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April 13, 2024

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Rains, drains, floods

The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

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Earth Day message from Santos Organics: a reflection on our power to make a positive impact

‘As Earth Day approaches each year, our focus often centres on the urgent need for environmental action to address pressing issues like climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss, especially with the threat of the proposed development on our local and sacred Wallum site right here in Brunswick Heads,’ says Jolene Ryan

Harvest Food Festival: Thursday 2 to Saturday 5 May

As part of the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Festival in May you’ll have the chance to get up close...

Beady-eyed miner

As I sat for a coffee in Brunz the other day, sharing my table with a beady-eyed miner, I...

Bananarama

Bananas are receiving a special focus at the moment due to an insidious virus called ‘bunchy top virus’. At the farmers’ market lately, the Australian Banana Growers’ Council has had a stall in a bid to educate and alert the public about it.

Everyone reads The Echo – 10 April, 2024

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Local wins Pan American BJJ Championship

Multiple times world champion and head coach of Jiu Jitsu at The Academy Byron Bay, Thalison Soares, is continuing his 2024 dominance on the world stage with a win at the prestigious Pan American Championship in Orlando, Florida in late March.

Has Byron Shire Council considered how the frail, the ageing, the disabled, the non-drivers, or those without licences or small cars, are going to dispose of their hard rubbish at the tip?  While one might be able to manage to drag large cumbersome objects out as far as the kerb, loading these items into a small car is another scale of task. Please reconsider this decision of hard rubbish collection with inclusiveness in mind.

Bronwyn Saffin

New Brighton


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Itching for a Mullum flea market?

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Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

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