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Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

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Lismore LGA to re-enter Queensland border bubble

Now that Lismore LGA is out of lockdown, the number of acceptable reasons for residents to cross the border into Queensland has increased.

Kingscliff and Casuarina among new venues of concern

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region. There have also been positive detection of COVID fragments at Ballina and Wardell sewage treatment plants.

Teacher survey

The Echo’s survey of local teachers regarding vaccination was as illuminating as it was disappointing. One respondent popped their...

Byron Bay Hempire

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

62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.

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Call to halt new logging in bushfire impacted areas

MLC Justin Field has called on the NSW government to give an undertaking to NSW coastal communities that new approvals for logging in the state’s badly burnt public state forests will not be approved until a review by the state’s Independent NRC is completed. Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

Call for Minister Kean to keep his word and protect koala habitat

A local ecologist is calling for the Environment Minister Matt Kean to protect important koala habitat and ensure that the EPA prosecute the Forestry Corporation for breaking the new logging rules.

A local has locked onto a logging harvester in Lower Bucca State Forest

A member of the public has taken the day off work to lock onto a NSW Forestry Corporation harvester in the Lower Bucca State Forest this morning to stop logging and desecration of sacred sites.

Reprieve from logging for Nambucca State Forest

Logging machinery was removed from the Nambucca State Forest last week by the NSW Forestry Corporation in response to five weeks of strong community opposition.

Forestry Corp face traditional custodians over north coast logging resumption

As logging resumes following the recent devastating fires, calls are increasing for protection of Nambucca State Forest as one of ‘the last areas of unburnt forests on the state’s north coast’.

1,330% increase in land clearing under NSW Liberal–National leadership

The bush, the forests, the animals, and the people of NSW – make that Australia – have been enduring the back to back impacts of flood, drought, fire, flood, and now the COVID-19 pandemic. What could make this any worse?

Are the new koala habitat rules enough protection?

Tensions are rising over protecting koala habitat, and therefore koala lives, as preparations are made to log Braemar State Forest, south of Casino.

Koalas lose out to logging once again

The Forestry Corporation is being called to account over management of koalas and logging at the Braemar State Forest, just south of Casino.

Call to halt old growth logging in Tasmania

The Bob Brown Foundation is calling for a logging halt in Tasmania’s wilderness tracts of old growth forests and the ancient rainforests of takayna/Tarkine.

EPA drag feet on illegal logging by Forestry Corporation

Illegal logging by the Forestry Corporation has been belatedly penalised by the EPA formal warnings and a paltry fine.

Electrici-wee? Getting energy from wastewater

Could we ever use urine to power batteries? An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.