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Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

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Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

It’s World Oceans Day!

It's World Oceans Day and we just wanted to honour that with a few photos from our library.

Ballina refuge fundraising campaign launched

Politicians from across the spectrum joined Ballina Women's Refuge campaign ambassador Mandy Nolan recently at The Cove Restaurant to launch a fundraising campaign for Momentum Collective's Woman's and Children's Refuge.

Free advertising

S Darling, Mullumbimby I think Dan Murphy’s put their vans outside schools and skate parks to elicit some free advertising. It’s...

Tweed Greens highlight the plight of koalas

Protecting koalas is still at the forefront of conservation efforts in the Northern Rivers and Greens chair of the NSW government koala inquiry Cate Faehrmann MP recently visited Murwillumbah.

PM must prioritise gender equality at G7 Summit

An Australian women’s development organisation, the International Women’s Development Agency is urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison to prioritise gender equality at the upcoming G7 Summit in Cornwall this week.  

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Essence of Byron mega hotel rejected by govt panel

A massive proposal for a 146 room tourist hotel proposal at the old Byron Woolies site has been knocked back over exceeding the floor...

Residents group want you to #protectByron

The Byron Residents’ Group are encouraging people who want to make a submission against the West Byron development to do so today before the deadline.

Residents group urge limits on large fest site

Two residents groups are urging the public to attend an upcoming meeting by a government agency to hear community’s concerns over allowing a Yelgun...

Byron coastal plan written by Utopia

Cate Coorey, president, Byron Residents' Group. The ad in the Byron Shire Echo from Byron Council on the Coastal Zone Management Plan was surely written...

Elements resort seeks to redesign approved cabins, roads

Managers of the soon-to-be-opened $100m Elements Of Byron resort have played down fears that a DA modification – now extended for public submission – significantly expands existing floor space for 96 of its 193 cabins.

Control plan for ‘unwanted’ West Byron under scrutiny

Byron locals are being urged to attend a public meeting tonight to have a say on the shape of the controversial ‘unwanted mega suburb’ of West Byron.

West Byron consultation a token gesture: residents

Byron Residents’ Group has described Byron Shire Council’s community consultation for the West Byron Development Control Plan a ‘token gesture’. The group is calling for 'ra real say in the design of the biggest single development in Byron’s history’.

Free speech before free rocks

Jo Faith, Newtown. I note your report that Byron Residents Group have received a letter from an international law firm King and Wood Mallesons informing them to silence their views on the rock wall construction at Belongil Beach.

300 rally to stop the rocks

About 300 people braved blustery weather on Byron Bay Main Beach on Sunday to show their opposition to Byron Shire Council’s plan to build a rock wall in front of council land and private property at Belongil.

150 koalas spotted at Byron Bay Library

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson will open an exhibition of ‘portraits’ of Byron Bay koalas this morning at Byron Library.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre....

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.