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The ABC’s onto ‘em

Jason van Tol, Myocum That the ABC has just uncovered a Neo-Nazi terrorist group, rather than any of our well equipped and financed law enforcement...

Developers’ advantage

Ian Pickles, Mullumbimby I refer to the article ‘Are Council’s planning policies failing the community?’ by Hans Lovejoy (27 January), and also the article by...

Operation Marauder targeting recidivist property crime and fraud

Operation Marauder is an ongoing operation by the Tweed/Byron Police District targeting recidivist property crime and fraud offenders.

Access to capital critical for small business

Many businesses and in particular small business, have been really struggling under the weight of COVID-19 and with the rollback of Jobkeeper, things have just gotten tougher.

Scottie’s backhander

Keith Duncan, Pimlico What a thoroughly deserved backhander the UN Climate Summit gave to the marketing guy (PM Morrison), by not allowing him to waste...

Sand pipeline foolish

Janet Lavis, East Ballina I feel compelled to reply to Warwick Anderson’s suggestion to drill a pipeline from the cliff base of the Cape below the lighthouse...

Panels for dance collaborations are a Cack

The Alstonville Dance Studio has provided classes for disabled and death artists of all ages and abilities in dance, music drama and creative arts for over thirty years.

The not-so-grumpy Tim Stone, of Grumpy Grandma’s

Story & photo Kate O’Neill If you’ve been shopping at the local farmers’ markets for a while, you’ll remember Denyse Hodgson, aka, Grumpy Grandma; the...

Lennox Village Vision concept plan goes public

Draft concept designs for Lennox Head village centre have gone public today at Ballina Shire Council, and online.

OAM for conservationist Claire Oelrichs

In the Australia Day Honours list local environmentalist Claire (Catherine Marie-Claire) Oelrichs received the Order of Australia Medal for her contributions to conservation.

Pennies and Pounds

Before the introduction of decimal currency there was a well known saying: ‘if you look after the pennies, the pounds will look after the pounds’.

Forests across the state reopen after rains

Recent widespread rainfall and increased humidity have meant many coastal State forests from Sydney to the Queensland border are reopening today. Many of these State...

Locals artists hit back at the government’s plan to abolish department

Scout Wallen Northern rivers’ leaders in the arts and culture industry are calling on locals to form a coordinated action plan in response to the...

So you want to be a councillor/politician?

This document was written without fear or favour, by The Echo editor Hans Lovejoy for the politically curious who are considering a tilt at public...

Cinema: Judy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98t7aXRaA6w Judy is the story of legendary film actress and singer, Judy Garland. The movie is set when Judy (Renee Zellweger) arrives in London to...

Man dies in fatal crash near Nimbin

A man died in a single-vehicle crash near Nimbin yesterday.

Get your Christmas cheer on at Ballina’s free Christmas lunch

If you're feeling a little lonely this Christmas, or don't have the dollars for a turkey and the trimmings, you're invited to the free community Christmas lunch held in Ballina’s Presbyterian hall on Christmas day.

Marine litter collection tech for Bruns

This Saturday you can catch an outdoor screening of local filmmaker Damon Gameau’s recent film 2040 at the Yum Yum Tree in New Brighton.

Interview with Fiona O’Loughlin

Fiona O’laoghlin: Gap Year Byron Services Club  |  Saturday  |  8pm  | $30 They say that adversity makes the best comedy. Comedian Fiona O’Loughlin has a knack...

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 October long weekend -  Friday,...

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night