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Wollumbin High trees to be retained but 158 trees going as part of mega-school merger

The announcement that the trees, planted by the ‘Man of the Trees’ Bruce Chick and Wollumbin High School students when the school was founded, will not be removed has been warmly welcomed by the local community.

Tree removal at Wollumbin High being reconsidered by DoE

The removal of 49 native and endangered trees planted by renowned environmentalist Bruce Chick and students at Wollumbin High School for a temporary car park are being reconsidered by the Department of Education.

Life long learning with environmentalist Bruce Chick at Wollumbin High

I find it an insult to the pioneering work of students such as myself and the legacy of Mr Chick that such crucial collaborative, educational and sustainable living contributions to the ecosystem are proposed to be destroyed.

Protest at Wollumbin High against native tree removal

The local Murwillumbah community is up in arms over the proposed removal of native and rainforest trees at Wollumbin High School to build a car park. A protest is taking place this Friday at 10am.

Trees at Wollumbin High to be removed say Department of Education

Trees that were planted at Woolumbin High School by students and local environmentalist Bruce Chick, who died in 2007, will be removed to create...

Wollumbin High – native trees to be removed to ‘put up a parking lot’ 

The community is outraged that 48 established rainforest and native trees planted by environmentalist Bruce Chick and students from Wollumbin High School that are going to be removed for a temporary car park. 

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to engage in real consultation with...

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.