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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Tweed mayor and rail trail

Richard White, East Ballina I watched a Facebook video of Mayor, Chris Cherry, addressing a meeting, organised by the Northern...

Stories about "forest":

Bentley prepping for another fight

Bungabbee Forest sits midway between Lismore, Casino and Kyogle – right near Bentley and the  NSW Forestry Corporation are planning to conduct logging there in April 2021.

Where is the sense in burning forests for power?

The Biomass Action Group and Bellingen community members joined together last Friday to challenge Cape Byron Power and its claim of ‘never burning native forest residues’.

Two thousand four hundred extra trees in Byron

On Friday, The Farm at Ewingsdale had a visit from local MP Justine Elliot who came to see the Zero Emissions RePlant Byron community forest planting site.

Koala scats indicate refugia in Myrtle State Forest

NEFA is renewing its calls for a thorough independent survey to identify the full extent of Koala refugia in Myrtle State Forest after finding a significant koala fire refuge last Thursday

Protesters ‘really frustrated’ by logging after fires

Four conservationists stopped logging in koala habitat in Comboyne State Forests west of Port Macquarie on Saturday.

Protesters promised meeting at Gibberagee

Last week in the Gibberagee State Forest, 74-year-old Alan Roberts locked on to logging equipment in an effort to halt the destruction of koala habitat.

Terania 40 years on – the forest battle continues

An exhibition marking 40 years since the defining protests that spelt an end to rainforest logging in NSW includes remarkable photographs of the actions.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...