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Where does a lack of empathy lead us? 

Democracy, as a concept and a form of governance, was first introduced by the Greeks around 507 BC.

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M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

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.

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

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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.

A Lego load of fun on the Gold Coast

A place for water dragons to thrive was the theme of a construction competition at Southern Cross University (SCU) yesterday. The tricky part was making the build with Lego.

Kingscliff, trucks, and development – what’s the right outcome?

The debate over the movement of fill via the Tweed Coast Road and through Kingscliff to fill future development sites have been considered by...

Spring into Scavenge in Lismore this Saturday

Different, fun and rewarding are some of the words used to describe what's going to unfold in Lismore this weekend.

Van life

David Pettifer, Uki In reply to today’s article by the ABC Van Lifers I believe there is an opportunity for both sides to benefit. There is a...