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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.

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NPWS cancels meeting with traditional owners over hazard reduction burn

Local Minjungbal Indigenous leaders are asking the National Parks and Wildlife Service to consult with them over a planned hazard reduction burn at Billinudgel Nature Reserve but a scheduled meeting was cancelled by NPWS.

Ballina Region for Refugees needs help

Can you help local community group Ballina Region for Refugees help newcomers in need of training?

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.

Taking it to the cleaners – workers speak 

It’s the type of text message exchange that Byron cleaning business owners like Cristina Arcila are becoming all too familiar with.

It’s World Oceans Day!

It's World Oceans Day and we just wanted to honour that with a few photos from our library.

Regarding John Anderson’s (aka Fast Buck$) advertisement

Cr Jeannette Martin, Mullumbimby In response to John Anderson’s (aka Fast Buck$) advertisement in last week’s Echo (Jun2, 2021), I feel I...

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Wildlife Hospital proposal follows up on Nationals’ promises

The Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital is hopeful that the LNP will keep their election promise of $100,000 support for the development of a wildlife hospital in the northern rivers.

Macadamia Castle ignored over noise issue

For three years, the owner of the Macadamia Castle Tony Gilding has been seeking compensation for what he describes as the ‘theft’ of a large part of his property by NSW Roads and Maritime Services.

Platypus takes up residence at Maca Castle

The Macadamia Castle's keepers got a pleasant surprise when they returned to work after an enforced break owing to Cyclone Oma – a platypus had taken up residence in their pond.

Arni gets his own territory on the north coast

Arni was bred in captivity as part of a breeding program at Taronga Zoo but has been moved to the Macadamia Castle as he was coming into full maturity as a breeding male.

Fumeless fun at Maca Castle

The weekend wet didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for Saturday’s Renewable Energy Showcase, held at the Macadamia Castle.

RMS refuses to admit to broken promises

The Roads and Maritime Sevices (RMS) are disputing claims made by local business owner Tony Gilding about the completion of the Pacific Highway upgrade between Tintenbar and Ewingsdale.

Local businesses suffer at RMS’ hands

Many local businesses have suffered financial losses since the RMS opened the Pacific Highway upgrade between Tintenbar and Ewingsdale as the RMS continues to break its commitments.

Puppet theatre company connects with local kids

One of Australia’s leading puppetry companies, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, conducted a special paper and puppet-making workshop for local kids at Macadamia Castle yesterday.

New sign to highlight the ‘magic’ of Hinterland Way

Everything old is new again it seems – and so it is with the old Pacific Highway between Tintenbar and Ewingsdale, now dubbed the ‘magical’ Hinterland Way.

Signs for new highway signs ‘confusing visitors’

Inadequate signs, or lack of them, along the newly-opened Tintenbar to Ewingsdale section of the Pacific Highway has been blamed for confusing motorists heading to hinterland villages.

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.