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April 23, 2024
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Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

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What’s happening in the rainforest’s Understory?

Springing to life in the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens this April school holidays, Understory is a magical, interactive theatre adventure created for children by Roundabout Theatre.

D-day for Bruns pod village pesticide treatment

After two delays, the NSW Reconstruction Authority (RA) will be treating Bruns emergency pods with a pesticide treatment, despite some strong opposition from flood-affected residents.

Some spending cannot be questioned

The euphemisms were flying when Australia's Defence Minister Richard Marles announced last week that an extra $50 billion would be spent on our military over the next decade, and that $72.8 billion of already announced spending would be redirected.

A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

Northern Rivers Recovery and Resilience Program announces 36 projects

Bridge expansions, upgraded pumps, enhanced evacuation routes and nature-based projects are just a few of the 36 projects being...

Press release vs Save Wallum views

The Echo editor (page 1, 10 April) might need to consider the role of a journalist – particularly that...

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Free artist talk and sonic performance on Saturday

Ballina's Northern Rivers Community Gallery is launching its 2023 Public Programs this weekend, with a free after hours in-conversation event featuring exhibiting artist Marian Tubbs and ABC Radio National presenter Daniel Browning.

Regional Wollumbin Art Award open to young and old

People from every walk of life are being encouraged to enter the Wollumbin Art Award (WAA), especially First Nations and young artists. 

Miila’s portraits help with flood recovery

Every little bit helps in the effort for flood recovery, and 10-year-old Miila Bijou thought she would like to do her little bit.

Lucy in the sky with rainfall

Lucy Vader was trapped on a Lismore roof for seven hours: 'I have to admit that I’ve had better days, possibly every single day of my life has been better than this.'

Local artists find resilience amidst turbulent times

The abandoned foyer of an old cinema was not where the graduating class of Murwillumbah TAFE’s Visual Arts Diploma course had intended to have their final exhibition.

Where Warhol meets Banksy

While musicians, thespians, and performers were decimated by the lockdown conditions, the painter, whose solitary toils bring warmth, colour and feeling to our lives, was in a way, in their element.

Zion’s portrait of an artist takes flight

Australia’s most famous art competition, the $100,000 Archibald Prize, is back on after a delay caused by COVID-19, and no-one could be happier than Mullumbimby artist Zion Levy Stewart.

Artists launch this Friday in Mullumbimby

The Byron School of Art’s (BSA) third year graduating artists are launching themselves into the world this Friday 6–8pm at the BSA Project Space in Dalley Street, Mullumbimby.

Wine, cheese and… art! 

A celebration of art will be taking place on Friday 22 November at 22 Tincogan Street, Mullumbimby.

Exploring eucalyptus dyes

For 25 years Mullumbimby textile artist Susan Fell Mclean has been exploring the use of dyes derived from eucalyptus leaves.

Flood insurance inquiry’s North Coast hearings 

A public hearing into insurers’ responses to the 2022 flood was held in Lismore last Thursday, with one local insurance brokerage business owner describing the compact that exists between insurers and society as ‘broken’. 

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she implied that it may largely...