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Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

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Councillors

I wanted to give credit where it is due and thank the editor for the preferences article, which I...

Cats

To quote Greta, ‘How dare they?!’ SBS is running an advertising campaign for Airbnb, encouraging visitors to take their...

Which values are important?

Public opinion sure is divided about the Dunoon Dam (the DuD). Clearly it does not have sufficient social licence...

Issue dividing the community

This bitter division in the Northern Rivers community regarding trains on our tracks or the rail trail could’ve been...

A little rail tale

There is still a chance to save our wonderful railway line between Casino and Murwillumbah, especially in the Byron...

The high cost of endometriosis

One in six women with endometriosis have lost their jobs due to the condition.

Stories about "Tweed koalas":

Koala advocate is Tweed Citizen of the Year

Murwillumbah local Jenny Hayes was named the 2020 Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year at Tuesday’s Australia Day Awards and Citizenship ceremony. The award recognises...

Koalas destined for extinction – unless we do something

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala says it’s not too late to prevent koalas going extinct in the wild on the North Coast – but our window of opportunity is rapidly closing.

Tweed’s Kings Forest open day: Monday June 11

An open day at the Kings Forest development site in Tweed Shire this Monday, June 11 will be considering the possible relocation of the new Tweed Valley Hospital site to this location.

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.

EPA stops logging at Limpinwood for inspection

Tweed Shire Council has found unauthorised clearing in the Environmental Protection Zone in Limpinwood by landowner, Hewittville Holdings.

Limpinwood logging destroying koala habitat

Limpinwood residents have been raising concerns regarding the logging that has commenced on over 800 acres of highly significant native forest that is affecting...

Koalas are not political footballs

Lynette Dickinson, Pottsville If Labor's Justine Elliott and Reece Byrnes are genuinely concerned about the welfare of our endangered Tweed Coast koalas, why did they...

MPs urge sports-field relocation to protect Tweed koalas

The NSW Greens have called for bipartisan support to relocate the controversial sports field at Black Rocks in Pottsville in order to protect the Tweed Coast's dwindling koala population.

The end of the Koala? Concert in Pottsville

Save the koalas and find an alternative site for Pottsville's men shed? Join in the local concert aimed at raising awareness of the koala and men's shed needs this weekend at Pottsville beach from 10am.

Call to halt Black Rocks celebrations

Dave Norris, president, Threatened Species Conservation Society Inc Dear P&DMS members and convoy co-organiser, We note that P&DMS and others have organised a convoy on 26/2/2017, terminating...

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.