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Fire danger period to end early for Northern Rivers

Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley are among the local government areas (LGAs) that will see an early end to  the Bush Fire Danger Period.

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Stolen ute, ransacked service station and vandalised police cars

Stolen Brunswick Heads ute allegedly taken on wild adventure ransacking service station and being party to vandalising police cars before being abandoned in the bush at Coraki.

Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

Tintenbar-East Ballina face tough test to make LJ Hooker cricket finals

Tintenbar-East Ballina (TEB)senior cricketers face a stern test to make it through to the finals of the LJ Hooker first grade league after losing to Casino in their most recent two day-game.

Man missing more than two weeks

Tweed Byron police are asking the public for help finding a man reported missing for more than two weeks.

Short film awesomeness

Flickerfest and iQ are back, Thursday to Saturday at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Go on a remarkable cinematic journey...

Bulldozers

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

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Indigo Grey represents Ballina in Youth Parliament

Sixteen year old Ballina student Indigo Grey has recently returned from the Youth Parliament in Sydney. She and her mum Natasha sat down with the Echo to talk about the experience, and Indigo's ambitions for the future.

Tweed MP saves koalas from logging – for now

The NSW governments Private Native Forestry (PNF) bill, put forward by the Nationals, was withdrawn on Monday by agriculture minister, Dugald Saunder, after several coalition MPs said they would cross the floor rather than support the bill. 

Kangaroo Protection Bill introduced to NSW Parliament

There aren't many countries whose animal emblem is so maligned and Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson has introduced a controversial bill to New South Wales Parliament that would ban the killing of kangaroos.

Israel Palestine

Audacious, humane, sensible, permanent. Achieving such a solution to the present Middle East crisis would require persons of state, that, unlike the current ones...

Byron Dog Rescue: 20 years of lifesaving love and dedication

Celebrating two decades of compassion and dedication to our four-legged friends by Byron Dog Rescue.

Stolen ute, ransacked service station and vandalised police cars

Stolen Brunswick Heads ute allegedly taken on wild adventure ransacking service station and being party to vandalising police cars before being abandoned in the bush at Coraki.

Byron Council reduces fossil fuel investment to 56%

Byron Shire Council investments in projects linked to fossil fuel production decreased significantly after the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) relaxed rules last year.