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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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New Tweed Valley Hospital opens today

The controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital opened to patients at 8am this morning.

Marlivale Farm

Victoria Cosford Mac’s face lights up as he describes the rice fields near Nimbin, home to the family-owned Marlivale Farm....

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...

Hola Amigxs!

Organisers are really excited to announce the second installment of the Mahico Festival at the home of the Blues Festival, The Green Room, on Saturday, June 8, over the King’s birthday long weekend.

Appeal to locate woman missing from Rosebank

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman missing from Rosebank.

Protect the beach and coast

The last time my late father visited Byron Bay, I saw a tear roll down his cheek as he...

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Appeal to locate missing man, Michael McCaffery – Northern Rivers

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing in the state’s Northern Rivers region.

The 2022 Great Cane Toad Muster of Whian Whian

The Whian Whian Hall was packed to COVID safe limits on Saturday as the local Landcare hosted a community event including a plant ID seminar and a cane toad muster.

NSW government must investigate Whian Whian debacle

Caroline Joseph, Belingen. North East Communities demand an independent investigation into the substantive evidence offered by NEFA about multiple breaches by FC NSW at Whian Whian which still remain unanswered by the EPA. Why did the EPA approve the actions of FC NSW and issue inadequate fines with no requirement for restoration, two years later?

Forest Corp’s fine for Whian Whian destruction ‘pathetic’

The EPA has fined Forest Corporation of NSW $11,000 for private native forestry breaches that took place during a controversial forestry operation in Whian Whian in September and October 2013. But NEFA says the EPA is itself partly to blame for the breaches.

Recent Whian logging a tragic legacy

Caroline Joseph, Bellingen. We have moved into a new era of even more unclear and inadequate environmental protection – and no voice for local people about the protection of nature and their own communities.

Logging a tragedy for all concerned

Areas of significant Aboriginal heritage were able to be easily identified at the logging site at Whian Whian over the weekend, as Echonetdaily accompanied local lawman on a walk through the forest.

Ambos ‘were helped, not hindered’ in logger’s rescue

Neighbours of the property at Whian Whian where a logging contractor died two days after he was hit by a falling branch have spoken out against what they say was a provocatively false claim by police that they hindered an ambulance carrying him.

Man dies following logging accident

A man has died following a logging incident on a private property at Whian Whian, east of Nimbin, earlier this week.

Whian logging protester assaulted

A lone protester sleeping on private property adjoining the logging site on Whian Whian Road was assaulted overnight by up to 12 people causing head trauma and bleeding.

Neither Liberal nor Labor protect biodiversity

Both the state and federal coalition see the environment as only an obstacle to getting rich quickly. Neither understands the importance of biodiversity in...

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.