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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Save Wallum protesters celebrate community support

A localised community campaign against development on ecologically sensitive land at Brunswick Heads continues, with more than 300 protestors said to have been on site over the weekend.

Man charged after dramatic hinterland police chase

A dramatic police chase from highway to hinterland bush in the early hours of the morning has led to the expected court appearance of a 26-year-old man today.

Friday arvo beers

Stone & Wood’s Byron HQ has a 31-tank brewery, so locals and visitors can have both their Stone &...

Naked rally in Byron as gov’t agency calls time on ‘nude’ beach

Around 150 people rallied in support of a clothing-optional section of beach in the Byron Shire on Sunday, many of them nude.

Cartoon of the week – 21 February, 2024

Send to Letters Editor Aslan Shand, email: [email protected], fax: 6684 1719 or mail to The Letters Editor, The Echo, 6 Village Way, Mullumbimby, 2482, NSW, Australia.

Tamara Smith announces new Wollongbar preschool

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens Early Learning Spokesperson, has welcomed an announcement from the NSW government to build a new public preschool adjacent to Wollongbar public school.

A 57-year-old man escaped with minor injuries after two tons of sheet glass fell on his legs at his Cudgen workplace on Friday afternoon.

The Westpac Life Saver Helicopter together with local ambulance crews were called in at about 1.30pm after the man was able to make an emergency call from his mobile phone.

The accident is reported to happened around 12.30pm when the man was opening a crate of pool-fencing glass at his Cudgen workshop. The contents apparently toppled over, crushing his legs underneath.

It took paramedics 45 minutes to free the man, who was then transported by road to Gold Coast hospital, where he was reported to be in a stable condition with bruising to his thighs and some other minor injuries.


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NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

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Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?