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Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge...

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Cartoon of the week – 27 October, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

A history of ‘freedom’ and the Northern Rivers vaccine divide

Among the many myths about the COVID-19 vaccines is a belief they contain live virus that a vaccinated person will shed in social and intimate circumstances. Along with many other vaccine myths, this belief is contributing to a significant divide in the Northern Rivers community.

Julian Assange: the name that cannot be uttered

Since the news came through I have been keeping an eye and an ear out for further reporting in...

Egotistic rabble

Strident anti-vaxxers claim that COVID-19 vaccination violates their individual sovereignty and freedom. However, there’s not a beep from them...

Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting.

Can businesses ask for your vax status?

Currently, throughout the business community, we are witnessing uncertainty with respect to business owners asking the question – should...

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Getting the creative and biz balance right

Local creatives have successfully achieved a number of places in the Graduate Certificate in Creative Business as they look at how they can scale their businesses.

Young people rewiring the world

It is all about perspective, and Rewire Youth Mag that features opinions, art, and ideas of the youth of the Northern Rivers is being launched next week.

Youth theatre recognised for mental health productions

Byron Youth Theatre were thrilled to be up in lights for their contribution to youth mental health when they won the WayAhead, Mental Health Association of NSW, Media and The Arts award for several of their productions including Mind Made Me.

Youth tackle eco-anxiety in new production

The conversation for young people has moved on from ‘Is climate change real?’ or ‘How do we slow or stop the impacts of climate change?’, to ‘How do we adapt?’.

Do you have something to say, art to show or questions to ask?

Young people on the Northern Rivers who have a point to make, have taken a photo or created artwork, or have a question to ask are being sought...

Byron youth challenge racism in latest production

Byron Youth Theatres latest production In My Skin is raising issues of of racism and prejudice that continue to negatively impact on the lives of all Australians.

Byron Youth Theatre ‘treating themselves’

The cast of BYT’s latest fun, action-packed production Treat Yourself will be seen by Year 8 students at Shearwater Steiner school and Year 7 students at Mullumbimby High this week.

Planting ideas or planting trees – the Byron Youth Theatre does both

The Byron Youth Theatre will be planting ideas and trees at this years The Planting at Woodfordia. They have been invited to the annual planting festival that aims to regenerate the site for future generations.

Youth theatre give treats the treatment

When did you last stop to take stock of how you treat yourself? How do we teach our children to care for themselves? Byron Youth Theatre is tackling these ideas through their 'Treat yourself' project that starts with the showing of That Sugar Film on April 27.

Celebrating positive mental health tomorrow

A celebration of hope and recovery for people with a lived experience of mental health issues and their families and carers is taking place tomorrow at the Lismore Town Hall.

Masters of disasters

If ever alarm bells were sounded for Ballina and ignored, they surely were those of former mayor and West Ballina farmer, Bert Barlow, in...

Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern Rivers Guardians (NRG) and North...

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting.