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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Beware the Trojan Pig

The article in last’s week’s Echo (‘Piggery plans on exhibition’), could not have been more lacking in balance had...

SCU Lismore ‘suspends’ music degree, adds others

The Bachelor of Contemporary Music has been ‘suspended’ from Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus, owing to ‘low demand’ from students, a spokesperson says.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

Is Kyogle Council misrepresenting changes to Private Native Forestry approvals?

The Kyogle Environment Group has challenged Kyogle Council’s presumption thatapplying for a Private Native Forestryplan from both Local Land Services and Council ‘essentially duplicates the assessment’.

Feudalism alive

The increasingly restrictive parking at New Brighton shows feudalism is alive and well. It is understandable – wanting to protect...

No room for koalas in budget?

Friends of the Koala is not impressed by the lack of provision for wildlife protection in the federal budget announced last night, as species including the koala move closer to extinction.

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Push to stop asphalt plant expansion at Alstonville

A Ballina Shire councillor has launched a renewed push to stop the expansion of Boral's asphalt plant at the Tuckombil Quarry in Alstonville.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.