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While Hamas exists, Palestine will never be free

In response to David Heilpern’s article regarding antisemitism and Israel, (Echo, July 3) it is probably generally agreed that...

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Lismore youth crime prevention program North-Tracks Works secures $30,000 grant

Lismore-based North-Tracks Works has secured a $30,000 grant to expand its life-changing program to engage with more young people...

Residents face being cut from Mullum’s water 

Dozens of Mullumbimby residents located close to the town’s local water source at Lavertys Gap Weir in Wilsons Creek are uniting against a recommendation by Byron Shire Council staff to disconnect the town’s local water supply.

Remembering those who served, July 11 

The Byron Bay war memorial has witnessed its fair share of commemorations over the years – from ANZAC Day ceremonies to Vietnam Veterans Day services and many in between.

Winter Whales swim raises $34k

One of Byron Shire’s biggest yearly events – The Byron Bay Winter Whales Ocean Swim – have announced the beneficiaries of their 2024 fundraising efforts. 

Tweed Council wants feedback on Crabbes Creek Community Hall upgrade

The Crabbes Creek Community Hall is heading towards. major upgrade and Tweed Shire Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan for the work to make it a safer and more inclusive space for gatherings, events and activities.

Visual pollution

I live rurally, not far from Mullumbimby, and I remember the time before a rural garbage service existed. It required...

Stories about "Tweed Coast koalas":

Rate increase proposed for Tweed’s Kings Forest

Tweed Shire Council is applying for a special rate variation (SRV) of 4.35 per cent for the new Kings Forest subdivision.

Not only koalas will benefit from Phil’s tree planting

Round Mountain property owner Phil Weinthal believes the success of his involvement in a local koala tree-planting program will not be limited to the return of the beloved marsupials.

Will Cr Reece Byrnes ‘be responsible for the death of the Pottsville koalas?’

Almost 400 people showed up in support of the koalas and moving the Men's Shed to a better site. The Pottsville concerts is being hailed as a success but it may all come down to the vote of Cr Reece Byrnes.

Tweed Coast koalas dying out

Dave Norris, Pottsville. This week another Pottsville Wetlands koala was euthanased with symptoms of stress-related disease. This is one of three euthanased in the past three months in an area where some local residents have indicated they believe koalas are happy in the presence of humans and their dogs.

Tweed council candidate slams Black Rocks decision

Tweed Shire Council candidate Michael McNamara has lashed out at councillors who voted to sign a five-year lease on a temporary site for the Pottsville Men's Shed at the Black Rocks Sports Field at its last meeting.

Consider koalas’ future before you vote

Lori Scinto, Crystal Creek.  A motion to approve a five-year licence to the Pottsville & District Men’s Shed at the Black Rocks sports field – a...

Rare good news for endangered Pottsville koalas

A new $270,000 project koala in the Pottsville Wetland offers the first glimmer of hope for the endangered species in the area for some time.

Replanting sports field not the best koala response

Troy Green, general manager, Tweed Shire Council. The Echonetdaily article ‘Tweed koalas heading for extinction’ regarding the listing of the Tweed and Brunswick koala population as endangered demands a response.

Tweed koalas threatened by land-clearing laws: Foley

The dwindling koala population on the Tweed Coast should ring alarm bells for the government not to gut statewide tree clearing laws, according to the NSW Labor opposition.

Tweed’s Cr Longland and his crystal balls

Menkit Prince, Uki. Tweed shire's Cr Barry Longland appears unable to discriminate between fiction and fantasy.

A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one group of Australians: the Jewish...

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire Council. I had always given...

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no money, and Council decided to...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore.