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No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.

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Second independent assessment of Iron Gates DA in Evans Head recommends refusal

Two independent reports on the Iron Gates development at Evans Heads have determined that it should not go ahead.

Julian Assange 

Thanks to everyone who signed the petition to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese asking him to speak to the UK...

More wildlife please

When a wallaby loped across the dirt road, my heart leapt. It used to be common to spot wallabies...

Festival goer dies with meningococcal disease

Late last night thousands of Splendour in the Grass ticket holders received an email alerting them that NSW Health has been notified of two cases of meningococcal disease in people who attended the festival.

The Healthy Minds Club are busy as!

The Lennox-based (and fast-expanding) young men's mental health group are continuing to change lives and inspire the wider community with activities across the region.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Abandoned by her family as a girl in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina, Kya Clark, otherwise known to...

Stories about "Black Rocks sports fields":

Celebrating a koala saviour

Menkit Prince, Uki. At the March Tweed Shire Council meeting Dave Norris gave an impassioned speech on behalf of the koalas at Black Rocks, pointing out the deficiencies of Cr Longland’s proposed survey of Pottsville residents asking if they wanted a koala gate, a grid or revegetation of the sports field.

Koala success story

Menkit Prince, Uki. On Sunday 7 February at 1pm a momentous event occurred at Black Rocks off the access road to the sports field. An 18-month-old female koala juvenile (named Lucia) found just before Christmas 2015 with conjunctivitis and taken into care at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital was released.

Successful koala release at Black Rocks sports fields

Last week was a rare bright moment for the besieged koalas of Tweed’s Black Rocks sports fields when Lucia, an 18-month-old female juvenile koala, was released back into her home range surrounding the sports fields.

Tweed Council to decide on Black Rocks Men’s Shed

Tweed Shire Council will tonight vote on whether to adopt a staff recommendation to award a tender relating to a proposed Men’s Shed adjacent to a colony of the shire’s endangered koalas at Black Rocks.

Hooning rife at Black Rocks koala site

David Norris, Pottsville. Hooning is back at the Black Rocks sports field, thanks to Tweed Shire Councillors Longland, Byrne, Youngblutt and Polglase who voted against Council's koala advisory committee's recommendation for the koala/dog-proof vehicle access gate

Koalas take centre stage at Pottsville



David Norris and Lyn Dickinson
, Pottsville. Koalas took centre stage at Pottsville last Saturday at an information afternoon which was attended by more than 100 people including representatives of community groups and Pottsville residents.

Black Rocks koala meeting hijacked by councillor

Menkit Prince, Uki. The Saturday public information session at Pottsville on Black Rocks koalas was hijacked by Cr Barry Longland and his facebook ‘gang’ who quickly turned it into a public misinformation session.

Alternative site for Men’s Shed applauded

Lynette Dickinson, Pottsville. Congratulations to the Pottsville Men's Shed for securing a temporary site to operate their shed at the Pottsville Primary School – and many thanks to the principal for allowing this to happen. It is also good news that a permanent site is available for them at the Barry Sheppard sports field.

Hooning at Black Rocks not exaggerated

David Norris
, Pottsville. I refer to recent media editorial in which Cr Barry Longland is quoted as 'describing reports of hooning at the Black Rocks sports field from a nearby resident as somewhat "exaggerated"'.

Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the site, which will add to...

Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out of the news and out...