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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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Big Rob: ‘no comment’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Candidates have until noon on Wednesday, November 3 to register with the NSW Electoral Commission.

#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

Around 50 people gathered on Friday morning at the big fig tree near the Condong sugar mill to join the world-wide #Bigbadbiomass protest against the use of biomass to create energy and to emphasise that burning biomass is not ‘environmentally friendly’.

10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Two views of animal welfare on the Tweed

Local MP Justine Elliot recently announced that an Albanese Labor Government will invest $1 million to build the new animal pound and rehoming centre at Lundberg Drive, South Murwillumbah.

Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

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Is Byron really an ecological community?

As 2017 dawns – and we are already beginning to smash temperature records – Dr Greg Wilding asks what we are doing locally to belong to a more ecologically sustainable community.

Byron talks solar as poles and wires selloff vote looms

A major symposium in Byron shire tomorrow featuring climate scientist and author Tim Flannery puts the spotlight firmly on the solar revolution and community-driven renewable-energy projects.

Help Byron transition to renewable energy

Noah Yamore, Mullumbimby, for Byron New Energy. The Eco Park is having a Symposium this Saturday, March 21, from 2 till 7 pm with Dr Tim Flannery heading a round table panel discussion on how we transition to a clean energy economy.

New solar building is a honey

Noah Yamore Mullumbimby. The solar revolution for energy independence can be seen at the new Byron Eco Park at Greys Lane, Tyagarah. The solar renewable energy building and honey processing plant are open on Thursday from 3:30 pm each week.

Solar revolution on show at Byron event

If climate change is worrying you, or you’re sick of spiralling energy bills, some of the latest solutions will be explained or on show tomorrow afternoon at Tyagarah.

Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...