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October 17, 2021

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Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

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Lismore landmark saved as Skimmo’s site DA knocked back

Lismore residents watch avidly last night as the drama of a development application for 135 Union Street South Lismore, played out on their little screens.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Mind Your Language

The other day someone called me a sheeple. I was offended. Not personally, but on behalf of sheep. It’s a term meant to denigrate my agency by suggesting I have herd stupidity. Sheep are incredible, and surprising beings. Before you start denigrating sheep, you should know they are emotionally complex animals who can self-medicate!

Lismore Councillors vote to seek urgent changes to the NSW Government roadmap to reopening

Residents in regional areas and local government area representatives, are already straining under what appears to be the Sydney centricity of the NSW Roadmap

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A newly developed concrete – made from recycled construction waste and industrial exhaust gases – could reduce construction emissions.

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory...

Tweed Mayor tries for 180 short term holiday letting limit

At the Tweed Shire Council (TSC) meeting (October 7) a late Mayoral Minute by Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry...

Jamie Steel, Mullumbimby

While I agree in principle that over fishing is a result of ‘leaving us with hungry sharks’ (letter March 6) – to a point – my belief, and I may be wrong, is that the overfishing out on the continental shelf has resulted in more sharks inshore chasing a feed.

To my knowledge, beach netting hasn’t occurred since the introduction of local sanctuary zones.

The fact these zones have been introduced has brought our local marine habitats back to a degree of sustainability, which equals lots of food for sharks! Hence, more sharks than normal.

I would welcome a scientific response to my argument; it may shed a little more light on the subject.

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  1. 2013…Observed Trawlers @ 11pm about Julian Rocks …Marine Park also Spot X …I phoned “Marine Maritime” in Ballina Office …got an Answering Phone message ..Sorry We are Unavailble till 0800hrs .. The Trawlers with lights on continued for Months .
    ..signed Vos of 41 Julian Rocks Drive ….!

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