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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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Hundreds of DV arrests across state

Police have charged more than 550 people during a four-day operation targeting the state’s most dangerous domestic and family violence offenders.

Appeal to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from Mullumbimby.

Wombat burrows provide critical shelter for other species

A new study, published in the Journal of Mammalogy, found wombat burrows help other animals by providing critical shelter for numerous species following severe wildfire, and may even be an important source of water.

Death and Dying expo May 25

On Saturday May 25, a free Death and Dying expo will be held at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 10am-2pm.

Only three flood buybacks done in Byron Shire

The most recent data from the Resilient Homes Program (buybacks, house raising and retrofits), administered by the SW Reconstruction Authority (RA), shows Byron Shire has just three buyback purchases completed, as of May 10, 2024.

Flood 2022

I congratulate Lismore’s Trinity College work experience student Bella Clay on her article (Echo, April 26), relating her family’s...

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‘Koala park’ forest blockade forcibly ended

The Greens and conservation groups have condemned the forcible ending of a forest blockade in a high-use koala area near Bellingen after 30 days of sit-ins and lock-ons prevented the removal of old-growth logs.

‘Incompetent’ minister presiding over ‘extinction’ of koalas

NSW Greens MP Dawn Walker has lashed out in state parliament at the government’s failure to deliver a state-wide koala strategy, accusing Liberal Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton of ‘incompetence or gross negligence’.

North Coast disability services under threat

Greens North Coast MP and disability spokesperson Dawn Walker has lashed out at the NSW Government’s planned cuts to disability advocacy funding for the region.

Developer accused of ‘sneaking in’ mega mine proposal before Christmas

Opponents of sand mining at Lennox Head say an existing mine operator in the area has ‘snuck in’ a proposal for a massive expansion just before Christmas to avoid public scrutiny.

Greens call for koala sniffer dogs in state forests

The Greens say a successful trial of koala sniffer dogs in a Northern Rivers state forest should be extended across the state but the state government has told parliament there are currently ‘no projects being conducted in state forests that require sniffer dogs.’

Food precinct could endanger Bangalow’s koalas: Greens

North Coast Greens MP and koala protection spokesperson Dawn Walker has raised the plight of Bangalow’s koala population in NSW Parliament and thrown her support behind the community campaign against the proposed mega food precinct at Lot 201 Lismore Road, Bangalow.

Dawn Walker gives inaugural speech in parliament

North coast based Greens MLC Dawn Walker gave her inaugural speech on International Women’s Day last week and became the fifty-fourth woman inducted into Australia’s oldest parliament.

Will Cr Reece Byrnes ‘be responsible for the death of the Pottsville koalas?’

Almost 400 people showed up in support of the koalas and moving the Men's Shed to a better site. The Pottsville concerts is being hailed as a success but it may all come down to the vote of Cr Reece Byrnes.

Dawn Walker prepares for life in Macquarie Street

The replacement for Greens MLC Jan Barham has now been settled, after a close vote between Tweed Heads resident Dawn Walker and former staffer to the late Dr John Kaye MP, Kelly Marks, who is based in Sydney.

Dawn Walker selected as latest Greens MP

Former Greens candidate for Richmond, Dawn Walker, has been chosen to replace retiring MLC Jan Barham as the party's newest MP in the NSW Parliament.

Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

The Darling Muffs of May need your help to reach fundraising target

Raising money to support frontline services for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has been the driving force behind the Darling Muffs of May’s fundraising this year.

Why does Iron Gates developer get another bite at the DA?

Locals, concerned residents and other parties were left in the dark for the first 15 minutes of the Iron Gates (Goldcoral Pty Ltd) Land...

Death and Dying expo May 25

On Saturday May 25, a free Death and Dying expo will be held at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 10am-2pm.