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Rail, trail or both?

Not-for-profit Northern Rivers Railway, and Northern Regional Railway Company, are working to extend a climate-friendly passenger train service to...

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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.

Middle East veterans

Thanks for your excellent article, Paul Bibby. Exactly the publicity and coverage we wanted. Many Middle Eastern veterans struggle to...

Public subs support Mullum’s locally-sourced water supply

Mayor Michael Lyon has criticised the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) and Greens Cr Duncan Dey, claiming they presented a ‘one-sided’ view which ‘certainly swayed current public opinion’ around the future of Mullum’s water supply.

Affordable housing

The Country Women’s Association of NSW’s policy is to advocate to governments to prioritise the construction of social and...

Dolphins return home as champs

The U12 Far North Coast Rugby Union Dolphins have returned home as country champions, having competed in the state...

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.

Stories about "drones":

Drones deployed against mosquitoes in Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is trialling drone technology to treat mosquito populations as the insect’s breeding season takes full effect after recent heavy rain. It is also calling on the community to help reduce the impact of mosquitoes through a range of simple, protective measures in the home.

Drones a no-no in flood zones

New South Wales Police are reminding the media and the community not to fly drones in the vicinity of flood-affected areas or over other emergency operations.

Calls for more shark mitigation funding in Tweed

Tweed Councillor James Owen (Liberal) and Deputy Mayor Reece Byrnes (Labor) are calling on the NSW state government to supply more funding for shark mitigation.

Drones on local beaches for safety’s sake

Drones are literally part of the 21st-century landscape and skyscape and putting them to good use is part of a new initiative from Surf Lifesaving NSW and Tweed Council who are including this airborne appliance on their watch.

Shark risk – proposal for Tweed Council to buy drones

The recent death of Rob Pedretti following a shark bite off the coast of Kingscliff on 8 June has led to Tweed Shire Councillor Reece Byrnes proposing action.

Drones deployed to stop north coast shark attacks

A $430,000 fleet of drones fitted with shark spotting technology will be patrolling north coast beaches this summer.

Shark nets, drones and drum lines – beach safety the focus

Staying safe in the water as the weather heats up and the school holidays start it is important to keep water safety at the top of your mind. Rivers as well as the ocean can have strong currents and snags that are dangers to swimmers – though rivers generally have less sharks.

Drones enlisted in battle to save Tweed koalas

Tweed Shire Council is testing a new tool for protecting its vulnerable koala populations – drones equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) and backed by powerful statistical analysis.

Drone disabled and confiscated

Name withhold on request, Billinudgel. We have in our possession the drone that was flying over our house in The Pocket today, Sunday, at approximate 08:50 hours.

Drones could be used to spot sharks, says local pilot

Amid a series of further shark sightings, some north coast surf lifesavers are considering using drones as a cost-effective way to spot sharks after a presentation at Lennox Head Life Saving Club on the weekend.

Heilpern’s piece

Re Heilpern’s Echo piece last week. I am not Jewish, but married into the local Israeli community. If you call a fear for my...

Common knowledge

It is common knowledge shared by Byron Shire Council (BSC) water and sewer engineering staff and the director of infrastructure that approximately twelve houses...

Mrs Elliot

It’s very unfortunate that Justine Elliot has so little confidence in herself or her party that she needs to publicly crap on the Greens’...

Tikkun Olam

David Heilpern's brilliant article 'Zionism, antisemitism and Israel' stands in complete contrast to former Israeli defence minister Moshe Dayan's recommendation that, 'Israel must be...