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Lismore activist who blocked Sydney traffic has charges dismissed

This morning, twenty-two year old climate activist Mali Cooper faced court in Lismore, after blocking the entrance to the Sydney Harbour Tunnel during peak hour traffic in June, to protest inaction on the climate emergency.

NSW gov’t accused of ‘pork barrelling’ in Ballina electorate

As people on the Northern Rivers last week endured the anxiety of severe storm warnings and pre-dawn emergency alerts, a visit from the state’s emergency services minister was barely announced.

Police appeal for information after serious crash

Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash near Murwillumbah.

Have your say on housing and growth

Lismore City Council is seeking community feedback on two draft plans intended to guide the location and type of housing to support recovery in coming decades.

Lots happening at Lismore Regional Gallery

Holiday break workshops for young people, temporary public art and cultural landscaping are some of the arty attractions coming to Lismore and beyond in the near future.

Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Being Ready

I used to love the sound of rain. Now,...

Torres Strait Islanders win historic human rights fight

A group of eight Torres Strait Islander people have made international legal history, after the United Nations Human Rights Committee found that the Australian Government is violating its human rights obligations to them through climate change inaction.

Sue Higginson introduces bill to ban fossil fuel ads

Greens NSW Upper House MP Sue Higginson has today given notice of a bill set to ban fossil fuel advertising in New South Wales.

Public transport mask mandate to end

Masks will no longer be mandatory on public transport from tomorrow, Wednesday 21 September.

Entertainment

Interview with Lisa Cowan, founder and executive producer of Art Byron

Love or fear and the Art of Byron The inaugural...

Connecting with the tribe

Spring Wiggle – Equinox Tribe Connect is on this Friday and Saturday...

Retrospective

The end of fun: David Lovejoy concludes the story of the The Echo’s early years

While the drama of general manager Max Eastcott’s departure was playing out, The Echo passed its tenth birthday, and we marked the jubilee with a fourth awards night.

Lismore activist who blocked Sydney traffic has charges dismissed

This morning, twenty-two year old climate activist Mali Cooper faced court in Lismore, after blocking the entrance to the Sydney Harbour Tunnel during peak hour traffic in June, to protest inaction on the climate emergency.

Putting your ‘Queen’ money where your mouth is

I've never felt much either way about the Queen. I've never held her in as much disdain as I've held some of our prime ministers, and never held her in as much esteem as I have held, for example, Uncle Archie Roach.

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:

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NSW gov’t accused of ‘pork barrelling’ in Ballina electorate

As people on the Northern Rivers last week endured the anxiety of severe storm warnings and pre-dawn emergency alerts, a visit from the state’s emergency services minister was barely announced.

Police appeal for information after serious crash

Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash near Murwillumbah.

The Irukandjis sting in USA

Australia's national surfing team the Irukandjis have won a silver medal overall at the International Surfing Association World Surfing Games which just wrapped up at Huntington Beach, California.

Letters

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train....

Koala stranded

The plight of koalas was demonstrated very well this week with a koala found dangerously stranded in the main...

Native bush damage

The recent drain clearing in Bayside Brunswick, while most welcome, has resulted in significant destruction to native vegetation on...

Mystery of the gospel

The word gospel means ‘good news’, and I wondered why with so many people seemingly doomed forever. Can you...

West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

GG, Bob Carr, and Morrison

Back page note (7 September) from Bob Carr that the Governor-General (GG) got $18m from Morrison at the same...

Local News

Police appeal for information after serious crash

Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash near Murwillumbah.

Have putter, will fundraise

It’s time to round up your woods, irons, sand wedges and putters, and practise your swing for this Sunday’s Charity Golf Day for the Byron Bay Central Hospital Auxiliary.

Lismore activist who blocked Sydney traffic has charges dismissed

This morning, twenty-two year old climate activist Mali Cooper faced court in Lismore, after blocking the entrance to the Sydney Harbour Tunnel during peak hour traffic in June, to protest inaction on the climate emergency.

7.30am update from the SES regarding floods in the Northern Rivers

The State Emergency Service (SES) issued a statement a few minutes ago with an update on the flooding situation in the Northern Rivers.

Current Print Edition

Party with a conscience

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink – the party with a...

Rolling up for the Bruns Mystery Tour

Last week the families and friends of Brunswick Heads Public School students were treated to a whole school musical extravaganza, ‘The Bruns Magical Mystery Tour’ at the Brunswick Picture House.

National Circus Festival: 30 September–2 October

It’s finally here and everyone is beyond excited. This...

Locals push to keep Bangalow Club as ‘member-owned’

With the Bangalow Bowlo board considering an amalgamation with large entertainment corporation Norths, a group of Bangalow locals are presenting their vision for their club, which they say will ‘preserve a valuable member-owned asset for the people of Bangalow to enjoy for many years to come’.

Sport

Basketball carnival comes to Byron

Byron Bay Basketballers hosted their senior carnival last weekend, which saw 15 teams battle...

Rugby 7s returns to Byron with class lineup

The largest Rugby 7s festival in Australia is returning to Byron Bay on the...

Sherril claims open singles bowls championship

Sherril Pearce had the best of the day, beating Lorraine ‘Blossom’ McCormick 25–12 to...

Third time the charm for Alstonville FC’s senior women as they win 2022 grand final

The Alstonville Football Club’s women’s premier league footballers have won this year’s grand final...

Good Life

Wahlburgers in Byron

Walking into Wahlburgers on Sunday arvo, the sun was shining, the staff were smiling,...

A Forest of excellence

Forest Byron Bay, a restaurant by Crystalbrook Collection, has won the Regional Contemporary Australian...

Monty’s: strawberries and insanity

‘Strawberries are insanely amazing,’ I hear Dave (‘Monty’) tell one customer. Regarding his punnets...

AZTECA margarita mix

WANTED: Fun-loving person to spend two years eating tacos and sampling margaritas in Mexico...
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Were you affected by the floods or landslides? 

What were the effects of the February floods on you, your home, your property, your neighbours and your community? How could the response have been more effective and better assisted you and those around you to recover?

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.

West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned...