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We all live in a magic submarine…
Several commentators have remarked that, while the mainstream media is locked in furious agreement with the government over AUKUS and the trillion dollar submarines (a guess at the final price tag), social and independent media are telling quite a different tale.
Flood-affected still without assistance
Over a year has passed since the devastating February 2022 floods, but many residents of the Northern Rivers have not received the support to retrofit, raise or buyback their homes, as pledged to them by the federal and state governments.
Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Vape Culture
Tobacco companies are in your home and in your school. They are quite possibly in your kid’s school bag. They have their sights set on your children; your precious kids are their future. They need to groom your babies into addiction so that their shareholders can continue to suck in their grubby toxic profits. The lips of the tobacco industry are on the soft fleshy cheeks of your babies and they are sucking hard. They are vaping the life out of your kids.
Dredging rivers: what are the Ballina candidates’ positions?
A recent Meet the Candidates evening in Ocean Shores saw discussion around how to manage local river systems, which have silted up over generations, and likely contributed to the high flood levels experienced in 2022.
AJP’s Susie Hearder
Animal Justice Party (AJP) candidate Susie Hearder responds to The Echo’s questions on building on State Significant Farmland (SSF),...
A bonanza for developers and land bankers?
The NSW Planning Rezoning Pathways Program will service the current agendas of developers and land bankers throughout Tweed Shire, particularly the State Significant Farmlands of Cudgen Plateau.
Famous plant-based market food
Victoria Cosford Arianne Schreiber has a confession. ‘I pretty much sleep with cookbooks’, she tells me – and I completely...
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Warning after another Wollumbin rescue
Police have implored people wanting to climb Mount Warning (Wollumbin) to plan carefully and follow information signs after another two bushwalkers had to be rescued from the track at about 9pm on Friday (January 20).
Policeman abseils down cliff to retrieve dog
On Saturday police were called out to an unusual rescue after a dog fell over the cliff at Pat Morton Lookout, Lennox Head, onto an inaccessible rock ledge.
NSW state election
Could Tweed Hospital see the first patient cannabis consumption room?
Marc Selan of the Legalise Cannabis Party is keen to keep the old Tweed Hospital open and says he would like to see the first patient cannabis consumption room at that site.
Clarence State Electorate
Voting guide to preferencing in the NSW lower house
The NSW election, to be held on Saturday March 25, uses optional preferencing in both houses of parliament.
Homeless koala house hunting in Manly
As the trees continue to fall at the hands of the NSW government's Forestry Corporation in Yarret State Forest Blinky the koala has had to abandon his home.
Residents of Cabbage Tree Island want to go home
Eve Jeffery - 3
Anger and frustration at not being able to go home saw a group of residents reclaim their properties yesterday on Cabbage Tree Island.