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$6.8 million Tweed pound contract awarded

The Tweed Shire Council has awarded a $6.8 million contract for design and construction of a new state-of-the-art animal pound and rehoming centre.

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Koalas? Act now

The Forestry Corporation’s Planning Portal shows that forest compartments are on the chopping block before the Great Koala National...

Bruns, the fishing town, becomes a musical!  

‘All the old salts have moved on… All the old salts have moved on… I’m wondering where they’ve gone…’

Cartoon of the week – June 19, 2024

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Supporting women’s mental health in Ballina

Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety, and one in five women compared to one in eight men suffer from mental ill health or disorder.

Inequity underpins solar-battery rebates

Over 3.2 million Australian households now have solar systems, and NSW leads, with a million systems (rooftop, heated pool or hot water).

Driven with soul

Under a different stage name Milo Green is an award-winning songwriter and musician who has supported iconic artists like Diesel, Dragon, Josh Pyke, Glen Shorrock (Little River Band) and more.

Santos – most of us are familiar with that coal seam gas (CSG) company?

Well, remember it well. The coalition regime at Macquarie Street have given approval for 850 CSG wells throughout the Pilliga Forest near Narrabri.

This approval was originally given in November 2020 by federal environment minister, Sussan Ley, so we can’t rely on that system.

The Gomeroi people made a native title claim in 2011 that is yet to be determined by the Federal Court. Nevertheless, in December 2022 the National Native Title Tribunal determined that Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project and proposed mining leases should be granted, despite the Gomeroi people not consenting.

According to the Gomeroi people, Santos did not negotiate in good faith and this project would have grave and irreversible consequences for land, water and their culture. The Gomeroi are not surprised by this ruling. 

The Gomeroi have been fighting against Santos and their gas project for ten years, it’s not so funny that Santos have their name on the Ride Down Under and are major sponsors of the bike race in South Australia as I write.

Give us a break, what a load of horseshite. 

Paul Brecht, Evans Head

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  1. You lefty alarmists do not have a clue. Where are you going to get your energy from without these projects?. Box Heads.


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