It was with a deep sadness and frustration that we received the DNA results of the “wild dog” shot and strung up to a tree in Thora a few weeks ago – the results showed that it was a pure dingo, as I suspected.
Ziggy Koenigseder, Bellingen Now that we have elected a Green mayor, perhaps it is time to finally establish a 'Significant Historic Tree Register' for our Shire. We fought too hard to stop Bellingen Shire Council from chopping down our beautiful shade trees in Church Street several years ago, to have someone make a decision to kill them in the future!
North Coast Renewable Energy Association, Dr Michael Blockey The US is closing down its coal mines and China won’t allow anymore to be dug. Clearly, they see coal as more of a curse than a boon. Is ours the same? We went to the Hunter Valley for a few days to look into this.
Ashley Fruno - Associate Director, PETA Australia Good news! The price of red meat will soar over the next two years, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). The number of cattle in Australia has hit a twenty year low, so there are less animals to slaughter.
Marilyn Thompson What a badly designed new road system we have at Raleigh. Getting on to the Highway has been made a nightmare with that huge sweeping bend!
JAN CARTER The Shire is drowning in a sea of blue; this deceptively innocent little flower has made our Shire home and is rapidly spreading out of control. Botanical name is Ageratum Houstonianum; commonly known as Billy Goat Weed.
Name and address supplied and withheld on request. I write in the hope to achieve greater consideration from local smokers.
Kate Henwood In case you needed any more evidence of the breathtaking arrogance and anti-democratic practices of the previous council led by Mark Troy, a recent decision by Mackay Council should say it all.
Susanne Legena, Deputy CEO of Plan International Australia Recently, the NSW Government released figures on reported child marriages in the state.
Diana Christian, Bellingen The journey of standing for the local government elections for Bellingen Shire was both rewarding and revealing.
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