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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Other News

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the...

Seriously?

Stephen Bland, Wellington, Aotearo I am a visitor from Aotearoa staying at Suffolk Park. On Wednesday I was in town for...

Ballina’s Mariann Lloyd-Smith and her mission to stop toxics in the environment

Living quietly in beautiful Ballina is one of the global heavy-hitters in the fight to eliminate and control toxic chemicals, Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith.

Ballina refuge fundraising campaign launched

Politicians from across the spectrum joined Ballina Women's Refuge campaign ambassador Mandy Nolan recently at The Cove Restaurant to launch a fundraising campaign for Momentum Collective's Woman's and Children's Refuge.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Power Pair Claim New Table Tennis Trophy

The Byron Bay Table Tennis Club held their inaugural mixed doubles tournament last week at Newrybar Hall and declared Ian Evans and Janice Best champions, after they won three from three matches.

Stories about "Japan":

Lismore and her sisters

Lismore has a lot of relatives and it is looking at ways to keep track of family members.

Seven years on, Fukushima still a disaster without a solution

High-profile Japanese activist Toshiko Okada will be speaking at the Channon Market from 12pm Sunday March 11 to mark the seventh anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Lismore celebrates 55 year connection with Japanese sister city

Lismore and its Japanese sister city, Yamato Takada, created the first sister city relationship between Japan and Australia in 1963. Fifty-five years on they are calling for students and host families to be part of the 2018 Sister City Student Exchange Program to Japan.

Japanese Festival Comes To Byron

The Japanese community of Byron Bay will be launching the inaugural Japan Festival on Sunday 26 November at the Main Beach Surf Club and...

Australians launch lawsuit to defend Taiji dolphins

An alliance of animal welfare groups led by Australia for Dolphins (afd.org.au) has initiated legal proceedings on behalf of dolphins caught in the bloody drive hunts in Japan.

Local farmers miss out on free trade deal: Labor

State Labor has taken up the cudgels on behalf of north coast sugar farmers, who it says have been failed by their National Party representatives in the recent Japanese free-trade deal.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BRFR

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.