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Byron Shire
October 25, 2021

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#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

Around 50 people gathered on Friday morning at the big fig tree near the Condong sugar mill to join the world-wide #Bigbadbiomass protest against the use of biomass to create energy and to emphasise that burning biomass is not ‘environmentally friendly’.

Other News

STP inches closer

Paul Bibby’s article ‘Ocean Shores STP (OS STP) inches closer to closure’ (6 October) raises some questions with me...

Julian Assange: the name that cannot be uttered

Since the news came through I have been keeping an eye and an ear out for further reporting in...

10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

Cartoon of the week – 20 October, 2021

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Cr Darlene Cook: ‘working to restore accountability and trust in our Council’

Current Lismore Councillor Darlene Cook has served one term on Lismore Council and at the December LGA election, she plans to run for Mayor.

No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

September 23, 2015

Issue 30.15

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review – Everest

Sometimes cinema is simply not big enough to fully embrace its subject – and there is no bigger subject than Mount Everest. It’s all well and good for the Marvel clowns to tool around the globe with their super...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: On the Fatwalk

There’s nothing worse than being told you’re too fat. Especially when you’re a 19-year-old girl who weighs just 57 kilos. That is what Swedish model Agnes Hedengard’s modelling agency told the waif-like beauty when they told her if she...


Mullum Circus Festival ready to fly

How should we be able to tell them apart? Well, you’ll have to look very closely, but don’t be fooled. These people are at the top of their game and are being brought together by the Mullum Circus Festival,...


Reserves triumph, Prems déjà vu!

Last Saturday’s Football Far North Coast Premier League Grand Final turned out to be a replay of last year’s event right down to the final result!


Suffolk’s phenomenal football feats

On a wet Oakes Oval pitch last Thursday night, Suffolk Park Men’s fifth division battled a determined Dunoon but showed their class as they eventually came out winners 4–1.


Culture Roundup 23 September, 2015

Big Gig for McGinlay Australia’s only three-Michelin-star comedian, Danny McGinlay, has been performing standup since the age of 16. In that time he has performed all over Australia and done stints in London, New York and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For...


When Harry met Mali

Mullum Music Festival patron Harry Angus continued the festival’s commitment to mentoring young talent when he visited Cape Byron Steiner School music students this week. Previous under-15 Youth Mentorship winner Mali Biggin-Johnson was part of the four-person band Children of...


Basiloco, from Italy with love

Photos and story: Caz Parker On the Italian island of Sardinia villagers are ten times more likely to reach the age of 100 than are people born elsewhere in the world. Longevity experts believe Sardinians’ longer lives are owed to...


Mullum year 12’s heart-y for fundy day

With a variety of characters from pirates to police, Dorothy from Oz, ghillie monsters, rappers, train robbers, mods, cons, a team of leotard wearing 80s aerobic lads and a band of Smurfs, the streets were alive with the sounds of fundraising yesterday in Mullumbimby.


Can businesses ask for your vax status?

Currently, throughout the business community, we are witnessing uncertainty with respect to business owners asking the question – should we ask customers about their...

Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

Recycling polystyrene just got easier at Lismore’s Recycling & Recovery Centre

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre has a new machine that can recycle polystyrene which will help the facility increase the capacity to deal with this earth-wrecking synthetic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-polymer.

4WDs multiplying on Seven Mile Beach?

Beach users in Lennox Head are reporting much higher numbers of 4WDs on Seven Mile Beach recently, along with an increase in hooning behaviour. Since...