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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Upside down river

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Co-op meeting

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No air for Ben

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Native Title declared on Evans Head after 25-year fight

Last week the court met on Evans Head, where 52 small parcels of land covering a total of 7.2 square kilometres were given native title.

Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

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Is hydrogen part of a sustainable energy future?

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. For starters, it’s abundant. Hydrogen can store excess renewable power. When liquified, it’s more energy intense than fossil alternatives. In a fuel cell, it can generate electricity. When it’s burned, the only by-product is water.

Hamish Broome, Goonellabah

Note the tail of the second last par in the cover story by Eve Jeffery in the Byron Echo: ‘This closure further diminishes any claim they had to be a multinational providing local employment.’

That’s blatant opinion, it’s not attributed to anyone, and it’s untrue.

I am a local family man who has benefited from stable full-time work at The Northern Star and we are all local people doing our best to support the local community and report what’s important to them.

We encourage people to buy local and we ourselves are locals.

Don’t mind that you reported the closure of course – it’s news. But I don’t appreciate the tone of that line at all.

You are right – that sentence should not have slipped through. The loss of jobs with the closure of the APN print plant, on top of the recent cuts to local staff in APN’s local weeklies and the closure after 123 years of APN’s Tweed daily publication are of concern to the whole community. Even The Echo has had to close our Tweed weekly and move staff to our daily online publication, so those of us with jobs need to stay on the ball. – Ed


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