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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

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Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Stories about "Logging":

Human activity, climate change risk more pandemics

New research has revealed climate change, environmental degradation and human activity are creating a perfect storm for more deadly pandemics like COVID-19. Scientists from the...

Call to halt new logging in bushfire impacted areas

MLC Justin Field has called on the NSW government to give an undertaking to NSW coastal communities that new approvals for logging in the state’s badly burnt public state forests will not be approved until a review by the state’s Independent NRC is completed. Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

Bentley prepping for another fight

Bungabbee Forest sits midway between Lismore, Casino and Kyogle – right near Bentley and the  NSW Forestry Corporation are planning to conduct logging there in April 2021.

NEFA’s plea: look before you log

NEFA is demanding that the NSW Government reconsider their refusal to undertake pre-logging surveys for koalas and other threatened species in burnt forests before logging.

Koala scats indicate refugia in Myrtle State Forest

NEFA is renewing its calls for a thorough independent survey to identify the full extent of Koala refugia in Myrtle State Forest after finding a significant koala fire refuge last Thursday

Protesters say no to logging Myrtle State Forest

Protestors gathered near Casino yesterday to voice their objections to the logging of Myrtle State Forest.

What do private logging rules mean for koalas?

The North Coast Environment Council say that new rules proposed for private land logging will result in the continued decline of koala populations

40 day Stop Work Order for Forestry Corporation

The EPA has imposed a 40 day Stop Work Order on Forestry Corporation logging in parts of Wild Cattle Creek State Forest, inland from Coffs Harbour, after their finding of two giant trees cut down.

Calls for moratorium on logging after bushfire devastation

The devastation on people, forests, and animals of the recent bushfires season cannot be overstated. The question is why can’t the NSW state government see this and take the right action on preserving the future forests for the people of NSW?

Forestry Corp face traditional custodians over north coast logging resumption

As logging resumes following the recent devastating fires, calls are increasing for protection of Nambucca State Forest as one of ‘the last areas of unburnt forests on the state’s north coast’.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very welcome as I’ve been equally...