because of the immense cost, but now it's back on the table.
BALLINA Shire Council has received the latest test results on blue-green algae levels at Lake Ainsworth, but microbiological tests have not been finalised.
"I DON'T want to put anyone at risk... I don't care what it costs. Me and my family are paramount."
THERE are fears of blue-green algae contamination at Lake Ainsworth, with more than 20 adults and children reporting gastro-like symptoms.