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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

No air for Ben

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Stop giving Franklin air time. Mayor Richardson, in his usual fashion, joins up with his mate Franklin...

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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?

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.