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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Have your say on housing and growth

Lismore City Council is seeking community feedback on two draft plans intended to guide the location and type of housing to support recovery in coming decades.

NSW gov’t accused of ‘pork barrelling’ in Ballina electorate

As people on the Northern Rivers last week endured the anxiety of severe storm warnings and pre-dawn emergency alerts, a visit from the state’s emergency services minister was barely announced.

Wahlburgers in Byron

Walking into Wahlburgers on Sunday arvo, the sun was shining, the staff were smiling, there was a nice vibe...

Acid sulfate soil run off impacting health of fish and Tweed River

Acid sulfate soil (ASS)-related runoff from floodplain drains is affecting water quality and the health of fish in the Tweed River and Tweed Shire Council (TSC) are seeking to assist landholders with improving water quality projects. 

What drainage works can residents expect?

With a third La Niña now underway, The Echo asked Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway, what flood-affected residents can expect regarding drainage maintenance.

Torres Strait Islanders win historic human rights fight

A group of eight Torres Strait Islander people have made international legal history, after the United Nations Human Rights Committee found that the Australian Government is violating its human rights obligations to them through climate change inaction.

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Boomerang Festival gets a hand

Harvest Cafe and The Three Blue Ducks joined forces last Friday at Coorabell Hall to raise funds for the Boomerang Festival.

Boomerang Festival needs your help

The Boomerang Festival is in its final weeks of a crowd-funding campaign and is hoping the northern rivers public will contribute.

Budget boomerang

Byron Shire Cr Paul Spooner. The announcement of the 2014 Boomerang Festival not going ahead demonstrates the critical importance of arts funding to maintain a vibrant arts and cultural sector.

2014 Boomerang Festival cancelled

Organisers of the Boomerang Festival of first nations have announced the 2014 event will not go ahead and said they are rebranding it as a biennial event. The announcement follows a withdrawal of funding.

‪Boomerang Festival set to return ‬

Organisers of the inaugural Boomerang Festival of indigenous music and culture held at Tyagarah over the weekend were boyed by its success and crowd response, vowing it will come back bigger and better next year.

Boomerang Festival takes off

Renowned actor and dancer Ernie Dingo will MC the opening ceremony of the Boomerang Festival at 6.15pm today hoping to create history by inviting festival goers to participate in Australia's biggest Flash Mob experience.

In Conversation with George Negus

George Negus is one of Australia’s most loved broadcasters. Loved for what has been called his ‘warm, common touch’, as a journalist Negus has long been the champion of the underdog, and a voice of reason when it comes to tackling complex social issues. Negus is one of the featured speakers at Boomerang Festival.

Boomerang heading our way

http://youtu.be/QVCWQd_6go8 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the famous Yirrkala bark petitions that changed the way Australia related to its first peoples. So it’s...

Bow and Arrow’s eccentric duo

Bow and Arrow are an eccentric husband-and-wife duo that live in a big love bubble in the Blue Mountains. Bow (Mindy Jane) met Arrow (Mitchell Kwanten) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and they have been partners in crime ever since.

Finding her Tribe

Mandy Nolan My mountain greets your mountain, my river greets your river, my Tribe greets your Tribe. Prepare to be immersed in the powerful sounds of...

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.