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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. 

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Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Stories about "endangered species":

Byron bypass referral open for comment

The Byron bypass referral to the Federal government relates to the presence of the Threatened Ecological Community that is the primary habitat pot the...

Logging in headwaters risks endangered fish: NEFA

The North East Forest Alliance has accused the NSW Forestry Corporation of deliberately logging in areas that could impact on the future survival of an endangered native freshwater fish.

Shark nets catching and killing more threatened species than sharks

Out of 72 creatures caught across the five shark nets only one white shark was caught and many of the creatures caught and killed in the nets were endangered and included threatened species.

Slow down and save wildlife

Rebecca Ingram, Mullumbimby The carnage on the back roads around Mullumbimby, Myocum and Byron is awful and increasing. Endangered birds are constantly being killed even when...

Batty humans should leave flying foxes alone

Menkit Prince, Uki. Conflict between flying foxes and humans in our region is so disconcerting. Humans have destroyed 75 per cent of pre-colonial forests for...

NSW govt ‘destruction of flying fox habitat’

Humane Society International (HSI) yesterday called upon the Commonwealth and NSW state governments to act in accordance with federal and state conservation regulations to...

Logging plans could ‘wreck’ Richmond, Clarence rivers

One of the region’s key environmental groups has warned that the precious habitat in the Richmond and Clarence river valleys could be ruined and endangered species lost if EPA plans to loosen logging rules are allowed to proceed.

Outrage over Cecil shooting justified

Jason Baker, director of campaigns, PETA Australia. The outrage that erupted worldwide, including in Australia, after Cecil the lion was shot by Walter Palmer, is indicative of the fact that many people are widening their circles of compassion to include animals.

Australian start-up out to save turtles and seabirds

Over 300,000 turtles and seabirds are hooked and die unnecessarily every year, a direct result of trying to eat long-line tuna fishing baits, but...

Obama called on to help save koala

At the recent G20 Summit in Brisbane, the world’s leaders were all smiles as they had the opportunity to cuddle and take pictures with...

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.