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Police appeal for help to find missing teenagers

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate the boy and a girl who were last seen in Alstonville on Monday.

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Police appeal for help to find missing teenagers

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate the boy and a girl who were last seen in Alstonville on Monday.

All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?

A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

Warm vibe on a cool night

S. Haslam Wandana is a small local brewery set up in an ex-warehouse in the industrial estate of Mullumbimby, with...

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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.

Corruption-riddled

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Thank God this corruption-riddled Berejiklian/Barilaro government does not have a majority in the NSW upper house. Environmentalists in NSW have just breathed...

Man jailed over South Golden Beach dog shooting

A local builder who shot his neighbour’s dog with a bow and arrow in South Golden Beach has been jailed after unsuccessfully appealing his conviction in the District Court.

Greens MP calls for greater workplace safety in government

Mia Armitage Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has joined calls for improved workplace safety in government after accusations against a Byron Shire resident of...

Angsts, hopes and visions

Jo Faith, Newtown I love The Echo and all of the folk that passionately contribute their angsts, hopes and visions. How do The (struggling) Echo...