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A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

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Biggest corporate greenwashers revealed by Greenpeace

According to a new analysis by Greenpeace, most of Australia’s highest-emitting companies that have implemented net-zero emission commitments do not have any will to meet their target.

A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Addressing your concerns… A few weeks ago, I discovered that some of my friends –...

The Greens and Ballina Council

With the Greens announcing their intention to contest the Ballina Shire local government election to be held in December...

Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

Long COVID and the science, so far…

Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates as quickly as possible is currently a major focus for Australia.

Stories about "tennis":

Mullum’s Marielou comes second in state tennis championship

Marielou Baudouin from the Mullumbimby Tennis Club made it into the U/12 girls final of the NSW Junior Closed Championships held in Sydney two weeks ago.

Young guys from Mullumbimby win local tennis final

Mullumbimby’s junior teams are very strong at the moment, with the local up-and-coming players doing well in tournaments around the country.

Indigenous tennis program in Tweed nets young talent

Twelve young indigenous children in the Tweed are showing their natural talent for tennis under a free, eight-week coaching program which has given them a chance of a lifetime to become champions in the game.

‘Saucy Senior Against Ageism’ gets Margaret across the line

Aiming to be the over 85 women's singles world champion, Margaret Fisher has had crowdfunding success thanks to her secret admirer, 'Saucy Senior Against Ageism'.

Junior dominates tennis circuit

New Brighton tennis protégé Caspian Tuckwell was a finalist in both the singles and doubles at the NSW Country Championships held in Forster earlier...

Stephen Gort: coming full circle at Mullum

A tour player and now a Mullumbimby coach, Steve has been elected president of the Mullum Tennis Club, in a move outgoing president Steve Johnstone welcomed as a ‘rejuvenation’ of the club.

Mullumbimby tennis is the place for swingers

Who doesn’t love a good game of tennis? From the social to the pro and the pro-watcher, tennis is one of the country’s favourite sports. After a wet start to the year, things are about to expand at the Mullumbimby Tennis Club.

Louis reaches for tennis stars

At just 14 years of age, Louis Clark has already been playing tennis for eight years and competing for over a third of his life. A bit of a lone ranger, Louis spends his time at several clubs and benefits from the experience of more than one coach and a few training buddies. Photos Eve Jeffery

Scientists love tennis

As the winter sports slowly wind down and finals are played out, we are looking towards longer sunnier days and the tennis season. Scientists and...

Winners on the Gold Coast

Tennis coach Stephen Gort and his doubles partner Ross Taylor, from Southport,  ecently took out the prestigious Gold Coast Bruce Lynton BMW Open Men’s...

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the most vulnerable and otherwise to...

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for us as part of OzGreen...

Greed

I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did it, so I can too’. Let’s...

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is problematic because noise is a...