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Rains, drains, floods

The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

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Oceans 12 ready to compete at state level

A dozen swimmers from the Ocean Shores Aquatic Swim Team are Sydney bound, having secured places to compete in state finals after battling through schools,  district, zone and regional eliminations.

Community land trust group home approved 

Construction work on the Shire’s first permanent group home for women and children in housing stress could begin within months, after the project was formally approved by Byron Council.

Surya McEwen joins Freedom Flotilla Coalition

Surya McEwen has volunteered on Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s voyage to take 5,500 tonnes of food and medicine to the Palestinian people, in one of the most dangerous war-torn parts of the planet.

Step towards healing

While reading Michal Schiff’s letter (Echo 3 Apr) I am reminded of the Uluṟu Statement from the Heart’s request...

Speed limits

I’m surprised to see that when you drive from Bangalow to Lismore via Clunes and Bexhill the speed limit...

Valuing the lives of others

The language of the Australian government about the war in Gaza has hardened since the death of Australian aid worker Zomi Frankcom, along with six other people working for the World Central Kitchen charity, when their vehicles were hit by three Israeli missiles.

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School holiday tours to Australian Seabird and Turtle Rescue

With 349 turtles, 1349 birds and 81 sea snakes being rescued over the past three years, Ballina's iconic Australian Seabird and Turtle Rescue is modernising and expanding. Assistant Manager Amanda Philp talked to The Echo about what's happening at the rescue centre on North Creek Road during the school holidays.

Ballina MP Tamara Smith wraps up 2021

The Ballina electorate's representative in NSW state parliament has had an eventful year. The Echo caught up with Tamara Smith at Ballina Seabird & Turtle Rescue to talk about the political highlights and lowlights of 2021.

New logo and challenges for Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescue

With an increasing number of sea turtles coming into care, Ballina's iconic wildlife rescue charity based on North Creek Road has a new name and a new logo. It's now Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescue. President Anna Dicker spoke to The Echo this week.

Peace

Elimination by people-power voting is necessary to remove dictators from Russia, Israel, China, Iran, wannabe (again!) North Korea, to avoid what is heading toward...

Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.