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Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

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Bullshit detectors needed

Well well; we have a true Scepticarius in the mayoral race after all – a curmudgeonly and doggedly forensic...

A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been...

Cr Cadwallader ready to backflip on the dam?

So it was all one giant attention grabbing scare campaign about drinking piss and draining aquifers. In her interview with...

The high cost of endometriosis

One in six women with endometriosis have lost their jobs due to the condition.

Serious assault charges – Coffs Harbour

NSW Police say that four men will face court today charged following an alleged serious assault of a man on the state’s mid-north coast over the weekend.

Make your vote count in the Council elections

I want to make my vote count, and elect a mayor and Council that actually represents local interests and...

Stories about "flying foxes":

It’s time to understand the flying fox

Some people love them and others have a more strained relationship but destruction of their habitat is bringing them into more contact with people and towns.

Lismore park may be closed due to flying fox threat

The forecast hot weather has sparked concerns at WIRES Northern Rivers about the health of the flying fox colony in Lismore's Rotary Park.

Will the new Tweed Hospital be the death of nearby flying foxes?

The risk of helicopters flying through a known buffer zone for a flying fox colony located close to the proposed site for the new Tweed Valley Hospital have and the subsequent risk to human and flying fox life have been raised by the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Committee.

Increase in bat numbers leads to public health warning

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging residents to avoid contact with fruit bats (also known as flying foxes) after reports of increased numbers in Northern NSW.

Tweed set to manage its flying-fox camps

Tweed Shire Council is set to adopt a plan which aims to protect flying foxes while addressing community concerns over the 16 known active flying-fox camps in the shire.

‘Managing’ flying foxes

Geoff Dawe, Byrrill Creek. The Management of Flying Foxes survey underway is misnamed. Since flying foxes are able to live their lives within nature, and technocratic...

Byron council seeks input on flying fox camps

Byron Shire Council is seeking residents’ input on how to manage flying fox camps in Mullumbimby, Bangalow, Byron Bay and Suffolk Park.

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...

Premature bat pup finally ready for release

In a remarkable tale of care, a premature grey-headed flying fox that was discovered by a group of Mullumbimby school students, which has been looked after by north-coast WIRES volunteers and hand fed for three months, is now ready for release

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.