January 20, 2021
In this Issue:
Poor mental health in youth is an ever increasing problem. It is often flagged at by the media and various organisations, and whilst there are often brilliant resources that can be found, when it comes down to the cause of the increase in mental illness in Gen Z, parents and caregivers tend to put it (somewhat jokingly) down to our phones.
Locals gathered at the regular drumming circle at Torakina Park in Brunswick Heads on January 3 were disappointed but not surprised when the police arrived.
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores The article in The Echo titled A short history of our rail line debate is anything but. It’s full of personal assumptions, rumours, guestimates, and lacks any research or accuracy. (Echo 13/1) There’s no comparison with the...
The Northern Rivers Football Academy is fielding more teams this year and is set to go from strength to strength according to senior coach Gavin Whitney.
Australia’s failing response to Indigenous Australians, refugees and the treatment of whistleblowers who alert the public to government corruption was once again highlighted in this year’s Human Rights Watch World Report 2021.
COVID-19 and lockdown have changed attitudes towards food consumption and waste, according to recent research – a finding echoed by local community gardens groups who experienced a spike in participation and awareness during the first months of the pandemic.
Council’s willingness to defend residents’ amenity and properties has been raised by concerned locals and residents following the outcome of the land and environment court case in Bian Court, Ocean Shores.
‘Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities’ wrote Voltaire.
Graham Mathews, Possum Creek I read with interest Anastasia’s insistence that the recent Qld outbreak of the new ‘super strain’ and similar future explosions could be prevented by isolating returning travellers from overseas in remote area, disused mining camps, rather...
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Australia's adopted son, Arj Barker, says ‘Come revel in a positive and nurturing, almost womb-like comedic experience! Together we’ll create an environment where I know it’s okay to fail, because of your unconditional acceptance. And therefore I can take chances, and come up with brand new insta-classics, unhindered by fear and insecurity. Join me, special friend, and become part of The Process.’
I love walking through cemeteries. I love to read the gravestones. They are like the first and last page of a novel whose contents I will never know. Here lies many from my community; they were born, lived, and then lost. They were loved. This evening I am walking with my 11-year-old daughter and my husband through Mullumbimby’s cemetery. It is a quiet and beautiful place. I feel the stories rumbling under our feet. I never understand why people see these places as creepy. They are places of reverence and remembering.
Story & photos Eve Jeffery Going into business can sometimes be hard work on top of more hard work, but Tommy Lee Lewes, Richie Foreman and Zeke Hower aren’t afraid of getting the job done – they are three young blokes...
Briana Atkins was only two weeks old when her parents decided to leave Brisbane for a tree change, buying a farm in Northern NSW. One of four children, Briana loved the outdoors and the freedom of life growing up in...
Story & Photo Melissa Butters Down at Esperanza Farm, you’ll find Jerrod and Susana Henderson and their four children, raising heritage breed Large Black and Berkshire pigs, and cows, ducks and Border Collies. A relative newcomer to the industry, Jed has...
Forty years ago, musician Barry Ferrier rolled into Byron Bay. It was an idyllic place – with surfie bohemian types rubbing shoulders with the old school locals. Barry has been an integral part of a growing, thriving, and always-changing music and arts scene here. It all started when he teamed up with blues harp blower, and surfing legend, Rusty Miller. Barry spoke with The Echo about the early days, ahead of his nostalgic reappearance with Rusty, at the Rails, on Sunday.
This week’s Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius say loud and clear to expect the unexpected. And of course, Happy Birthday Waterpourers...