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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Saltwater mob style

Story & photo Melissa Butters If you’ve ever tasted the wild fish rillettes from The Bay SmokeHouse you know what’s...

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Stories about "Black Rocks sports field":

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

Call to halt Black Rocks celebrations

Dave Norris, president, Threatened Species Conservation Society Inc Dear P&DMS members and convoy co-organiser, We note that P&DMS and others have organised a convoy on 26/2/2017, terminating...

Koala habitat or industrial precinct?

Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah.  I have been watching and reading about the Pottsville Men’s Shed debacle for a very long time and decided to travel with...

Black Rocks Men’s Shed site claims disputed

David Norris, Pottsville.  I wish to respond to Ms Lorraine Vass’ recent letter. Contrary to her experience, many koala experts claim that koalas are vulnerable...

Alternative Men’s Shed sites would impact koalas too

Lorraine Vass, president, Friends of the Koala, Inc. I am troubled at reading some of the letters and articles in the Tweed and regional press in...

Tweed council candidate slams Black Rocks decision

Tweed Shire Council candidate Michael McNamara has lashed out at councillors who voted to sign a five-year lease on a temporary site for the Pottsville Men's Shed at the Black Rocks Sports Field at its last meeting.

Why isn’t Men’s Shed going to its preferred location?

David Norris, Pottsville The Threatened Species Conservation Society has received information that in early 2014 Tweed Council planning staff and the Pottsville and District Men's...

Consider koalas’ future before you vote

Lori Scinto, Crystal Creek.  A motion to approve a five-year licence to the Pottsville & District Men’s Shed at the Black Rocks sports field – a...

What’s the real agenda behind the men’s shed at Black Rocks?

Daniele Voinot, Lillian Rock. At the last September meeting, Tweed shire Crs Barry Longland, Warren Polglase and Carolyn Byrne rejected investigation of a new permanent site for the Pottsville & District Men’s Shed. Instead they approved a licence for the men’s shed to start building at the temporary Black Rocks sports field site.

Replanting sports field not the best koala response

Troy Green, general manager, Tweed Shire Council. The Echonetdaily article ‘Tweed koalas heading for extinction’ regarding the listing of the Tweed and Brunswick koala population as endangered demands a response.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.