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Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

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The North Coast Mud Trail is ten!

Fifteen local pottery studios will soon open their doors and reveal their latest ceramic art creations for the 10th Anniversary North Coast Mud Trail, recently launched at Ignite Studios in Ballina.

Tweed research hub battling chlamydia for koalas

A unique koala facility on the Tweed Coast is playing a key role in the battle against the chlamydia.

Pedal power celebrated at Murwillumbah film night

Those with an interest in films and cycling will be in heaven this Thursday night (August 11) when the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah hosts the Big Bike Film Night.

Evans Head, Iron Gates DA public planning meeting coming

The current development application (DA) for the flood and bushfire-prone site of the Evans Head, Iron Gates development will go before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP) on 30 August.

A melodious morning

Dean Doyle and Sophistication are back this week for Morning Melodies at the Ballina RSL. Dean, Narelle and Paul...

Bruns underground car park reconsidered 

Byron Council’s decision to approve a controversial mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads that would include the town’s first underground car park could be overturned at this week’s meeting, with a group of councillors moving a rescission motion.

Stories about "Brazil":

Byron Brazilians rally for the Amazon

Byron Brazilians have rallied 'to protect and to fight for nature, to fight for the indigenous, to fight for what is right'.

Greed, corruption and spiritual romanticism meet in the Amazon

Echo reader Cristiano Araujo journeyed to the Amazon and met the ‘People of Truth’, the Huni Kuin.

Syntropic farming mimics the forest and regenerates the soil

Mimicking the forest has provided degraded farms in Brazil a new lease on life. Syntropic farming is now making its way to our region as farmers look at new ways to approach sustainable farming.

Byron’s own ‘Crocodile’ is in the MMA house

A lot has happened in the one short year since Extreme MMA Byron Bay brought out a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts fighter and coach from Brazil.

Kerr runner-up in El Salvador

Gold Coast surfer Josh Kerr, top seed at the Reef Pro El Salvador and current ASP World No 9, was one to watch in...

Another lay day for Rio Pro

Organisers of the Billabong Pro Rio are running out of time. Yesterday, continued small surf in the one-to-two-foot (0.5 metre) range saw the fifth...

Billabong Pro in Rio

Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Rio at Barra da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro in Brazil, has been played out and ASP World Champion...

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.