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My own pandemic imaginations

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Imagination is a powerful mechanism; I must admit I get unsettled with my own pandemic imaginations...

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A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Exactly how was the ship stuck?

Peter Olson, Goonengerry It is well known that The Echo does not publish fake news, so since the Australian media...

Policy not ‘housekeeping’

Heather Martin, Mullumbimby According to a report in The Echo (24 March), the planning staff’s proposed amendments to LEP 2014...

Lilac house bound by red tape

Mullumbimby resident Nicole Haberecht is facing a $3,000 fine and the prospect of repainting her house after Council made a demand that she change the colour after it was painted a shade of lilac.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 7 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 7 April, 2021

Stories about "Pacific Highway upgrade Ballina":

Highway to hell: 75-minute delays at Woodburn

In what is turning into holiday hell, northbound travellers on the Pacific Highway can expect to wait the length of a feature film in a traffic jam at Woodburn today.

Last girder laid on Richmond River bridge

The last girder has been installed on a new bridge over the Richmond River at Broadwater, part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade. But don't get excited about driving over it any time soon.

Why were highway subcontractors left without pay for almost a year?

Labor candidate for Ballina, Asren Pugh, has welcomed news subbies working on the Pacific Highway upgrade affected by the collapse of Oswald Bros will finally be paid. But he questions why the government took so long to step in.

Meerschaum Vale misses out on low-noise highway surface

Residents of the once-sleepy area of Meerschaum Vale never expected noisy freeway construction within earshot of their homes, let alone suffering extra ongoing noise from the road that other nearby residents will miss out on.

Highway upgrade one step closer as service road opens

Federal Page MP Kevin Hogan says a new service road will give traffic a safe and efficient bypass of the Pacific Highway upgrade works between Woodburn and Broadwater for the next two years.

Govt ‘misleading the public’ over koala feed tree planting

An animal activist has accused two National Party MPs of ‘misleading the public’ over claims the RMS has revegetated more than a hundred hectares of land along the Pacific Highway Ballina upgrade route with tens of thousands of koala feed trees.

MP hits out at RMS for noise and dust on highway site

Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith will meet with residents affected by noise, dust and vibration coming from the Pacific Highway upgrade at Meerschaum Vale later today.

Koala fire victims trapped by RMS fencing have nothing to eat

The Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade is a disaster waiting to happen. A major bushfire of over 300 hectares two weeks ago has left important areas of koala and long-nosed potoroo habitat burned to the ground, writes Sue Arnold.

RMS builds ‘death traps’ for Ballina koalas

With the Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade poised to begin operations, scientists, community organisations, and environmental groups are horrified by the devices put in place by the RMS to change wildlife behaviour.

Emus quick to learn road crossing skills

Look left, look right, look left again - watch out for the barbed wire. Emus making regular use of crossing points provided by the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.

Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called the Byron Shire? Hear it happened...

Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.