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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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New partnership set to ReCirculate plastic waste into construction material

Turning the Northern Rivers' unwanted plastics into a reusable commodity is one step closer, with Southern Cross University and CRDC Global signing a new partnership agreement.

Bangalow Bowlo amalgamation update

Managers of The Bangalow Bowlo say the community witnessed a ‘nail-biting cliff-hanger moment’ late last year, when a 66 per cent ‘Yes’ vote among members paved the way for amalgamation between Bangalow Bowlo, and Norths Collective’

A bone of contention

Along with over 20,000 locals I would like answers from Tweed Shire Council, and the state government, to the...

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.

What’s next for Ballina? Mayor Sharon Cadwallader’s view

This is part two of an in-depth interview with Ballina's Mayor Sharon Cadwallader. The first part examined what's happened since she was elected in 2022. The Echo also asked Cr Cadwallader what she sees coming along the road for Ballina in 2023, and beyond.

3×3 basketball rocks far north NSW

Basketball NSW (BNSW) has teamed up with the Office of Sport, Indigenous Basketball Australia and local communities to run...

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Christmas cover 2022 – Everyone Needs A Home

The artwork on the cover of the annual special Christmas edition this week is by Echo artist and talented illustrator, Tamsin Smyth. It is an homage to the many unique and wonderful native plants and animals that call the Byron Shire home

Storylines – Upcycle the festive season

♦ Budgeram means story in Bundjalung language. Here comes Christmas, the festive season; the year is drawing to a close and we put the icing on the...

Celebrate Bangalow’s Christmas tree festival 

A forest of Christmas trees, created by local Bangalow community groups will go on display in Bangalow’s Uniting Church from Sunday.  Following a visit to...

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

The gift of belonging and the Christmas story of short-term holiday letting

If Jesus was born now and the government knew his folks were rubbing shoulders with mules, lowing cattle and bleating lambs, child protection would have swooped in to remove the baby.

Don’t stuff your pets this Christmas

It is important to remain pet smart this silly season and stay vigilant over what we are feeding our pets over the festive season AND resist the very tempting urge to give a pet as a present

Christmas packs for Ballina families in need

Christmas will be a little brighter this year for numerous families experiencing domestic violence, thanks to family packs from the Rotary Club of Ballina on Richmond being distributed by Momentum Collective.

BoM predicts warm and dry Christmas Day

The Bureau of Meteorology says that Australians eagerly await their Christmas Day forecast – should Christmas lunch be inside or outside, will the surf be safe for a swim, will it be wet on the roads; these are just some of the questions they help you answer each year

Tweed bringing their decoration A game for Christmas

Tweed Heads is getting ready for the big red guy in boardshorts on a mal to come surfing up on December 25 and the street banners and decorations have been installed to welcome him.

It’s beginning…

Richmond Valley Council is one of the first on the Far North Coast to announce the Community Christmas Festival Calendar.

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.