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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

David Gilet, Byron Bay

One of the first letters I wrote to The Echo when I arrived in Byron 32 years ago concerned the rockworks at Main Beach.

At the moment ,what happens is that storm surges hit this confrontational structure and form a whirlpool off the beach. This causes sand to be swept out to sea rather than moving north to replenish the beach from The Wreck up to the Belongil as it should.

In this letter I suggested that a series of terraces be built out from the current structure. Such terraces should be built with a rim at their edges. What would happen, I think, is that the waves would surge up the slope and deposit sand behind the rims and a sand bank would eventually form.

The area behind the rock walls is obviously too valuable as a recreational area to sacrifice, but it might be possible to have our cake and eat it too.


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