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Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

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Independence key?

Christine Willmot, Sunrise Thanks Echo, for getting worthy successors for the Mungo Comment space. Margo Kingston, for instance, in a recent...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 9 June, 2021

All the fun and frolics of the shire in one happy place

Shark tracker shines spotlight on wildlife deaths

Humane Society International Australia and the Australian Conservation Marine Society are launching a shark culling impact tracker, which counts the mounting toll of marine animals indiscriminately caught and killed in shark culling equipment.

Bruns massive development

Russell Eldridge, Brunswick Heads Brunswick Heads is about to be hit with its biggest development upheaval in decades, with the re-emergence...

Free advertising

S Darling, Mullumbimby I think Dan Murphy’s put their vans outside schools and skate parks to elicit some free advertising. It’s...

Vaccine passport

David Warth, Byron Bay A line has been drawn in the sand and it is all about vaccine passports being used...

Stories about "animal welfare":

AJP calls for horse racing royal commission while pokie profits rise

‘America has a gun problem, Australia has a gambling problem,’ says former Animal Justice Party candidate for Ballina and Northern Rivers based animal rights advocate Cathy Blasonato.

Being Vegan: Let me tell ya ’bout the birds and the bees (Part 1)

One of the questions I get asked a lot is: Why don’t vegans use eggs and honey?

Blasonato wants us to vote for animals

A tireless animal welfare and rights advocate, Cathy Blasonato has been announced as the Animal Justice Party (AJP) candidate for Ballina.

A Toulouse goose on the loose!

From Byron Shire to Singapore and back again – that is the story of the goose on the loose, its adventures and journey back to the loving arms of its happy young owner Hugh Bishop.

Govts ‘bad eggs’ on free-range

The decision by state and federal ministers on Thursday to define ‘free-range’ as up to 10,000 birds per hectare is a win for intensive...

Greens reintroduce bill to ban sow stalls

NSW Greens MP and animal welfare spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has reintroduced a Greens bill to ban sow stalls and farrowing crates for...

Puppy farms must be abolished now

Dr Mehreen Faruqi, Greens NSW MLC and spokesperson for animal welfare. The closure and banning of puppy farms in NSW must be closed as a matter of urgency following various disturbing news reports over the weekend.

Kittens dumped in a big

Michela Brown, cat and kitten carer, Alstonville. A mid-morning phone call from a caring person in Nimbin: two very young kittens found in ‘an Aldi type’ bag on a quiet country road in the Nimbin area.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre....

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.