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Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow...

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

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Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

Cartoon of the week – 22 September, 2021

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Teacher survey

The Echo’s survey of local teachers regarding vaccination was as illuminating as it was disappointing. One respondent popped their...

Richmond Valley Council looks at thermal waste to energy

At last night’s Richmond Valley Council meeting, councillors looked at a recommendation that Council receives and notes the information on the next steps to seek Alternate Waste Treatment solutions for landfill and recyclable waste streams.

Woman charged over alleged Public Health Order Breaches – Tweed/Byron

A woman has been charged over multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Orders in the Tweed and Byron shires.

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Extent of airport pollutants ‘being hidden from public’

A community member of the Gold Coast Airport consultative group says critical information relating to a dangerous pollutant likely to be disturbed by earthworks at the site in coming days, was withheld prior to the project’s approval.

Greens launch campaign to save Cobaki as DA approved

Greens candidate Dawn Walker and former leader Bob Brown yesterday launched an initiative to protect the Cobaki and Terranora broadwaters, the same day approval was granted for a nearby housing development.

Greens call for international protection of Tweed wetlands

Greens candidate for Richmond, Dawn Walker and NSW Greens MP Jan Barham are urging the government to support the nomination of the Cobaki wetlands and Terranora broadwaters for Ramsar status.

Protection urged for Tweed catchment ‘treasure’

The NSW Greens are calling on the Baird government to protect wetlands across the state, including international protection for the Cobaki Catchment in the Tweed, recognised as a world-class ecological and cultural site.

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.