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Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

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Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Byron Tri Club overcomes adversity to maintain a winning streak

The Byron Tri Club had 18 participants finish in the top ten at the Tweed Enduro last Saturday, backing up their triumph at South West Rocks two weeks ago.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

Hijacking feminism, harming women

Surely the success of feminist activism is one of the most positive stories of our times. Just think of the limited options of our mothers, compared to young women today. 

4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of...

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native...

Stories about "Big Scrub":

Celebrating 30 years of Big Scrub conservation

Big Scrub Rainforest celebrations will take place between 23-26 November to celebrate 25 years of the Big Scrub Rainforest Day and 30 years since the formation of the Big Scrub Rainforest Conservancy. 

Reviving the Big Scrub, one tree at a time

Local not-for-profit reforestation group, ReForest Now, has celebrated the planting of 311,000 in just three years, and say they have 58 hectares of bush regeneration underway.

Big Scrub show opens today in Ballina

The photo exhibition 'Stories of the Big Scrub' is one of a number of new shows opening at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina today. Photographer Tom Wolff talked to The Echo about his exhibition, which shines a light on the precious remnants of lowland tropical rainforest scattered across the region.

Dorroughby’s Pocket Forest not rocket science

The Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre (DEEC) are the newest members of a growing, prestigious international club –  the Pocket Forest club.

Big Scrub best conservation festival on the planet

The main tent at Sunday's Big Scrub Rainforest Day was filled to absolute capacity with half of the audience spilling out into the parklands at Rocky Creek Dam

Restoration an aim of Big Scrub Rainforest Day

Northern rivers locals with an interest in the environment, our region’s drinking water or rainforests and restoration should get along to the Big Scrub Rainforest Day on Sunday.

Bid to limit biodiversity strategy fails

An attempt by a Lismore City councillor to exempt farmland from a new Biodiversity Strategy has failed after a heated debate at last night’s council meeting.

More ‘big scrub’ restored

A local Landcare group has revitalised two important pockets of ‘big scrub’ rainforest with the help of a grant from the Raymond Borland Bequest...

How to supply water to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native habitat clearing following the NSW...

Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

Investigators are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into an attempted abduction in Tweed Heads at the weekend.

Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby.