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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Koala stranded

The plight of koalas was demonstrated very well this week with a koala found dangerously stranded in the main...

7.30am update from the SES regarding floods in the Northern Rivers

The State Emergency Service (SES) issued a statement a few minutes ago with an update on the flooding situation in the Northern Rivers.

Have putter, will fundraise

It’s time to round up your woods, irons, sand wedges and putters, and practise your swing for this Sunday’s Charity Golf Day for the Byron Bay Central Hospital Auxiliary.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train....

Sue Higginson introduces bill to ban fossil fuel ads

Greens NSW Upper House MP Sue Higginson has today given notice of a bill set to ban fossil fuel advertising in New South Wales.

Flash flood alert Tweed, Byron, Ballina and Lismore Shires

At 2.43am a SES (State Emergency Service) text was received by people in the Tweed and Byron Shire warning of ‘Heavy rain, dangerous flash flooding for Tweed Byron area overnight’ with possible ‘flash flooding and rapid river rises’ in ‘low-lying areas’.

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Black Rocks men’s shed gets green light

The longtime saga over erecting a men's shed at the Black Rocks sports field near Pottsville has ended after Tweed shire councillors last night narrowly voted to allow a five-year lease for the site.

Real dedication from Black Rocks koala carer

Lyn Dickinson, secretary, Threatened Species Conservation Society. Whilst you were sleeping, my partner David Norris, as instructed by Friends of the Koala, was checking out another very sick diseased koala in a tree on the southern edge of the Black Rocks sports field access road last week.

Cr Longland and Tweed Coast koalas

T Clark, Nunderi. If anyone wants an insight into Tweed shire Cr Barry Longland, they should read his letter to Echonetdaily of 22 February.

Tweed sportsfield ‘must be revegetated for koalas’

Almost 34,000 people, many from around the world, have signed a petition calling on Tweed Shire Council to revegetate a sports field south of Pottsville surrounded by koala habitat and corridors.

Koala rescued at Black Rocks had a friend in deed

David Norris, president, Threatened Species Conservation Society. Members of the Threatened Species Conservation Society Inc wish to thank the caring and dedicated volunteers of Friends of Koala who met at the Black Rocks sports field on Sunday, 7 February, to release a 12-month-old female koala (Lucia).

Cr Longland no friend of Tweed koalas


David Norris
, president, 
Threatened Species Conservation Society, Pottsville. Tweed shire mayor Katie Milne and deputy mayor Gary Bagnall's consistent voting in favour of the environment is commended.

A bold koala-recovery plan needed for the Tweed

Dave Norris, Pottsville. Dr Steve Phillips was commissioned to direct the Tweed Coast Koala Habitat Study 2011 (TCKHS), which made recommendations to prevent localised koala extinction.

Koalas struggling around Black Rocks

Dave Norris, president, Threatened Species Conservation Society Inc, Pottsville. Over the past four years I have been reporting koala sightings at Black Rocks (Pottsville) to Tweed Shire Council and the NSW Bionet Wildlife Atlas after becoming aware of the level of threat to the survival of koalas on the Tweed Coast.

Black Rocks area vital for koalas

David Norris
, president 
Threatened Species Conservation Society, Pottsville. Ecologist Dr Steve Phillips believes that the Black Rocks sports field is not 'a dot on the fringe of a major corridor' as recently suggested by a Pottsville resident:

The Pottsville koalas and their wide-ranging habitat

David Norris
, president
 Threatened Species Conservation Society. What are the koala experts saying about the Pottsville Wetlands/Black Rocks koala sub-population?

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.