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Locals protest pollution to air and farming of Casino incinerator

Toxic air pollution is what Northern Rivers residents will get if the incinerator that has been touted for the Richmond Valley Jobs Precinct in Casino goes ahead say locals who protested the incinerator on Saturday. 

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Flogging a petition

In a blatantly political move, the Tweed Chamber of Commerce is flogging an online petition calling for the appointment...

The need to elaborate

While we certainly share the concerns of Christopher Wright (Echo 9 Nov, 2022), as long time anti-war, peace activists,...

Guitar Journeys & Symbiosis

Two of the Gold Coast’s iconic artists, Felicity Lawless and Black Rabbit George (aka Tijuana Cartel frontman Paul George)...

Poppy seed tea causes hospitalisations and product recall

People are advised to check the poppy seeds in their kitchens following a nationwide recall of poppy seed products linked to poisoning. 

Appeal to locate man missing from Lismore area

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Lismore area.

Where is the love?

Driving past our new-ish Hollywood-inspired ‘LOVE’ sign on the way into Mullum had me reflect on the reality that...

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Butler St caught in the glare of Byron bypass lights

Byron councillor Jan Hackett is attempting to address the impact of that the high-powered street lighting on the new Byron bypass is having on local residents.

Byron bus interchange work stopped over potential Indigenous midden

Archaeologists will be assessing the discovery of a potential Indigenous midden in the path of a new transport hub for Byron Bay.

Byron bypass a road too far for Council?

The Butler Street Residents Group (BSRG) is pursuing an alternative route to the current Byron bypass. BSRG proposes utilising the work currently done for the bypass and then running it down the existing transport corridor of the unused railway line.

Byron mayor handballs questions on staff powers back to staff

The aggressive pursuit in the courts of the personal information of Butler Street residents by Council staff late last year has been revisited after a question put to the mayor by activist John Anderson was handballed back to staff to answer.

Locals opposing Butler St bus terminal

The Butler Street Community Network strongly opposes the proposed Byron Shire Council acquisition of the Crown lands, Butler Street Recreation Reserve and its intended development as a bus terminal, 24-hour carpark and central business district (CBD) expansion zone.

Byron Council pursues Butler St residents

Is Byron Shire Council trying to stifle the community’s rights to reject unwanted or questionable development? The question has been raised after it emerged that the council is pursuing court costs from Butler Street residents over their bypass challenge.

Ballina ‘Steps Up’ against domestic and family violence

The Ballina community came out in force to ‘Step Up Against Domestic Violence on Friday.

Education shaping up to be a key battleground in NSW election

There is a teacher shortage and both the NSW Greens and Labor are focussing their efforts on highlighting the situation the NSW public education system is in as they campaign for the next NSW election. 

Tallow wallabies

Further to Maggie Brown’s letter regarding the incident on Tallow Beach of a wallaby having to be shot by WIRES owing to dog-induced stress...

Floodwaters essential for ecosystem rejuvenation say experts

Along with the human, infrastructure and economic devastation wrought by recent floods, come environmental costs and even benefits.