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Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

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Bulldozers

Council’s excuse for letting the bulldozers into the Wallum site is that it will lose in court and waste...

Gratitude for the ‘vagina’ events

This year I joined the V-day dance for the first time and I will treasure this sacred gathering for...

How to supply water to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

Natasha Lechner inquest verdict released

State Coroner Teresa O'Sullivan was in Byron Bay Courthouse on Friday afternoon to deliver her findings in the inquest into the death of Natasha Lechner, who died after taking kambo in Mullumbimby in 2019.

Save Wallum

I listened to the Byron Shire Council (BSC) meeting to hear the fate of the Wallum site. Congrats to...

Marching in with a bang!

Get your party pants on as Nudge Nudge Wink Wink marches in with a bang this Saturday. Arrive early and leave late! Two incredible guest DJs join the Cunning Stunts residents in the Shed.

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Byron Bay local is 2024 Glover Prize Finalist

Local watercolourist Dave Sparkes has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 John Glover Prize, Australia’s prestigious landscape award.

Gallery curator Kezia Geddes farewells Lismore

Lismore's loss will be Ipswich's gain as the long term curator at Lismore Regional Gallery, Kezia Geddes, leaves the Northern Rivers to take up a new position at Ipswich Art Gallery next week. She spoke to The Echo as she was packing up her Lismore home.

Hardcore rainbows light up Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Opening tomorrow are four exciting new shows at Ballina's Northern Rivers Community Gallery. The Echo caught up with two of the artists involved, Claudie Frock and Leona DeBolt.

Mullum REDinc art show this Friday

Tomorrow night participants at REDinc in Mullumbimby will be putting on their ‘one night only’ Art Expo that is open to the public from 6-8pm at 22 Tincogan Street, Mullumbimby.

New murals to help brighten Ballina’s town centre

Ballina’s town centre is to receive a splash of colour thanks to councillors unanimously agreeing to fund some public art in a presently grey concrete area near Ignite Studios.

Emerging art on show at the YAC

Recently Byron Youth Service (BYS) hosted an evening in its Hivery Youth Gallery to celebrate the launch of The Artist Cookbook, and the opening of the group art exhibition, ‘Bridge to Avidity'.

Diverse shows at NRCG this month

Officially launching tonight at Ballina's Northern Rivers Community Gallery are four new exhibitions, including photographic works from pre-Taliban Afghanistan, sublime landscape paintings, traditional Iranian Abri printing on silk and a collection works from local arts and craft group BACCI.

Flood recovery art show opens in Ballina

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery and Ignite Studios are inviting the community to celebrate the opening of the Commemorative Flood Recovery Community Art Exhibition, and see some amazing original work made by local creatives.

New artistic perspectives at NRCG this month

Opening tomorrow at Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina are four new exhibitions from local artists.

Hiromi Tango’s Rainbow in Lismore’s beating heart

On Saturday morning Magellan Street, Lismore, came alive with colour at the opening of Lismore Regional Gallery's latest pop-up exhibition – Hiromi Hotel: Rainbow.

How to supply water to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native habitat clearing following the NSW...

Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

Investigators are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into an attempted abduction in Tweed Heads at the weekend.

Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby.