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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Upside down river

Richard White, East Ballina I was going to deride the various government departments and agencies (DPI, DPE, OEH, EPA etc) that...

Byron Bay wants Byron Baes to back off

Faster than speeding reality TV producer, members of the Byron community have swiftly mounted a multi-pronged attack against the proposed ‘influencer’ based Netflix show Byron Baes.

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Tony Barry, Ben Chifley and FD’s Four Freedoms

Local actor-vist, Tony Barry, has taken on a lot since he moved to the Northern Rivers, and though cancer took one of his legs, Tony still manages to put in the hard yards for social, environmental and human rights causes.

Fresh faces for Council elections

A very distinct, black flat-cap has just been thrown into the ring for the upcoming Byron Council elections, pegged for September 4.

Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Stories about "Threatened Species":

Pied oystercatchers threatened south of Ballina

Following last week's story about 4WDs damaging wild beaches south of Ballina, Echonetdaily has received more information about threats to this crucial habitat for the endangered pied oystercatcher.

Why federal law is failing endangered species

The federal government is set to go ahead with its crackdown on environmental ‘lawfare’, which would restrict green groups' legal standing to challenge mining approvals and other developments.

Trained dogs, students help protect Tweed shorebirds

School students on the Tweed Coast are helping authorities protect endangered shorebirds from foxes.

Wildlife sanctuaries important tool in race to save species: NCC 


The Nature Conservation Council has welcomed an announcement by the NSW government that up to 12,000 hectares of existing national parks will be set...

Landscape change has rapid impacts on wildlife: SCU study

Landscape change, through the clearing and fragmenting of habitats, is a leading cause of biodiversity loss for our native animals.

Forestry only doing what they’re meant to

Glen Little, Dorrigo. Friday's agreement between community protesters and the Forestry Corporation of NSW was a great result for the community but FCNSW is legally obligated to do surveys properly in the first place.

Regional Forestry Agreements failing: EDO

Chris Dobney The EDO (Environmental Defenders Office) has produced a damning report on the operation of Regional Forestry Agreements (RFA) in the states, claiming they...

Two decades caring for wildlife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nvs-g0Ul2A Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers have spent 20 years looking after and raising injured and abandoned native fauna. In Sharon Shostak’s enchanting video, volunteers explain...

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.