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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

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David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Aldi opening in Byron, bring it on! Can’t wait to see Woolies empty and, hopefully, an end to the relentless and irresponsible supply of single-use plastic bags that pass through the greed, oops, green doors (and into the ocean) everyday! Aldi hasn’t provided plastic bags for more than 20 years and the majority of their packaging is recyclable. Woolworths, like other corporations, the obscenely-rich, and powerful lobby groups (for whom the state and federal governments now appear to be a mouthpiece) might be surprised to learn that, when people have the power of choice, they’ll actually exercise it.

Jann Gilbert
Suffolk Park


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