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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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Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Stories about "National Parks":

Geologist says Mt Warning is safe to climb

An engineering geologist with over 20 years specialising in landslide risk assessment says he has a strong belief that our National Parks and the natural wonders they hold should be available to all Australians.

National Parks defends claims of insufficient resourcing for Broken Head

Illegal camping and parking at Broken Head is being addressed, says NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, yet resident Alison Drover has told Echonetdaily it’s ‘not good enough’.

Nationals want to log Murray Valley National Park

The National Party can't seem to decide if they will back logging in the Murray Valley National Park as they play with words to redefine their intentions.

Bruns hit with illegal campers

A spike in illegal camping in the nature reserve next to Brunswick Heads Surf Club is taking a toll on native plants and animals...

Visitor boost to north coast national parks ‘marred by staff cuts’

A staggering 70 per cent increase in visitors to national parks on the NSW north coast is being undermined by 'savage' cuts of $121 million inflicted by the NSW government, according to the opposition.

Marine sanctuaries under threat

The national network of marine sanctuaries is under threat if draft plans by National Parks are adopted, according to the Save Our Marine Life alliance.

Save wildlife, keep cats indoors

Kevin Evans and Dr Oisín Sweeney, Nationals Parks Association of NSW. The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) welcomes Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrew’s call to keep cats indoors to protect wildlife.

Smoking in NSW national parks banned

Smoking will be outlawed across NSW's national parks from Thursday under changes introduced by the Baird government.

Two Byron reserves among world’s top 20 national parks

Two Byron Bay reserves have been named among the world's top 20 national parks.

Dogs the only protected species left on beaches

Bernie Petry, Suffolk Park. For a number of years I have been observing a steadily growing number of irresponsible dog owners who deliberately ignore the 'no dog area' of Tallow Beach. Dogs can now be seen in the Arakwal National Park, around Taylor's Lake and in the dunes that form part of a very sensitive and important ecosystem.

‘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...