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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

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Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

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’.

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

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Time to protect Aboriginal heritage in NSW?

Rioa Tinto blowing up irreplaceable Indigenous Australian heritage last month, with government approval, has led to NSW Greens focussing on the importance of protecting similar sites in NSW.

Storylines: Our most vulnerable community

Doing the right thing. Staying home. Saving lives. But what if you’re not home. What if you are living off country as it’s too expensive to go home, or there is no work at home. What if you have no home?

Storylines: Do not give us Invasion Day as a day of celebration

Echonetdaily is proud to launch Storylines – a series of monthly articles by Indigenous writers.

Bundjalung artists to gather in Byron

The inaugural ‘Bundjalung Gathering’ art and culture exhibition will take place at Marvell Hall, Byron Bay, this coming week.

Indigenous dancers off to train in Sydney

Byron High students Hunter Mains and Kiahn Ladkin have been selected to join the 2018 NSW Public Schools Aboriginal Dance Company. Over 1,000 students applied to participate in the program statewide and only thirty children are selected for the Sydney-based workshop.

Have your say on Aboriginal Cultural Heritage in Tweed

Formal exhibition of the draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan period has been extended until Friday 19 January.

Federal children honour Aboriginal culture

Federal Community Children’s Centre is holding a Connecting to Country day to celebrate Aboriginal culture and respect for the environment on Sunday June 25 over 10am–2pm.

Funding available to celebrate NAIDOC week

Funding available to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Aboriginal people during NAIDOC week.

A Deadly decade at Mullumbimby High

Deadly Dancers are celebrating their ten-year anniversary at NAIDOC week at Mullumbimby High School.

Reforms needed for Aboriginal success: report

In a report to be tabled in Parliament today, the Acting NSW Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, has recommended measures to ensure that government’s efforts...

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to accept the democratic vote at their...

A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place for already pampered outsiders to...