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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.

Anatomy is destiny

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Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...