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Tweed Council ask State Government to pay for Wardrop Village business case

Tweed Shire Council will write to the State Government to ask them to pay for the Wardrop Community Village business case that is aimed at supplying affordable, local eco-housing.

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Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW)...

Adam Liaw at Sample festival: 4 September

Northern NSW’s premier food event, Sample Food Festival is returning to the Bangalow Showground on Saturday 4 September 2021,...

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

Interview with Ross Wilson, composer and Daddy Cool frontman

When the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Michael Gudinski and Sir Elton John call out a song as ‘one of the great Australian rock ‘n’ roll songs’, ‘one of the greatest songs of all time’, and ‘one of my favourite tracks’, then you know it was and still is, a hit.

Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy

Sandra Haslam Matthew Evans is a restauranteur, farmer, food activist and author, best known for his SBS series Gourmet Farmer....

South East Queensland lockdown continues for another five days

Queensland Health has issued a statement that says the current lockdown in South East Queensland will continue for another five days as a precaution following new cases in the state.

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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.

What are the supplements you take really doing to your health?

Sales of complementary medicines have been driven up by COVID fears, but Immune-boosting claims for them are doing more harm than good.

Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection requirements against COVID, far away...