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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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MardiGrass is on and Nimbin is ready to roll

The recent cancellation of Bluesfest sent a shiver up the spine of MardiGrass host Michael Balderstone, as visions of the same fate awaiting the annual protest at Nimbin came too close for comfort.

Understand climate?

Peter Olson, Goonengerry Have you noticed it getting a bit chilly at night recently? Do you think we will have a...

Hanging points

Jo Faith, Newtown Many thanks to The Echo for printing ex-magistrate David Heilpern’s remarkable article articulating the ongoing tragic situation surrounding...

The Channon resilient after disaster

Northern Rivers communities are nothing if not resilient and The Channon community is preparing to take a proactive stance when it comes to disasters in the area.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Affordable myth

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads There is a ‘myth of affordable housing’ in Byron Shire. Well may councillors lament the lack of ‘affordable...

Stories about "CSIRO":

Today is World Electric Vehicle Day

CSIRO is steering towards a low-emissions future and looking at the future of car ownership after COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccine at first stage of testing

Australia’s CSIRO is at the forefront of vaccine testing for COVID-19 and have commenced their first stage of testing.

Coronavirus: second case confirmed on Gold Coast

A second case of novel coronavirus was confirmed on the Gold Coast yesterday and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has now declared a global health emergency.

Stop trashing the coastline, says CSIRO

CSIRO’s marine debris team are calling on Australians to do the right thing with their rubbish, with new research highlighting the nation’s ocean and...

Climate change effects felt deep under the ocean

Australia is experiencing more extremely hot days and severe fire seasons according to the findings of a new climate report released today.

Dietary control of diabetes could save millions: CSIRO

Adelaide researchers have developed a diet and exercise program which has proven to be highly effective in reducing the burden of type 2 diabetes, with an average 40 per cent reduction in medication levels.

Aussies addicted to junk food: survey

Australian diets aren’t making the grade with an addiction to junk food largely to blame, according to findings from the CSIRO Healthy Diet Score...

Robots to identify what makes Indian Ocean tick

A fleet of floating bio-robots will be deployed between Christmas Island and Madagascar next week to help gain an understanding of the physical and...

CSG methane emissions under CSIRO scrutiny

For the first time in Australia, CSIRO is developing a dedicated methane research program in the Surat Basin which will help define Australia’s coal-seam gas (CSG) emission profile.

Hot days to get hotter, more frequently: CSIRO

CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology have released climate change projections for Australia that provide updated national and regional information on how the climate may change to the end of the 21st century.

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.