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December 3, 2022

Being hopeful

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NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

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Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.

Strong winds and good tides set up a race day of fast sailing on the Tweed River

Matt Andrews with his trusty crew puts Powder Monkeys through its paces. Photo supplied. A big incoming tide and a...

First gig at Byron’s Green Room

By Simon Haslam It was certainly auspicious that the very first event at Byron’s new live music 1500-person venue, The...

Amazing Grace

Oh, dearest Hannah! (Letters, Hannah Grace, Echo 9 Nov). I am so glad that my very, very good friend...

Woman charged following house fire – Murwillumbah

A woman will face court today charged following a house fire in Murwillumbah.

The year 2030 is an important year for climate targets. It is also the year that my two oldest grandchildren will turn eighteen with all the rights and responsibilities that age brings. Gulp. And I will turn eighty. 

A fitting present for all three of us will be the realisation of the nation’s 82 per cent 2030 renewable energy target. As an octogenarian, I will be happy with 80 per cent, but the extra two per cent will be the icing on the cake. Am I hopeful? I must be. As Dostoevsky said, ‘To live without hope is to cease to live’.

Ray Peck, Hawthorn


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