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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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Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Transparency needed

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

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

Stories about "koala inquiry":

Why we should spare that tree

Measures to protect koala habitat have been diluted by the NSW government following a National Party campaign backed mainly by developers fearing the impact of tree preservation on their profits.

What’s the fuss about koalas and the National Party?

Aslan Shand The NSW National Party has decided to stay in the well paid pond of the NSW government following a tantrum over the Koala...

Koala hospitals full as rescuers start bushfire training

Koala hospitals in Port Macquarie, Currumbin and the Australia Zoo are reportedly full as wildlife rescuers do their best to save the endangered species from fire-affected areas.

Koala inquiry chief calls for urgent koala rescues

The head of a state koala inquiry has written to the premier asking for urgent rescues of wildlife from bushfire-affected areas in northern NSW.

Mayor defends Byron council on koalas

Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has defended the council’s work protecting koalas after acclaimed Northern Rivers-based environmentalist Dailan Pugh said the council didn’t give ‘a stuff’ about the endangered animals.

‘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...