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April 1, 2023

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Tweed residents outraged at destruction of koala habitat on Cobaki Creek

A 'legacy' floodplain development on the tidal estuary of Cobaki Creek, known to have recent koala sightings, was approved in 1996 and is now being cleared.

Other News

Dispatches from the polling booths

The political pendulum always swings, sometimes quite savagely, knocking out MPs. The late swing to Labor was detected a few days before the election by Newspoll.

TEB takes one from two in cricket grand finals

Last Saturday saw grand final cricket action across all grades on the Far North Coast with Tintenbar-East Ballina (TEB)...

No dog problem – really?!

David Heilpern was recently roasted here by P. Lawrence, who sees ‘no problem’ with the issue of dogs on...

We’re coming to cycle

Our small cycling group is headed your way (20-24 March) to experience the newly-opened Northern Rivers Rail Trail and...

Will Provest win the Tweed seat over Elliot?

It appears that Tweed MP Geoff Provest will retain the seat of Tweed but there are still plenty of votes to be counted.

Cartoon of the week – 29 March 2023

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Bangalow’s festival of film kicks off again this weekend courtesy of Flickerfest.

There are two rounds of international flicks, one on Friday and one on Saturday night, and a Best of Australian Shorts collection on Sunday night.

The sentimental favourite, Byron All Shorts, is on Saturday afternoon and features a range of films by local auteurs, from a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ 40-second claymation by Mullum secondary students to nine-minute surfing epic Teahupoo Hawaii Uncut (pictured) by Tweed’s Simon Saffagina.

Echonetdaily has one more double session pass to Flickerfest give away to a lucky reader – email us by 9am tomorrow to enter.

Otherwise, the very reasonable prices are: Friday: $20 /$17 conc, includes Opening Night Party with Jameson whiskey, Coopers beer, Rosnay organic wine and Phoenix drinks. Sat or Sun: $15 /$12 conc (each night). Festival Pass: $40 /$35 conc.

Tickets: Available at the door or from Barebones Artspace Bangalow (no BF), Byron Music (+BF) All Music and Vision Ballina and Lismore (+BF).

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