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March 9, 2021

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Democracy, as a concept and a form of governance, was first introduced by the Greeks around 507 BC.

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Top of Mt Warning

Daniel O’Brien, Federal Letters about Mt Warning were interesting. Chris Gee defended National Parks and Wildlife for adopting the views of...

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Sapoty Brook, Wilsons Creek

In response to Geraldine Crumpton’s letter (20 January), Byron Shire’s North Coast Climate Action Group formed one of the first transition towns in Australia (search: Transition Byron Shire) in 2009.

Transition Byron Shire brought the work of Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) into the Shire and that resulted in a partnership of BZE with Byron Shire Council. That eventually resulted in the formation of Zero Emissions Byron (ZEB) (zerobyron.org) in 2015 and the Shire’s goal of zero net emissions by 2025.

ZEB is making significant progress in solar energy, promotion of electric vehicles, tree planting, and waste composting, but there is much more to be done, urgently. Subscribe to the ZEB newsletter; ideas and volunteers are always welcome.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Great initiative Sapoty !!
    Yes a worthy cause
    However until i see you young
    Millennials go hydrocarbon free
    Regarding your carbon footprints on earth
    How can we take this great work seriously?
    Keep up the good work !!
    Barrow ..

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