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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’.

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It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

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’.

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

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NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

May 20, 2014

Issue 28.49

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Context isn’t everything, but it’s a long way ahead of what comes second in the arts in general – cinema in particular. The original Gojira (1954) was made by Ishirô Honda at a time when the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki would have still haunted the collective Japanese memory.


Broken Circle Breakdown

These are the movies that you hang out for – the ones that amount to something, the ones that talk about life as most of us know it and experience it, with real people dealing with real problems


Breakers’ toughest match

The Brunswick Breakers were up against the reigning premiers Alstonville at home in one of the toughest matches the girls would face.


Byron back in top four

Byron Bay rugby has eased back into the top four after a nine-try 57–14 romp against Casino on Saturday.


Weekend Roundup May 22

There is a huge line-up of awesome acts hitting the area this weekend and one of the great gigs will b e Bullhorn at the Brewery on Saturday.


The last of the boys

Akmal Saleh, author of The Life of Akmal, joins Mandy Nolan in Conversation on the final event of her six-week national tour promoting Boyfriends We've All Had and Shouldn't Have. Free entry at the Court house on Wednesday from...


Poetry, paradise and pizza

Vasudha Harte has performed her poetry locally and overseas in venues and festivals, winning various slams, the Geraldine Bigelow Cup, and has thrice been a finalist in the Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup.


Winning doesn’t always come easy at Red Devil Park

Byron were expected to beat Evans Head in their NRRRL clash on Sunday, and they more or less went through the motions in satisfying everybody’s expectations.


The joy of Arj

Since winning the coveted Perrier Best Newcomer Award back in 1997 Arj has firmly established himself as one of the golden boys on the international comedy circuit


Mungo’s Crossword N019

To fill out this crossword online a you need a browser or PDF viewer that is able to fill out PDF forms. If it doesn’t work in your browser try downloading it and viewing in Adobe Reader or Acrobat...


Budget cuts threaten Byron Youth Service

Last week’s federal budget has left the country dazed and confused. One of the axed programs, Youth Connexions, supports young people at risk of disengaging early from school, helping them to transition into vocational training and work.


Breastfeeding celebrated in new doco

While humans are the only animals that hide away to nourish their offspring, a new documentary that's about to get its Australian premiere in Mullumbimby hopes to shed some light on those hidden places.


Snake-oil salesmen sell budget and lies

For many, the enduring image of the 2014 budget will be the memory of Treasurer Joe Hockey and finance minister Matthias Corman sucking smugly on their cigars as they relaxed before unleashing their brutal budget on the fearful populace, writes Mungo MacCallum.


How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.