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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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Long COVID and the science, so far…

Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates as quickly as possible is currently a major focus for Australia.

Woman charged over alleged Public Health Order Breaches – Tweed/Byron

A woman has been charged over multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Orders in the Tweed and Byron shires.

New Nesbitt Park mountain bike skills course in Lismore

Though Lismore is currently in lockdown, the city has inaugurated a new sporting activity in Nesbitt Park that will make residents want to enjoy outdoors as soon as possible.

A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Addressing your concerns… A few weeks ago, I discovered that some of my friends –...

A moment of your life?

Six questions for Jehovah’s Witness doorknockers: 1. Are you aware that the 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Handling of Child...

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.

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Byron’s Mobile Wildlife Hospital has launched

It was a star studded cast for the launch of the Byron Bay Mobile Wildlife Hospital last night at the The Farm in Ewingsdale.

Ever wondered what to do with injured wildlife? 

Local vets and the Macadamia Castle wildlife team are calling for help to set up a wildlife hospital on the northern rivers in recognition of the specialist care needed for caring for our native Australian wildlife.

Celebrating the regeneration of Goonengerry

Celebrating the vision of a wildlife habitat 20 years on, the Goonengerry community is coming together this Friday, October 20, to open the first stage of the Byrangery grass reserve walking track and the conversion of the last Camphor laurel to native forest.

NSW govt ‘destruction of flying fox habitat’

Humane Society International (HSI) yesterday called upon the Commonwealth and NSW state governments to act in accordance with federal and state conservation regulations to...

Scrapping Native Veg Act ‘black day for nature’ in NSW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmTyX5YxECk Total Environment Centre director Jeff Angel gives the TEC’s view on environmental issues related to the environment Conservation groups say they are appalled by the...

Pet owners urged to attend wildlife workshop

However much we love our own pets, the reality is that unchecked dogs and cats can do considerable damage to native wildlife in a short space of time. Here's a chance to learn to become a better pet owner.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...