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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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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.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Stop motion animators needed

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience...

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

Transparency needed

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

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Ban on Maules Creek clearing ‘vindicates concerns’

The decision made by the NSW Department of Planning to deny Whitehaven Coal a special permit to clear for the Maules Creek coal mine...

Leard Forest clearing halted for winter

Whitehaven Coal yesterday announced it would halt its clearing of Leard State Forest until September following an injunction in the NSW Land and Environment Court by the Maules Creek Community Council.

Leard case to continue today

An urgent injunction taken out by the Maules Creek Community Council to stop land clearing over winter in Leard State Forest will continue in the NSW Land and Environment Court today.

Whitehaven ‘bulldozing 5000 acres’ of forest

Major tree clearing in Leard State Forest for the Maules Creek Coal mine will be interrupted by protestors for a third day today, according to the website frontlineaction.org. But the news from the group’s broadcast SMS is rather more dire.

Clearing begins at Leard State Forest

The first major clearing of Leard State Forest for the controversial Maules Creek coal mine began on Wednesday but was quickly halted by protestors suspended from some of the trees that are threatened with clearing. Fears are held for many bird species that overwinter in the forest.

Anti-mine campaigners immobilise drill rig

Two people have immobilised a drill rig at the controversial Maules Creek coal mine site in the Leard State Forest.

Blockade stalls work on forest coal mine

Work on the controversial Maules Creek coal mine near Boggabri has been stopped for the second time this week, as locals and supporters, many from the northern rivers, continued to blockade the site.

Dozens rail against council decision to oust blockade campers

Narrabri residents pleaded with their local councillors yesterday not to force campers off public lands in the shire in the face of a growing number of forest protectors blockading a controversial coal-mine project.

Drawing the line on Leard State Forest

Deep in the Leard State Forest, something massive is stirring. Whitehaven Coal is set to construct the Maules Creek mine, decimating local farming communities and critically endangered woodland.

‘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...