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Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

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Cartoon of the week – 10 August, 2022

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

Curved-space robot defies known laws of physics, heralding new locomotive technology possibilities

A robot engineered at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has done the unthinkable and flouted a steadfast law of motion, suggesting that new laws need to be defined.

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

Undesirable

​​An undeniable purpose in living is enjoyment, due to the fact that we have the capability to enjoy. What...

Bruns playground?

I have been fortunate to travel from Cape York Qld to Cockle Creek Tassie and as a grandparent always...

Stories about "Benny Zable":

Helping Benny help Marsha’s battle with cancer

If you live on the Far North Coast and you don’t know who Benny Zable is, then you haven’t ‘lived’ on the Far North Coast.

A tribute to life longactivist, Benny Zable

Artist-cum-activist Benny Zable, turned 75 on October 1, 2020. The last time I celebrated Benny Zable’s birthday was at the now-defunct Yippie Museum in NYC,...

Benny imagines a better future for us all

At almost 70 years of age, iconic local activist Benny Zable has after 42 years, left his home base at Nimbin behind and headed off into the wide blue to save other parts of the world.

Benny imagines a peaceful future

Last night in Nimbin, a small group of people gathered for a special ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of music legend John Lennon.

Getting the Lowe down on Benny Zable

As part of the current exhibition, 'Protest Songs: Artful Actions' at Lismore Regional Gallery and its sister exhibition, 'Artful Actions' at Lismore City Hall, the gallery has commissioned two films by local film-maker David Lowe which provide two very different portraits of Benny Zable.

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of purely political and so-called economics!...

Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton.

Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.

Have your say on aged care facility in Kingscliff  

The developers of new $150 million redevelopment ‘designed to meet the growing and evolving needs of seniors in the region’, are inviting Kingscliff residents to take part in community consultation.