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Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

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Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.


Rabbit Radio presents the Spring Dig profiling leading local and national musicians in a stellar radiothon like no other!

Kicking off with local acoustic sets from Scotty French, Dave Taylor, Natalie Weir, Lincoln Hilliard and Brisbane folk band Laneway.

Complete with two stages the Spring Dig is a mini-festival designed to suit all from super-funk DJs, heavy rock and gypsy soul – the Coolangatta Hotel venue will be hopping mad to support Rabbit Radio and all its goings-on.

Headline acts such as We Are Danyak, Brett Sellwood, JJJ unearthed winner Willow Beats and national sensation Fairchild Republic will bring the Rabbit house down and back up again.

DJ Chris Lamaro and Kendall James from Rabbit Radio’s ‘Do you like disco’ fame and high-energy cats The Vernons complete an epic lineup – all for $25 which includes a Rabbit Radio subscription.

Don your latest threads, dig up your best dance moves and cruise on down to Coolangatta Hotel 17 November 5pm–12 midnight.

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