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Local legend awarded for her work with Red Cross

Kerrie Gray has recently received a Medal of the Order of Australia and is also Ballina Shire's newest Senior Citizen of the Year. She met The Echo in Alstonville to talk about the ongoing crises facing our region, and what everyone can do to help.

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Perrottet’s election gamble on cashless pokies

It would appear ClubsNSW is not having a good year, and today’s announcement that the NSW government has proposed a gambling reform policy that would ensure all poker machines in the state become cashless by 2028 hasn't made it any better.

Lismore Thistles launch youth player academy

Former Northern NSW Coach of the Year, Chris Layland, has joined the Lismore Thistles Soccer Club to help foster...

Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

Better outcomes start with teachers who believe in inclusive education

For all students – particularly those with additional needs – a teacher who doesn't believe in inclusive education can be harmful.

Protesters stop logging at Doubleduke

The latest in a series of actions to save trees and habitat, native forest logging has been halted this morning by protests in Doubleduke state forest, between Grafton and Casino.

The Banshees of Inisherin

At the tail end of the Irish Civil War in 1923, on the fictional Irish isle of Inisherin, folk musician Colm Doherty abruptly begins ignoring his lifelong friend and drinking buddy Pádraic Súilleabháin

Stories about "Brunswick Heads foreshore":

Byron mayor in cahoots with holiday park trust

Michele Grant, Convenor, Foreshore Protection Group. We witnessed another standout performance from mayor Simon Richardson as he boldly handed over the last piece of disputed...

Did Byron mayor lie over van park motion?

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads.  Byron Shire Council's decision to support NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust putting their development plans for Massy Greene and Ferry caravan...

Last chance for council to retain Bruns foreshore

Michele Grant, Convenor, Foreshore Protection Group Brunswick Heads Caravan Park boundaries and license conditions are on Byron Shire Council's agenda this Thursday (25/8). Agenda Item 13.10...

Brunswick Heads locals to debate ‘shock and awe’ redevelopment

Controversial plans by the state government to redevelop the Brunswick Heads boat harbour, including dredging and a new marina, is set to be hotly debated tonight (Monday) at a public meeting.

Brunswick Heads locals ask where will the children play?

Brunswick Heads residents are set to pack out the historic village’s memorial hall on Monday night to debate the controversial state-government approved makeover of the town’s popular foreshore parks.

Bruns parks submission process ‘corrupt’

Brunswick Heads residents claim the submission process for controversial redevelopment plans for the town's public foreshore caravan parks and reserves is corrupt and are calling for an independent assessor to be appointed.

Fond memories, but is greed taking over Bruns?

Jane Flower, South Golden Beach. I read Gaye's obituary (18 Feb) for her mother Norma Keir (the Brunswick Heads picture lady) with affection and interest. But what now for the Bruns she cherished?

Wasted prosecution over Bruns park action

Tom Tabart, Bangalow. Readers are now aware that a district court judge has over turned a conviction for ‘disposing of stolen goods’ found against community activist Michele Grant.

Call to save historic memorial trees in WWI centenary

Brunswick Heads residents are outraged at plans by managers of the town's caravan parks to cut down endangered memorial cypress trees in a foreshore reserve.

Bruns foreshore walkway must be reinstated

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. It would appear that Ordinance 71 is being used by the NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust (NSWCHPT) to thwart not only the intent and spirit of that regulation, but the long standing community demand for a reinstatement of the foreshore walkway along Simpson’s Creek in Brunswick Heads.

Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

New Lismore refugee support group starting up

A local group from the Lismore area, the Lismore Region Refugee Settlement (LRRS), have come together to support refugees settling in the area. 

A tribute for Richard Moloney

Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.