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While Hamas exists, Palestine will never be free

In response to David Heilpern’s article regarding antisemitism and Israel, (Echo, July 3) it is probably generally agreed that...

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Northern Rivers blacked out as Essential Energy ‘sheds load’

24,500 customers in Ballina, Lismore and surrounding areas experienced an unplanned power outage after Essential Energy was directed to ‘shed load to protect transmission security’.

Remembering those who served, July 11 

The Byron Bay war memorial has witnessed its fair share of commemorations over the years – from ANZAC Day ceremonies to Vietnam Veterans Day services and many in between.

NAIDOC WEEK: Bundjalung art on show

Coinciding with NAIDOC week celebrations, Longstanding will be at the Lone Goat Gallery, located at the Byron Library until August 17.

New music festival for Mullum

Esteemed musician and founder of the Nimbin Roots Festival, Lou Bradley, is bringing a new musical venture to the heart of Mullumbimby. The inaugural Mullum Roots Festival is scheduled to take place in July 2025, promising a vibrant celebration of music, community, and sustainability.

Cartoon of the week – July 10, 2024

Letters to the editor The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that...

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Raising money for breastfeeding

‘The Milky Way’ movie is screening this Saturday in Lismore to raise money to replace Lismore's Australian breastfeeding association's hospital grade breast pumps.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Keep calm… it’s only a breast!

Nasty prudes need to stop picking on breastfeeding mums. Breastfeeding in public is not embarrassing. Being embarrassed by breastfeeding in public: now that is embarrassing.

Breastfeeding celebrated in new doco

While humans are the only animals that hide away to nourish their offspring, a new documentary that's about to get its Australian premiere in Mullumbimby hopes to shed some light on those hidden places.

Breastfeeding support has come a long way

Fifty years of breastfeeding support in Australia and 40 years for Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) northern rivers were celebrated by families in Lismore recently at their regular ‘mum 2 mum’ morning.

A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one group of Australians: the Jewish...

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire Council. I had always given...

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no money, and Council decided to...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore.