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At Esperanza Farm you can taste the difference

Story & Photo Melissa Butters Down at Esperanza Farm, you’ll find Jerrod and Susana Henderson and their four children, raising...

Call to extend Job Keeper for live music industry

Blues Festival organiser Peter Noble has joined calls for the government to step forward and Save our Stages and support musicians and workers in the live music industry as they struggle to make ends meet.

Interview with Barry Ferrier

Forty years ago, musician Barry Ferrier rolled into Byron Bay. It was an idyllic place – with surfie bohemian types rubbing shoulders with the old school locals. Barry has been an integral part of a growing, thriving, and always-changing music and arts scene here. It all started when he teamed up with blues harp blower, and surfing legend, Rusty Miller. Barry spoke with The Echo about the early days, ahead of his nostalgic reappearance with Rusty, at the Rails, on Sunday.

Mobile library returns to the Northern Rivers

The Richmond Tweed Regional Mobile Library was a common sight around the region prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is once again going to be out and about for readers from this week.

Is the failing state of the planet causing our youth to be stressed?

Poor mental health in youth is an ever increasing problem. It is often flagged at by the media and various organisations, and whilst there are often brilliant resources that can be found, when it comes down to the cause of the increase in mental illness in Gen Z, parents and caregivers tend to put it (somewhat jokingly) down to our phones.

DA approval raises concerns over landslips and flooding

Council’s willingness to defend residents’ amenity and properties has been raised by concerned locals and residents following the outcome of the land and environment court case in Bian Court, Ocean Shores.

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Clarrie Hall Dam red alert for blue-green algae

Council has issued a red alert for blue-green algae at Clarrie Hall Dam following its latest water test results.

Blue-green algae amber alert at Clarrie Hall Dam

Tweed Shire Council says its reticulated water supply remains safe to drink as water treatment processes remove any potential toxins, together with taste and odour compounds, from blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae alert downgraded at Bray Park Weir

The recent rainfall has helped downgrade blue-green algae alerts across the region. Bray Park Weir has now been downgraded from amber to green which means...

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Bray Park Weir

Tweed Shire Council are assuring residents that the mains water supply for Tweed Shire remains drinkable despite the amber alert for blue-green algae for...

Blue-green algae alert at Clarrie Hall Dam and Bray Park Weir

The amber alert for Clarrie Hall Dam has been downgraded to green and a green alert has now been issued for Bray Park Weir.

19 archaeological sites to be inundated by dam

Tweed Shire Council say that the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed raising of Clarrie Hall Dam has met a milestone with completion last week of the cultural heritage excavations.

There is no life without water: time to save

Yes, the recent rain is wonderful, but acting on water use restrictions must become our usual way of life, at least until the drought is over.

The ‘new gold’-diggers: water ‘miners’, desperate farmers and thirsty councils

As local governments across the Northern Rivers announce increased water restrictions, more regional politicians are backing an end to water extraction for the bottled water industry.

Water restrictions likely by Christmas for the Tweed

The council’s target is for residents to use 160 litres per person per day.

Understanding the impact of raising Clarrie Hall Dam

Aquatic habitat in Doon Doon Creek and the Tweed River will be mapped over the next year by scientists from EcoLogical who are looking at how the raising of Clarrie Hall Dam may impact on fish and other aquatic species.

Two charged with assault in seperate incidents

A man and a woman have been charged with assault after seperate violent incidents last week, one in Byron Bay and one in Mullumbimby.

Lismore police pursuit ends in charges

Police say a man has been charged over alleged pursuits and a crash overnight.

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale species. During an eight-month study at...