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December 4, 2021
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Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners...

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Water security needed and that means we need to think beyond the traditional dam

As two professional engineers, each with over 40 years of experience in the water industry, we support Rous County Council’s decision to start tapping into underground water resources to meet the growing water supply needs of our region.

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners...

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.

Grumpy Grandma’s 

There are few in the region who aren’t familiar with Grumpy Grandma’s olives. Tim Stone and his wife Lynne...

Personal responsibility?

Every month I, and many like me, make a worrying trip to pathology to have my blood tested. I...

NSW public schools to strike December 7 

The president of the NSW Teachers Federation announced on Saturday morning that NSW public school teachers and principals will go on strike one day next week.

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WIRES and Landcare Australia’s $1million wildlife partnership

There is good news for wildlife as WIRES and Landcare Australia join forces in $1million post-bushfire wildlife habitat regeneration.

Volunteers rescue ‘first puggle of the season’

If you find an injured echidna, please stop to check for a puggle – sometimes it may have rolled away, so look out for something that looks similar to a golf ball.

Corellas mowed down by heartless driver

Late last week WIRES received a call from a distressed resident of East Wardell who had discovered a horrific sight outside her gate. A motorist had sped along this road, directly into a flock of Corellas.

Echidna death toll on the rise

The NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) is currently receiving a large number of calls for echidnas hit and injured by cars

Lismore park may be closed due to flying fox threat

The forecast hot weather has sparked concerns at WIRES Northern Rivers about the health of the flying fox colony in Lismore's Rotary Park.

Baby bird’s life down to the WIRES

A young magpie’s game turned to disaster this week when a discarded piece of plumbing became a death trap.

Did the Easter Bilby come to you? Or was it a pademelon?

The idea of the Easter Bilby is much older than many people think. This Australian alternative to the Easter Bunny was first documented in 1968 when a nine-year-old girl, Rose-Marie Dusting, wrote a story titled Billy The Aussie Easter Bilby.

Have some care for our wildlife

Anthea Packshaw, Mullumbimby. No living creature on our planet should suffer unnecessarily owing to unconscious and uncaring people who hit animals with their cars and...

Rescued glider from Lismore joins Gold Coast breeding program

A distressed glider found entangled on a barbed wire fence in Lismore shire which had severe life-threatening injuries, has surprisngly been accepted into a breeding program on the Gold Coast.

Garden netting a threat to native wildlife

Last week, WIRES rescued an Eastern Brown snake that had been trapped in netting left on the floor of a garden workshop. The rescue has prompted WIRES to remind gardeners to use only wildlife friendly netting.

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.