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How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

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Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

Government fails to support dying at home in Northern Rivers

Approaching the subject of dying is always tricky, often awkward, and never easy. But when you are faced with caring for someone at the end of their life, it helps if you can find support from people who have already navigated the path.

As media moguls and mining magnates jostle for potential control of Australian media, the time is ripe for people in regional areas to acknowledge the significant role played by our national broadcasters: ABC and SBS.

It is increasingly important for the public to have access to independent media outlets, untainted by commercial imperatives. Together, the ABC and SBS provide a thorough analysis of national and local issues, an Australian perspective on world events, access to foreign-language news and films, high-quality Australian drama and support for local performers, filmmakers and writers. They actively reflect the cultural diversity of our nation.

Without SBS and the ABC there would be little reporting of sports such as soccer, cycling or any forms of women’s sport; there would be little discussion of religion or ethics; little reporting of scientific or rural issues; and limited access to classical music. The vast network of ABC regional stations provides vital information in times of national disaster.

For those who agree with these sentiments, there is a seminar at Bangalow A&I Hall starting at 2pm on Saturday 18 February, where a range of people from the Northern Rivers will express their support for the national broadcasters in the presence of two federal members (Janelle Saffin, MP for Page and Justine Elliot, MP for Richmond). Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Neville Jennings, Kingscliff (President, Northern Rivers Friends of the ABC)

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