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Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

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COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Tweed Mall

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has announced that a new location for getting the COVID -19 vaccination has opened today in Tweed Heads.

Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

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More logging, more water, more scare campaigns

Forests, rivers – we need to turn our thinking on its head and look at how we create healthy systems before we even think about what we can take from them.

Forestry logging ‘highest priority’ koala habitat

A North East Forest Alliance study has identified that the Forestry Corporation has logged 2,500 hectares of 'highest priority' koala habitat over the last four years.

Who speaks for the Trees?

'Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.'

What can we do to prevent local koala extinction?

Following recent news that koalas could be extinct in NSW as soon as 2050, a community forum taking place in Lismore tomorrow will discuss the risks facing koalas on the North Coast and what can be done to ensure their survival.

Council inspectors visit Limpinwood logging site

Tweed Shire Council inspectors yesterday inspected the controversial Hewittville private forestry site at Limpinwood and have given assurances that logging has not resumed despite the concerns of some locals.

Environment activists blockade forestry offices

Around 100 north-coast environment activists converged on the Coffs Harbour office of the NSW Forestry Corporation (NSWFC) this morning, using International Forests Day to highlight the proposed intensification of logging in NSW public native forests.

Seeking Justice for Whian Whian

The Forestry Corporation is getting away scot-free with brazenly flouting the logging rules and the EPA are helping them. Dailan Pugh recounts the sorry story of forest destruction, one person's death, and failed regulation at Whian Whian.

EPA inquiry to consider Royal Camp failings

An upper house inquiry into the culture and management at the highest levels of the EPA will specifically include references to Royal Camp State Forest, near Casino, and Santos' CSG wastewater spill.

Fears local generators could burn native forest

The recent sale of the Condong and Broadwater co-generation plants, together with changes to state government regulations, has sparked concerns they could burn native forest .

North coast MPs ‘fail to protect local parks from hunting’

A war of words has broken out between Ballina MP Don Page and North East Forest Alliance spokesperson Dailan Pugh over the issue of hunting in the state’s national parks.

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...