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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Stories about "drug testing drivers":

Drug testing sees cops playing same old game

Name and address withheld. Nearly 30 years ago The Echo was founded as a response to the disproportionate use of police resources to target cannabis users in Main Arm with road blocks and vehicle inspections.

Draeger test unfairly penalises cannabis users

Paul Recher, Dorroughby. The Draeger Drug Test 5000 is the equipment that allows for the dramatic increase in roadside drug testing as any cop in any car trained in its use can use: it ergo no different to breathalyzer for ethanol.

Random drug tests set to become a daily event

Police on the north coast are set to make random drug testing a ‘daily event’ after the Tweed-Byron LAC received new equipment and specialised training this week.

Police target drugged drivers over Easter

NSW Police will crack down on drugged drivers on the north coast this Easter weekend following concerns many people are getting behind the wheel while affected by the drug 'ice' (methamphetamine).

Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.