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A treasured community asset

The Bowlo, a treasured community asset in Bangalow very popular with young families, is now destined to be part...

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Cartoon of the week – 23 November 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Bruem pushes Ballina council to debate 4WDs on beaches again

After two years of four-wheel drive [4WD] access restrictions to South Ballina’s beach, the Ballina Shire Council is to debate a review of the system this Thursday.

Inaugural Kingscliff Public School Art Show success

A great night was had by all at the inaugural art show for Kingscliff Primary last Friday. All the students submitted work to the exhibition alongside art by local Bundjalung artist Steven Bekue.

Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future...

Climate change: It’s here, says Australia’s peak science orgs

Climate change is impacting Australia today and will further impact human lives. That’s the takeaway from the biennial State of the Climate report published by the nation’s leading scientific organisations, the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.

Police investigate pedestrian death at Burleigh Heads

The Queensland Police forensic crash unit is investigating after a pedestrian died at Burleigh Heads overnight (November 20).

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Bruem pushes Ballina council to debate 4WDs on beaches again

After two years of four-wheel drive [4WD] access restrictions to South Ballina’s beach, the Ballina Shire Council is to debate a review of the system this Thursday.

‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

Slow down for wildlife in spring!

Drivers are being urged to be on the lookout for more wildlife on our roads over the spring months.

Koala champion escapes floods

Ballina Shire's current Citizen of the Year, threatened species conservation ecologist Maria Matthes, escaped the flood in Bagotville by heeding her late father's warnings. For many others though, there was no safe refuge.

Wildlife hidden victims of flood catastrophe

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital has seen a steep rise in their intake of injured animals since the beginnings of the Northern Rivers flood emergency.

Ballina mayor celebrates ‘middle ground’, Greens lose koala protection target motion

New Greens Ballina Shire Councillor Simon Chate has lost a 10-15% target proposal for increased koala habitat, with the council only agreeing to have...

Ballina Greens Cr hopes of koalas as ‘priority’ unlikely to be met under bureaucracy

Koalas have made it onto the second Ballina Shire Council meeting agenda for 2022, with new Greens Councillor Simon Chate calling for their habitat to become an immediate priority.

New Ballina Council supports Wollongbar Wildlife Hospital

The Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital planned for Lindendale Road, Wollongbar, is a step closer to becoming a reality after Ballina Council voted to allow the idea to proceed to a development application.

Wildlife hospital powering ahead at Macadamia Castle, and coming to TV

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is going from strength to strength since relocating to the Macadamia Castle, on the Hinterland Way north of Lennox Head, in October. Matilda the mobile vet hospital is now based next to the electric vehicle charging stations and there's a renewed focus on native wildlife and education within the park.

Greenpeace turns 50, with Mullumbimby locals involved in the fight

On September 15, Greenpeace, the environmental NGO, celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was a special day for the area, as people from Mullumbimby are fighting alongside Greenpeace for a ‘greener, fairer, more peaceful world’.

Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an attempt to justify the unjustifiable.  Marc...

Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst One Pty Ltd, via Amalgamotion...

Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future Water Project 2060 via an...

For the record

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the new health danger facing everybody,...