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Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

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Crunch time in local rugby league

The Ballina Seagulls came away with a 12–12 draw, playing away against the Murwillumbah Mustangs last Saturday, which was...

Swimmer’s smart-watch sends distress alert 

A local swimmer who got caught in a rip and rough seas at Tallows Beach has survived the ordeal by using his smartwatch to call triple zero.

Keeping the Outback alive with patronage

We do love the sunburnt country on our wide brown land, but businesses are falling by the wayside as travellers bypass small towns, or worse, stop to spend a penny but not a few dollars.

Healthy lifestyle program for Lismore and Tweed families

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that families can access support to build healthy habits together, including tips and assistance for getting active, healthy eating and overall wellbeing.

Get their houses in order

Well David Heilpern may be discombobulated (Echo, July 3), but his use of the word Zionist as a derogatory...

Why the backlash towards David Heilpern?

I am visiting friends in Byron this week and looking at the letters section in The Echo I was...

Stories about "koalas":

Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.

Alliance for Nature NSW calls Minns Government to account over habitat clearing

The Alliance for Nature NSW says critical environmental reforms have been delayed and ignored, with concerning indications that some members of the Minns Cabinet are seeking to water down or simply not enact these election commitments.

Fridays4Forests demonstration outside Justine Elliot’s office

About thirty citizens gathered outside Richmond MP Justine Elliot’s South Tweed office on Friday to draw attention to the urgent need to reform forestry...

Release of first koala to take part in vaccine trial

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has officially released ‘Anne Chovee’, the first wild Gold Coast koala to take part in its chlamydia vaccine program.

Options explored to save Bruns native habitat

Byron Council could seek federal government intervention in a last-ditch effort to protect a pocket of precious bushland in Brunswick Heads from development.

Get ready for the Northern Rivers Koala Count

Friends of the Koala (FoK) say that spring has sprung and it is the perfect opportunity to get out and about and look for koalas!

Koala joey photo exhibition in Ballina

Photographer Brad Mustow has teamed up with Friends of the Koala to share an exhibition of his wonderful pictures of baby koalas at the Creative Artisans Gallery in Ballina this month, with money raised from the sale of framed prints and postcards going to help the iconic but threatened marsupials.

Alarm raised over increase in koalas killed by cars

The leading koala conservation organisation in the Northern Rivers say it is ‘deeply concerned about the alarming rise in the number of koalas hit and killed by cars in the region’. 

Hey govt! leave koalas alone! 

An Echo article about saving koalas in the Braemar State forest prompted 12-year-old Leila, from Byron Public School, to share the plight of our cute marsupial icon with her class.  

Mad Hatter’s tea party saves koalas for one more day

This morning at the entrance to the Yarratt State Forest, near Taree, a Mad Hatter’s tea party celebrating World Environment Day on a logging road, stopped a truck heading into the forest.

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

45 search and rescue missions in June on Northern Rivers

Marine Rescue NSW saw a drop in search and rescue missions this June compared to last year, however, it was still their second-busiest June ever.

Veterans honoured for their service

On July 11, the Byron Bay RSL sub-branch held an inaugural memorial service to officially recognise the veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Arabian Gulf, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.