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Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

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Zionism is not a dirty word

I was disheartened reading Heilpern’s article (Echo, July 3). I understand his confusion when stating '… an antisemite one...

Keeping the Outback alive with patronage

We do love the sunburnt country on our wide brown land, but businesses are falling by the wayside as travellers bypass small towns, or worse, stop to spend a penny but not a few dollars.

They’re back!

Stone & Wood’s popular Murbah Open Day is back on Saturday, August 3 – they are celebrating a decade of boutique brews and community. Stone & Wood’s Murwillumbah Brewery will open its doors from 11am to 5pm, inviting locals and brew lovers from near and far to enjoy a rare behind-the-scenes experience, with guided tours running throughout the day offering an exclusive insight into the brewing and packaging process.

Youth crime

Boring as I might seem on this subject, National service is the most applicable method of getting ‘youth crime’...

Macquarie Marshes under threat from mining

If it hasn't been hard enough protecting the Macquarie Marshes from drought because of the upstream cotton growers now farmers are faced with a new threat to this environmentally significant, Ramsar-listed area.

Treating trauma with MDMA – Q&A with Rebecca Huntley

Sociologist Rebecca Huntley will launch her new book Sassafras at Byron Writers Festival. We speak with her about her experience of new drug treatments.

Stories about "dredging":

Dredging rivers: what are the Ballina candidates’ positions?

A recent Meet the Candidates evening in Ocean Shores saw discussion around how to manage local river systems, which have silted up over generations, and likely contributed to the high flood levels experienced in 2022.

Dredging resurfaces for Tweed Council

Following the February and March floods the question of whether dredging the rivers of Tweed Shire will reduce a flood's impact has once again been raised.

Richmond River dredging finally funded

The long-awaited dredging of the Richmond River mouth at Ballina and nearby North Creek will go ahead after the state government and Ballina Shire Council each lobbed in around a quarter of a million dollars towards the project.

Rehabilitation work starting at Ballina’s Fisherys Creek

After dredging carried out prior to Christmas to ensure better boat access to Fishery Creek, Ballina boat harbour will now see the removal of the final bags of dredge sediment.

Ballina, Kingscliff dredging completed for Christmas

More than $2 million of dredging has been completed in Ballina and Kingscliff to improve access for boaters during the busy holiday period.

Contaminated soil dumped on Evans Head beach

A residents' group in Evans Head is demanding that a dredge operator pay to clean up Evans Head's Main Beach after dumping contaminated material on it.

Is Evans River dredging attracting sharks?

An Evans Head residents group wants to know whether spoil from dredging in the Evans River might be attracting sharks.

Dredging of Brunswick Heads harbour needed

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads. Byron shire's mayor and councillors are opposing the dredging of the Brunswick Heads boat harbour, why?

Council wants Brunswick Heads harbour dredging deferred

Byron Shire Council has called on the state government to defer any dredging of the Brunswick Heads boat harbour and navigation channels, and will refuse to allow council’s boat ramp to launch the dredge vessel till questions on the works have been answered.

Tweed dredging plan announced while Ballina waits

Ballina is hoping to be next in line after the state government announced it was spending $1 million to dredge the lower Tweed River and Terranora Inlet over the next few months.

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

45 search and rescue missions in June on Northern Rivers

Marine Rescue NSW saw a drop in search and rescue missions this June compared to last year, however, it was still their second-busiest June ever.

Veterans honoured for their service

On July 11, the Byron Bay RSL sub-branch held an inaugural memorial service to officially recognise the veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Arabian Gulf, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.