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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Thirteen students inducted into Tweed Youth Council

The Youth Council program hopes develop better relations between Council and Tweed’s young people, by encouraging a mutual respect, and providing opportunities to contribute to civic life in a constructive and meaningful manner.

Contemporary Byron

David Morris, Byron Bay ‘In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/A stately pleasure-dome decree’, Coleridge. Lines penned supposedly after being woken from...

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

Stories about "Skate Parks":

What does the future hold for Kingscliff’s youth?

The Kingscliff community is being invited to join in a conversation with council about a potential skate park and youth space in Kingscliff on Wednesday, 2 May.

Creative funding plan proposed for Byron skate park

The Sandhills area has been mooted as a location for a new Byron Bay skate park after Mayor Simon Richardson was supported by all councillors for that location at Thursday’s April 19 meeting. 

Skateboarding comes to Tyalgum

Skateboarding workshops and demonstrations will be leading attractions when the upgraded Tyalgum Memorial Park and its new skate park are officially opened on Saturday, September 2.

Who wouldn’t want a Byron Bay skate park?

A campaign by the local Byron Labor branch to build a skate park in Byron Bay is underway after Cr Paul Spooner (Country Labor) resurrected the idea at last Thursday’s council meeting.

Thanks for the skate park

Jai Sims, Ballina. Many thanks to Byron Shire Council for providing a awesome skate park at Bangalow! Many skaters not just from around Australia, but from Europe, north and south America have been visiting the park.

Council gets on board with Skating Australia

Skaters with a wide variety of experience and ages took advantage of a free skating workshop at Tweed Heads South last weekend, the first in a series of workshops being staged by Tweed Council and Skateboarding Australia

Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.