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Call for Labor government to reinstate logging moratorium – now
North East Forest Alliance’s Dailan Pugh has pointed out that a Minns NSW Labor government has given no commitment to quick and decisive action on behalf of our forests – but we need action 'now' he says.
No dog problem – really?!
David Heilpern was recently roasted here by P. Lawrence, who sees ‘no problem’ with the issue of dogs on...
NEFA welcomes the election of a new government
The North East Forest Alliance welcomes the election of the Minns Labor government with their promise to create a Great Koala National Park, and calls for a moratorium on logging within the park proposal until the promised assessment is complete.
Ballina council contractor debt waived after company goes bust
The Ballina Shire Council has voted to write off debt owed by a failed private company initially hired to develop six industrial lots six years ago.
Corrie’s Frock Shop safe in family hands
Fifty-four years is a long time to be in the workforce let alone in the one business in the one town, but that is how Corrie van Dommele has spent most of her adult life – at Corrie's Frock Shop in Ballina, but now she is about to call it quits.
Cartoon of the week – 29 March 2023
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No chance of change
Sadly, David Heilpern’s well-written missive regarding non-compliant dog owners in Byron Shire will achieve absolutely nothing. The fact is,...
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Varroa mite detection sees Red Zone expanded
NSW Department of Primary Industries Varroa mite tracing and surveillance work has confirmed a new detection of Varroa mite, as field officers continue hive inspections with beekeepers across the state.
‘Bees they’re fucking awesome!’ so why are we introducing flies?
The little varroa mite is leading to the eradication of many beehives in NSW. Researchers will be releasing pollinator flies in the Coffs Harbour biosecurity Red Zone to help pollinate berry crops.
Two to appear in Tweed Court after alleged import of ‘ice’ and cocaine
Two people have been extradited from Queensland and charged following an 18-month investigation into an alleged attempted importation of six kilograms of methylamphetamine and cocaine into NSW.
Goodbye to an inspiring scientist, activist and friend
Cate Coorey - 0
Mary’s influence on me as a local activist, and later councillor, was profound – she opened my eyes to how water courses through and shapes this place.
Missing woman located – Tweed Heads
A woman reported missing from Tweed Heads on Tuesday, 21 March, 2023 has been located safe and well.