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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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19-yr-old charged after alleged Mercedes joy ride in Tweed shire

A 19-year-old Tweed Heads South man faces a string of charges related to car theft on the Northern Rivers.

Wanted: Bangalow and Byron ‘Induzzy’ reps for town projects

Residents of Bangalow and the Byron Arts and Industry Estate are invited to apply for positions on the Byron Shire Council’s Place Planning Collective

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news, like, this afternoon (April 20), that 370+ kilos of tuna...

What’s going on with gas?

David Lowe According to the prime minister, we’re in the midst of a ‘gas-led recovery’. Until about five minutes ago,...

More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Stories about "Mike Baird":

Premier Baird was an ‘environmental destroyer’

The conservation movement will remember Mike Baird as the premier who repealed some of the state’s most important conservation laws, according to the Nature Conservation Council.

Mike Baird announces he will quit politics

NSW premier Mike Baird has announced he's quitting politics.

Premier to open Lismore hospital’s $80m upgrade

NSW Premier Mike Baird’s visit to the northern rivers today will include the official opening of the $80 million redevelopment of Lismore Base Hospital this morning.

Govt in a rush to install first shark net tomorrow

NSW premier Mike Baird will oversee the installation of the first shark net at a Ballina beach tomorrow. The installation of the net comes after the state government passed the Shark Management Amendment Bill on Tuesday night, which allows for a six-month trial of nets at five local beaches.

Shark barriers to be set off Ballina/Lennox beaches

Shark barriers are set to be in place along the entire length of Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach and a section of Lennox Head Beach by the end of February as part of the NSW government’s multi-million-dollar plan to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.

GST increase inevitably unfair

John Kaye, Greens NSW MP. NSW premier Mike Baird's proposed hike in the GST rate to 15 per cent will inevitably make Australia's tax system even less fair by increasing the burden on low and middle income households.

NSW’s poles and wires to be leased

NSW's electricity network will be leased after a bill by the NSW government passed through the Upper House on Wednesday night.

TAFE ‘on the ropes’, claims Greens MP

Greens NSW MP John Kaye has condemned premier Mike Baird's decision to move TAFE out of education and into the industry portfolio.

Baird glides in as Abbott peddles madly

Mike Baird, Australia’s most popular leader won a very comfortable majority. Even the celebrations seemed a little muted; there were desultory chants of 'four more years' but Baird’s neighbour and somewhat distant friend, Tony Abbott, was not in attendance.

Scrapping Native Veg Act ‘black day for nature’ in NSW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmTyX5YxECk Total Environment Centre director Jeff Angel gives the TEC’s view on environmental issues related to the environment Conservation groups say they are appalled by the...

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.