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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

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Interview with NORPA dancer Alice Misty Boscheinen and writer and performer, Kate McDowell

When Alice and her support worker Kate venture into the forest for the night – the shapeshifting Dingo is ready for them. Into the Forest is a magical theatre experience performed and devised by dancer Alice Misty Boscheinen with writer and performer Kate McDowell, who is also Alice’s support worker off the stage. Directed and devised by NORPA’s Artistic Director, Julian Louis, Into the Forest explores themes of caring, independence, friendship and fantasy.

Mullumbimby home seriously damaged in fire

A home on Ann Street, Mullumbimby, was badly damaged in a house fire over the weekend.

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

NPWS cancels meeting with traditional owners over hazard reduction burn

Local Minjungbal Indigenous leaders are asking the National Parks and Wildlife Service to consult with them over a planned hazard reduction burn at Billinudgel Nature Reserve but a scheduled meeting was cancelled by NPWS.

Who dobs on the dobbers?

Back in August 2016 – oh, it was a different time! – treasurer Scott Morrison was talking about Australia being a nation of ‘the taxed and the taxed-nots’'…

The ghost in the archives #7

On June 19 thirty years ago came the front-page news that Mullumbimby was to have a levee bank, a decision later reversed, obviously. Councillors made the decision without a public meeting beforehand.

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The Marshalls Creek at Billinudgel has peaked

The SES says they are not expecting any further flooding at Billinudgel for this current event and that Marshalls Creek at Billinudgel has peaked below the minor flood level.

Are you affected by flooding in the north of Byron Shire?

In 2017 the region was devastated by the impact of Ex-Cyclone Debbie with homes, livelihoods and lives being lost. The draft North Byron Floodplain Risk Management Plan is on exhibition and your feedback is vital.

Local RFS recruits getting hands on during training

The RFS is back on track training new recruits for the Rural Fire Service (RFS) as they prepare for the next fire season.

Byron Shire’s first theme park

A ‘rural living’ theme park has been proposed in the north of the Shire.

Comment on flooding impacts in the north of Byron Shire

The impact of flooding on residents and businesses in Byron Shire is significant. The future development of business areas and residential housing will have a lasting impact on how flooding affects everyone, and this is your chance to comment.

New early warning flood system for north of Byron Shire

Saving lives and property is the key driver behind the $250,000 grant announced on Sunday afternoon in Billinudgel.

The Billi Christmas affair – enjoy a laid back afternoon of fun in the sun

An afternoon to unwind, celebrate and get ready for Christmas. Come down and check out the new vibrant open space and support the great Billinudgel businesses that are getting back on their feet after Cyclone Debbie.

Ocean Shores teen charged over assault at tunnel party

A 15-year-old Ocean Shores male was arrested at Byron Bay last Friday and charged with GBH over an alleged assault against another teenager at a party in a disused railway tunnel.

It is time to celebrate Billinudgel

Billinudgel is reimagining itself and will be decking its streets in preparation for spring as it creates a new festival for the town this September 22.

Time for some fun as Billinudgel reflects on Cyclone Debbie

Billinudgel is inviting everyone to celebrate a year on from Cyclone Debbie as they come together to reconnect and reflect on the last year at the flood anniversary gathering this Friday, April 13 from 5 till 8pm.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BRFR

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.