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August 12, 2022

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A voice for koalas: Vale Olivia Newton-John

The Rainforest Information Centre has expressed its deep condolences to the family and close friends of Olivia Newton-John who was literally the voice of the koala.

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Good news for the Sepik people

The proposed Frieda mine Papua New Guinea with its huge tailings dam, would be built on the Frieda River at the headwaters of the Sepik River – an earthquake-prone area – creating the risk of repeating one of the worst environmental disasters.

More wildlife please

When a wallaby loped across the dirt road, my heart leapt. It used to be common to spot wallabies...

Revenge

The Fischer–Spassky 1992 Twentieth Anniversary Rematch was in fact Russia and Spassky’s revenge. Russia knew that Bobby Fischer was unstable,...

Base nurse finalist in NSW Health Excellence awards

A Lismore Base Hospital staff member has been recognised for excellence in nursing and midwifery. Emily Green is among 30 finalists nominated for the 10th annual NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Abandoned by her family as a girl in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina, Kya Clark, otherwise known to...

Cartoon of the week – 10 August, 2022

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

In regard to the Heilpern article, Echo 22 June: perhaps he should be the one to pull his head in, as he is giving criminal lawyers a bad name.

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head

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