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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

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SOS: Save Our Species Oz bush dance and all round fun this Sunday

It has just been announced that Waangenga Blanco, ex Bangarra dancer and choreographer, will be performing a visually spectacular Ochre Dance at this Sunday's SOS Oz bush dance and fundraiser for wildlife.

Ringtail joey rescued near land-clearing site

A tiny ringtail possum joey has been rescued in the vicinity of a newly cleared patch of land on Repentance Creek Road, Goonengerry. Ringtails usually have two joeys, however, and the fate of little Carmel's mum and sibling are unknown.

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.

Snakes are on the move…

The days are warming up and WIRES is warning people that snakes are starting become more active – so keep your eyes open to ensure you keep out of their way.

Cocos palms prove deadly for wildlife

WIRES were called to Casino when a local noticed a  the local currawongs swooping something stuck high in a palm tree. It was a Grey-headed flying-fox which had become entangled in the palm fronds.

As breeding season approaches, nesting boxes are needed

Many Australian birds and mammals need nest hollows to shelter and raise their young. But as tree removal has seen a massive drop in available nesting sites for our native species.

‘Miracle’: dog saves joey instead of attacking it

WIRES all too frequently receives calls about wallabies that have been attacked by dogs. Sadly, the outcome is almost always tragic. So in March this year when the WIRES Hotline was phoned about a joey that had been brought in by a dog, WIRES expected the worst.

Dogs attack bush wallaby on Byron’s beach

Two dogs attacked a bush wallaby at the 'no dog area' of the beach, approximately 250m north of Elements of Byron Resort, last Wednesday.

Possums: watch out on the roads at dusk and dawn

As the days shorten and winter approaches, more cars are on the road at dusk, dawn and dark. Sadly, this means that many nocturnal animals become victims on our roads.

Hayla the Ringtail’s remarkable rescue

Hayla is one truely remarkable dog who recently rescued an orphaned female baby possum.

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...