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Byron Shire now included in north coast catchment CMP

Work underway on the development of the Richmond River Coastal Management Program (CMP) now includes parts of the Byron Shire, say Council.

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Markets could return to Byron’s Butler St Reserve

Byron’s weekly farmers’ market may return to its traditional home in Butler Street Reserve after detailed soil testing found that the park was less contaminated than was feared.

Adam Liaw at Sample festival: 4 September

Northern NSW’s premier food event, Sample Food Festival is returning to the Bangalow Showground on Saturday 4 September 2021,...

The right decision

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby I would like to say ‘congratulations!’ to musician Lisa Hunt, but really, for what? It was a relief...

It’s National Homelessness Week

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events

Fifteen arrested in Brisbane protest

Police say they have arrested fifteen people following protest activity in Brisbane CBD this morning.

Pennings and Adani to continue court battle

The Supreme Court has formalised orders agreed out of court by both Adani and Ben Pennings in relation to a decision handed down on 25 June 2021.

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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.

Drug tests taken over Nimbin MardiGrass weekend ‘invalid’ says MP

The validity of the roadside drug tests (RDT) conducted over the Nimbin Mardi Grass weekend in early May has been questioned after police were recorded breaching testing protocols during the weekend blitz.

Government fails to protect koalas

Greens MP and Committee Chair Cate Faehrmann said the Government’s response to the NSW Upper House Inquiry into Koala Populations and their Habitat, released yesterday, indicates it has no intention of acting upon many key recommendations made by the Committee in order to stop koalas becoming extinct in NSW before 2050.

Why RDT (roadside drug testing) is failing

Why, you might ask yourself, is there roadside drug testing (RDT)? The answer on most people's lips – that it improves safety on the roads and reduces accidents – would be the logical answer; yet former magistrate David Heilpern recently made it abundantly clear that this is not the case.

A Sunday to save koalas in New South Wales

From banners and signs to dressing up as our much-loved tree-dwelling marsupials, yesterday was a day to stand up for koalas.

Koala inquiry chief calls for urgent koala rescues

The head of a state koala inquiry has written to the premier asking for urgent rescues of wildlife from bushfire-affected areas in northern NSW.

Bravo Mungo

Robert Gibson, Byron Bay Mungo’s Crossword last week was, for me, both challenging and charming. Echos of the great man’s wit and erudition rang through this...

One sided

Rachael Terry, South Golden Beach I am really shocked and disappointed at the one-sidedness of The Echo reporting on the COVID-19 vaccination debate. Any dissenters...

Paradise lost?

Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay ‘Take your masks off!’ yelled the young scruff at my companion and me, as he speared his skateboard between our coffee table...

Dunoon Dam

Nan Nicholson, The Channon Being a Rous County councillor must be a hard job. The workload of reading reports must be enormous and keeping communities informed...