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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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4WDs multiplying on Seven Mile Beach?

Beach users in Lennox Head are reporting much higher numbers of 4WDs on Seven Mile Beach recently, along with...

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.

Recycling polystyrene just got easier at Lismore’s Recycling & Recovery Centre

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre has a new machine that can recycle polystyrene which will help the facility increase the capacity to deal with this earth-wrecking synthetic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-polymer.

NRCG Volunteer Expressions of Interest

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is calling for expressions of interest for volunteers to support the gallery through assisting with front-of-house operations, customer service and sales.

No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

NSW – bad to worse

While Gladys has left the building and we have a new religious fanatic in the top job, things are...

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Bob Brown criticises Adani move to arrest journalist

Environmentalist Bob Brown has warned that Adani’s latest move to arrest an Indian journalist is designed to scare media away from investigating the company’s activity.

Tarkine summer blockade launched

The Bob Brown Foundation has moved in overnight to establish a blockade camp in the Pieman River area of takayna/Tarkine, in Tasmania.

Anti-Adani protester hit by man on horseback

A woman in her 60's has been knocked down against a Clermont showground gate by an out of control man on horseback opposed to the peaceful Stop Adani Convoy event.

Big Scrub best conservation festival on the planet

The main tent at Sunday's Big Scrub Rainforest Day was filled to absolute capacity with half of the audience spilling out into the parklands at Rocky Creek Dam

Bob Brown remains an inspiration

Carole Gamble, Mullumbimby Creek Having listened to a number of politicians spitting out diatribe and  pre-scripted speeches  over past weeks it was an absolute joy...

Bob stands beside Dawn for Richmond

Though his political career is officially done and dusted, Bob Brown still has plenty of clout when it comes to talking to voters about the Greens

Bob Brown honours environment worker shot dead

Former senator and leader of the Australian Greens Bob Brown paid a special tribute at Bangalow on Friday night to the environment officer shot dead near Moree last week.

The Greens’ Mr Brown in town

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlyReA7HAFI He may have retired from politics but Bob Brown says he will be Green until the day he dies. This weekend he was in...

Bob Brown exclusive interview

http://youtu.be/DVONqJuq7hY While Bob Brown was in our region for the Byron Writers’ Festival, Byron Echo editor Hans Lovejoy caught up with him for a chat....

Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...