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Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

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The storm season has started

The storm season has officially started, the NSW Government and NSW State Emergency Service (SES) have announced.

Natural Resources Commission using ‘propaganda’ to log koala feed trees sat NEFA

The North East Forest Alliance says that the assertion by the Natural Resources Commission report that logging of koala feed trees doesn’t have any impact on koalas is ‘dangerous propaganda’.

Koalas and dogs

I want to thank Byron Council for including the flyer in The Echo about koalas and dogs. There is...

The say ‘beer’ a lot press conference on NSW opening up

Today the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet hosted a press conference at Watson’s Pub in Sydney's Moore Park. The theme of...

Wildlife Hospital sets sights on Wollongbar location

A proposal for a wildlife hospital on a 2.39 hectare parcel of Crown land in Lindendale Road at Wollongbar, is before Ballina Council and on public exhibition. Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital chair, Ninian Gemmell, welcomed consent for the use of Crown land for the proposed hospital.

Cartoon of the week – 13 October, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast.

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Rock Valley residents turn out in force against CSG

Saturday afternoon saw nearly 300 people pack the Rock Valley hall, protesting Metgasco's imminent return to the area. It also prompted a call for the resignation of Lismore MP Thomas George from his nearest rival at March's election.

Bentley Angel to rise over Byron Bay

The Bentley Angel sculpture will be raised on the main beach at Byron Bay at dawn tomorrow morning (Saturday) in a show of peaceful community protest against invasive gasfields in the northern rivers.

Lismore rally a beacon of inspiration

Iris Ray Nunn, South Golden Beach. I was overwhelmed with emotion reading reports of the rally in Lismore to declare the northern rivers gasfield free. What really struck me were the words ‘protected by community’ and the description of all walks of life marching together with the humblest motivation: to protect country for the children of today and tomorrow.

Thousands flood Lismore for gasfield-free declaration

Thousands of people from communities across the northern rivers descended on Lismore on Saturday to declare their region a gasfield free zone. If anyone wants to know the exact numbers, feel free to count the faces in our pictures.

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and Byron community members when addressing...

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may have noticed that most of...

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating, Ocean Shores

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...