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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

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Blowhard alert

We have endured drought, bushfires, flooding and COVID. However, Australia must brace itself for something even worse. Something that...

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and...

The 29th annual Ernies a shocking look at misogyny

Has lockdown made misogyny worse? We could find out tomorrow when the 29th Annual Ernies Awards for sexist remarks give out their gongs

Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Love U 4 EV

In order to transition from a fossil fuel powered car industry I think we need to address our car culture. We’re petrol heads. Mad Max would have been a very different movie if Mel had to find a charging station instead of fuel.

Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

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Pottsville policing forum asks the hard questions

Members of the Pottsville and Tweed Coast community say that in response to an increase in criminal activity in the area and their request for increased police presence, they were hosting a police presentation at Pottsville.

2021 Seniors Card Directory now available

The latest Seniors Card Directory has been published, offering great discounts for Seniors Card holders from thousands of businesses across the state.

Will parking at the new Tweed hospital be free?

Arguments continue over the state government’s new hospital plans for the Tweed, with parking costs now added to an expanding list of project issues.

Can NSW afford a fire station for Byron?

Arguments over funding for state emergency services on the far north coast continue, with no sign yet of nearly $6 million promised in June.

Relocate to protest about Tweed Valley Hospital site

The Relocate Tweed Valley Hospital from State Significant farmland team are staging a peaceful protest outside the office of local member Geoff Provest this Friday October 5 at 10am.

Tweed Council welcomes funding boost for Anchorage boardwalk

The ageing Anchorage boardwalk bordering Keith Curran Reserve in Tweed Heads has now received the extra funding to replace the boardwalk at no cost to council.

Nationals’ push to wind back daylight saving ridiculed

Tweed MP Geoff Provest is backing a push by a National Party colleague to wind back daylight saving by a month saying the last month is ‘a pain and drags on too long’.

MPs claim policing failure as sod turned for Tweed-Byron HQ

This morning’s turning of the sod for the new $13 million Tweed-Byron police headquarters at Tweed Heads has been overshadowed by political row over crime rates and police numbers in the Tweed-Byron region.

Aboriginal land claim granted over Kingscliff’s Lot 490

An Aboriginal land claim has been granted over the beachfront crown reserve at Kingscliff known as Lot 490, putting an end to a longtime community campaign for the land to be kept as public open space for passive recreation.

Minister stands by rejection of high school for Pottsville

NSW education minister Adrian Piccoli has come under attack for refusing to consider supporting a high school for the fast-growing Pottsville area on the Tweed Coast.

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Northern Rivers Mud Trail this weekend

Local ceramic artists will be opening their studios across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires over the weekend, as part of the Northern Rivers Mud Trail.