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From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

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Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

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More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

Ballina Shire for the next 4 years: time to have your say

The Ballina Shire Council’s Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2021/22 - 2024/25 will be on exhibition until the 28th of May with provisions for public feedback. 

Brisbane Airport green zone breach update

A story The Echo posted this morning about the breach at Brisbane International Airport has been updated as the Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young, has declared the international terminal a venue of concern.

Interview with Madeleine West

Madeleine West is a nationally acclaimed actress who is one of the many talents who lives in our region. Not just a soap star (some might know her as Dee Bliss from Neighbours), Madeleine has an extensive performance training background and she’s going to be sharing her Theatresports expertise with kids at the Byron Comedy Fest.

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Narrabri locals demand answers from Barilaro

The bite is still stinging from the IPC's approval of the Narrabri Gas Project, and today Narrabri locals are demanding answers from John Barilaro.

Explosive new song from William Crighton

'Your Country' is a timely new release from William Crighton, taking aim at unconventional gas and other forms of environmental terrorism threatening Australia.

Gas rears its very ugly head yet again in NSW

Ahead of what environmental groups say will be an announcement on the gas industry, many are making pre-emptive strikes in the hopes of heading the Prime Minister off at the pass.

NSW govt argues against adopting CSG recommendations

Many of the NSW Chief Scientist’s recommendations on regulating the CSG industry will not be adopted, according to the government response. 

Battle to save the Pilliga from CSG in its final hour…

The Independent Planning Commission for the NSW government, who will make the final decision on the Narrabri Gas Field development, have heard hundreds of concerns over the last week about the plans to drill 850 coal seam gas wells in and around the Pilliga State Forest in the northwest of NSW.

Are the NSW Planning Department doing their job over CSG?

A possible connection between the water used by farmers east of the Pilliga State Forest and the proposed Santos Narrabri gas field is being ignored by the NSW Planning Department.

Planet Watch: the madness and corruption of unconventional gas

The people of the Northern Rivers of NSW breathed a big sigh of relief when they stopped the unconventional gas industry at Bentley. But the industry didn't stop when it hit resistance – it simply went around us, and left the region in a false bubble of security.

Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project seeks approval for 850 CSG wells in northwest NSW

Gas is in the air again. The northwest of NSW is preparing for the unfolding of a giant gas field, from the far Queensland border to Dubbo. The first of seven stages will be the Narrabri Gas Project, with 850 wells in the Pilliga State Forest.

Experts at odds with local Nats MLC over gas expansion

Experts at odds with Liberal National party plans to lock in gas exploration and production over the next 30 years.

CSG moratorium bill fails in NSW Lower House

Yesterday the Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Moratorium Bill was debated in the NSW Lower House (Legislative Assembly) of parliament and was defeated with 36 votes in favour and 38 votes against.

Greater Sydney goes into COVID related lockdown

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op board, and Chair Ross Tucker,...

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.