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June 16, 2024

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Self-defence explained

For those still confused, killing 38,000 unarmed civilians, a third of which were children, would not be self-defence, (however...

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Indonesian street food at the Mullum Farmers Market

Rini and Ewan – should they ever find the time – don’t need to add new items to their regular menu.

Students fired up for marine protection  

There is something deeply inspiring about a hall full of young humans who are passionate about saving the planet. Tired narratives about apathy and disengagement dissolve as those who are inheriting ecological wounds inflicted by past generations seek solutions and healing.

Community search for Gage Wilson to continue

A community search is to continue today for missing 31-year-old Mullumbimby man Gage Wilson.

Laura Tingle

To the Most Honourable Professor of Good Sense, David Lowe, I’ve just read your opinion in our beloved Byron...

Greenhouse emissions increase by 40 per cent

The Global Nitrous Oxide (N₂O) Budget, released today, reveals anthropogenic (human-induced) N₂O emissions have increased by 40 per cent in the past four decades, with the period between 2020-2022 showing an accelerated rate of growth. 

Cheaper EVs!

Considering switching to an electric vehicle (EV)? The recent Echo ‘Sustainability’ supplement states that the cheapest EV in Australia...

Mattie Barker emerged from the fertile Gold Coast – Northern Rivers creative music communities in 2006 and has been generating a ground swell of support locally since. Drawing his influences from a wide spectrum of styles and sounds; acoustic roots and blues, reggae chill, to Cat Stevens style folk, Mattie continues to deliver a heartfelt one-man-band style performance.

With a warmth that resonates out to his audiences, Mattie Barker keeps the tradition of Harry Manx, Xavier Rudd and Jack Johnson alive and fresh with music directly from the heart, often leaving his audiences inspired with his ernest lyrical content and sincere admiration for each and every soul.

See Mattie at the Cabarita Beach Sports Club on Saturday.


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