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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Stories about "diesel":

Trains, not roads, the answer to congestion

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. People do need to be concerned about dirty diesel emissions, but it's very strange that those concerns are directed at one small Byron train while at the same time ignoring the many tonnes of toxic fumes being released from road transport on our roads and in our towns every day.

Diesel regulation in Australia poor

Jo Faith, Newtown. When last addressing the diesel issue I have been glued to ABC RN which has continued this ongoing debate.

‘Selfish’ desire motivates ‘dirty’ diesel

Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Jo Faith has raised the point of the health dangers from the diesel train that Elements is intending to run from their resort to Byron town.

Diesel particles a danger

Jo Faith, Newtown, NSW. While a relief to traffic congestion in Byron is welcomed by the mooted diesel train to run from Sunrise to the Byron township, it seems apparent that deep moral and ethical questions stand out.

Diesel fuel and Byron Bay train

Jo Faith, Newtown

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...