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Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

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Potholes

Who’s with me in launching a class action against Byron and Lismore councils for compensation for us hapless ratepayers...

Recognising history

I arrived in Mullum from Sydney in 1976 – I loved the town and the people and felt like...

Bullet Train

A former and unlucky assassin codenamed ‘Ladybug’ is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs...

Increase in Reef coral cover comes with a warning

As we witness the ongoing destruction of the Great Barrier Reef by global warming and climate change, new data showing an increase in coral cover in some areas of the Reef is promising news.

Tweed research hub battling chlamydia for koalas

A unique koala facility on the Tweed Coast is playing a key role in the battle against the chlamydia.

More wildlife please

When a wallaby loped across the dirt road, my heart leapt. It used to be common to spot wallabies...

Stories about "Newcastle":

More infestations of Varroa found in Newcastle area

What many people don’t know is that without bees, the large variety of plant food on their plate will be decimated because these little...

Blockade Australia take fourth action in 24 hours at Newcastle’s coal port

Blockade Australia activists Zianna and Hannah climbed to the top of machinery and suspended themselves out of reach this morning causing the operations at the Newcastle Coal Port to stop for the fourth time in 24 hours.

WSL going to Newcastle instead of Lennox

After being rejected in no uncertain terms by the Ballina Shire Council and vocal members of the Lennox Head community, the World Surf League Championship Tour is now going to Newcastle from 1-11 April this year.

Kennedy chasing WSL return

With a semifinal finish up against a huge international field, Lennox Head’s Stu Kennedy was the best of the locals who competed at Newcastle’s...

Court win throws Brunswick Heads park plan into doubt

A community group that has spent years fighting a development on NSW crown land has claimed a win in the Land and Environment Court, giving heart to a group fighting a similar battle in Brunswick Heads

Festival of Indigenous Rugby League

The Festival of Indigenous Rugby League enters its third day this morning with the players looking forward to the culmination of events on Saturday and Sunday.

Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out of the news and out...

Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’.