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Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has put in place a plan to deal with the cane toad population in the area. Along with the not-for-profit organisation Watergum, Tweed Shire has launched a project for collecting toads that will begin in October.

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Byron Bay Hempire

S Haslam Inside the gut are about 100 trillion live microorganisms that vitally contribute to a strong immune system. These...

A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Addressing your concerns… A few weeks ago, I discovered that some of my friends –...

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety...

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for...

Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

NSW Regional Housing Taskforce to recommend holiday rental regulation changes

Regional Housing Taskforce Chair Garry Fielding says recommendations around short-term holiday letting regulations will feature in his report to planning minister Rob Stokes later this month.

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Expo looks at joy for Parkinson’s

April is International Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, and a group of local therapists, health professionals and people living with Parkinson’s have banded together to hold a Parkinson’s Awareness Expo on Thursday.

Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.