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Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

No Ballina commemoration for 11 November

Speaking on behalf of the Ballina RSL sub-branch, Dick Wills BEM has announced that there will be no public commemoration service in Ballina for Remembrance Day next month.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must...

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

Julian Assange: the name that cannot be uttered

Since the news came through I have been keeping an eye and an ear out for further reporting in...

10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

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Tweed councillor’s flip-flop ways

Tweed shire Cr Barry Longland claims the new automatic gate at Black Rocks will satisfy koala protection needs. But look at his voting history when it comes to protecting these koalas.

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.

A referendum over men’s shed or koalas?

Cr Barry Longland. At last Thursday's Tweed Shire Council meeting, I was presented with a petition containing some 33,000 entries directed, not to the council, but to me personally, requesting that I to move to close off access and revegetate the Black Rocks Sportsfield.

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.

In the Tweed, it’s a dam shame

J. Gardner, Uki (CWG Member). We are really disillusioned that Tweed shire councillor Barry Longland reneged on his deal with mayor Katie Milne over an independent review to find the best form of water management for the shire, which he supported just last month.

Byrrill Creek dam option not scientific: MP

The NSW Greens have called on state water minister Niall Blair to stop Tweed Shire Council pursuing the controversial plan to dam Byrrill Creek.

Cr Longland sniffs mayoral robes as he votes with the Nats

Trish Mann, Burringbar. Oh to be mayor! Byron Shire has its 'rose', Tweed Shire has it's 'Barry’, it's a familiar tale.

Koala-gate debate brings out good, bad and ugly

Joan Doris, Nerang.It was appalling when the proposal for the removal of the koala protection gates at Black Rocks was discussed. After several very comprehensive, sensible and informative presentations by community members were presented the handling of this very important issue by some of the councillors was deplorable.

Cr Longland continues to disappoint

Menkit Prince, Uki. Looks like Tweed shire's pro-development councillors have been on the rampage again.

Tweed koalas on the road to extinction

Menkit Prince, Uki. In 10 years’ time when all the koalas on the Tweed coast are extinct, will we look back and ask why?

Blue skies for Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields is very much a family business with father-and-son team Otto and Jasch Saeck working alongside each other on their 160-acre farm at...

Cacao wow

After ten years of wholesale trading from their small factory, Byron Bay Cacao’s stunning new retail space is now open to the public. The...

Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning things to her advantage. When...

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.