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Call for Labor government to reinstate logging moratorium – now
North East Forest Alliance’s Dailan Pugh has pointed out that a Minns NSW Labor government has given no commitment to quick and decisive action on behalf of our forests – but we need action 'now' he says.
Cartoon of the week – 29 March 2023
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Cooler year ‘reprieve’ but trends continue, says Australia’s Environment Report
The latest annual report on the state of Australia’s environment has suggested that 2022’s higher than average rainfall could provide “a reprieve” for Australia and better enable it to cope with the forecast 2023 dry spell.
Not a ‘bonanza for developers and land bankers’ as local councils lose planning controls?
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment were quick to respond to the article ‘A bonanza for developers and land bankers?’ published on 21 March 2023 on The Echo online ‘to correct the inaccuracies contained in your article’.
Interview with Guy Maddison from Mudhoney
Seminal Seattle four-piece, Mudhoney, are returning to Australia marking nine years since their last local shows. A mammoth odyssey spanning April and May will see them playing headline shows across six states. Next week they will also release their new album, Plastic Eternity.
Corrie’s Frock Shop safe in family hands
Fifty-four years is a long time to be in the workforce let alone in the one business in the one town, but that is how Corrie van Dommele has spent most of her adult life – at Corrie's Frock Shop in Ballina, but now she is about to call it quits.
Correlation or causation?
I’m sorry Kevin , but garnering votes by instilling fear in the general population won’t get you mine. The...
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Bowlo hauled back to the Twilight pack after another loss
The Bowlo’s lead in the Byron Bay Brewery Twilight Cricket competition was cut to just three points last week when they suffered their second...
Twilight Cricket Resumes
The popular evening park cricket competition, Byron Bay Brewery Twilight Cricket, is into full swing for the second half of the season. Last week saw...
‘Bees they’re fucking awesome!’ so why are we introducing flies?
The little varroa mite is leading to the eradication of many beehives in NSW. Researchers will be releasing pollinator flies in the Coffs Harbour biosecurity Red Zone to help pollinate berry crops.
Two to appear in Tweed Court after alleged import of ‘ice’ and cocaine
Two people have been extradited from Queensland and charged following an 18-month investigation into an alleged attempted importation of six kilograms of methylamphetamine and cocaine into NSW.
Goodbye to an inspiring scientist, activist and friend
Cate Coorey - 0
Mary’s influence on me as a local activist, and later councillor, was profound – she opened my eyes to how water courses through and shapes this place.
Missing woman located – Tweed Heads
A woman reported missing from Tweed Heads on Tuesday, 21 March, 2023 has been located safe and well.