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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

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Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

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Taking action to help end overfishing

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Dorroughby’s Pocket Forest not rocket science

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Stories about "asbestos dumping":

40-50kg of asbestos dumped in Wilsons Creek

Asbestos has been found dumped at Wilsons Creek near a waterway and Byron Shire Council is asking residents to keep an eye for illegal rubbish dumpers.

Call for assistance with illegal asbestos dumping

Information on the illegal dumping of asbestos is being sought by Lismore Council who have attended four seperate instances of illegal dumping on public land involving asbestos sheeting in the last month.

Asbestos disposal-fee cut wipes out illegal dumping in Tweed

A year-long campaign to tackle illegal asbestos dumping across the northern rivers, in which disposal fees were cut by more than 50 per cent in the Tweed, appears to have wiped out the problem in that shire.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BRFR

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.