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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

Kashmir Miller: ‘the Green wave will expand’

Taking her first but definitely not her last steps into federal politics, the election campaign for Greens candidate for Page, Kashmir Miller, was exciting and tricky.

I am outraged

The insert in The Echo (8 May) could be taken to imply that cloud seeding was the cause of recent...

Who gets a voice?

After my tirade (Echo 4 May), against proposed changes to the Code of Meeting Practice at Byron Shire Council,...

Large bioenergy facility gets nod

Byron Council’s plan to build a facility that converts waste into electricity at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been given the green light by the Northern Regional Planning Panel

Incarceration Nation screens as part of Reconciliation Week

As part of Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3), Sisters for Reconciliation and the Cavanbah Reconciliation group will host a screening and discussion of the powerful documentary, Incarceration Nation.

Stories about "Border bubble":

Berejiklian’s COVID update: our ‘freedoms’ and the Queensland border bubble

Just before New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian gave her Coronavirus update at 11am, it was reported that Queensland has just announced that the border bubble with New South Wales will be reinstated, but not in the way many had hoped.

Tweed Cross Border Community Zone gets support from all parties

On Friday afternoon a virtual meeting was held by local politicians from both sides of the NSW/Queensland border who have united to establish a Tweed Cross Border Community Zone as a solution to combat the growing border crisis.

Elliot launches ‘urgent’ petition for border zone

Member for Richmond Justine Elliot, has launched an urgent petition to the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian calling on her to take up the offer from the QLD Government to establish a border zone on the NSW North Coast.

Reasons to be cheerful

After nine long years of being led by the least among us, Australia’s future feels optimistic. Thanks, Western Australia, you were instrumental in booting those numpties out! 

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

Progress at Ross Lane?

The perennial question 'is Ross Lane open?' edged closer to an answer yesterday, with Ballina Council discussing a range of options to solve the flooding problem which regularly cuts off Lennox's main access to the west. Ross Lane has been closed again this week.