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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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NSW gears up for humpback migration with expanded disentanglement team

An expanded team of specialised rescuers are poised and ready to launch as tens of thousands of majestic humpback whales begin their annual migration along the NSW coastline.

Byron Rebels continue strong run in local rugby union

The Byron Shire Rebels put on 83 unanswered points against Lismore Rugby Club last weekend at Shultz Oval, capping...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why are we so blasé about violent pornography?

Why is it a turn on to hurt us? Recent intersectional studies have shown that online misogyny and violent pornography are contributors to a sharp rise in domestic violence. In NSW alone, police attend 500 incidents every day. If there were 500 threats or incidents at banks, or to the government, we would be in a state of emergency. Instead we stop, shake our heads, we listen to good men in government speak empty words, make a few promises, and move on. If you’ve ever lived through violence, it’s pretty well what your abuser does after hitting you.

Angels Beach Drive, East Ballina temporarily closed today

Angels Beach Drive, East Ballina has been temporarily closed due to a broken water main just north of Prospect Bridge.

Housing: too important to leave to private market

It saddens me every time I get to the back of The Echo and see all the real estate...

Kinship Festival returns Saturday 25 May to Murwillumbah

The Kinship Festival – a free North Coast cultural festival led by First Nations people – will be held in Knox Park, Murwillumbah on Saturday, 25 May.

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No room for koalas in budget?

Friends of the Koala is not impressed by the lack of provision for wildlife protection in the federal budget announced last night, as species including the koala move closer to extinction.

Ballina Greens announce ticket for 2024

Aiming to build on their two existing councillors, the Ballina Greens have announced their team of candidates for the upcoming Ballina Shire Council elections, set for 14 September this year.

NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejects controversial development on Ballina floodplain

Yesterday the NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejected Gemlife’s proposal for a major 'seniors living' development on a flood prone site on Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina.

July 29 is International Tiger Day!

Picture yourself in the heart of a vast and ancient jungle, surrounded by towering huge trees holding untold past secrets. The air is thick with nature's beauty, and the sounds of wildlife create a melody of life.

Wildlife hospital powering ahead at Macadamia Castle, and coming to TV

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is going from strength to strength since relocating to the Macadamia Castle, on the Hinterland Way north of Lennox Head, in October. Matilda the mobile vet hospital is now based next to the electric vehicle charging stations and there's a renewed focus on native wildlife and education within the park.

Gondwana Festival launched

Adventurers and conservationists are collaborating to celebrate the regeneration of a beautiful, ancient landscape in a month-long festival.

Sea Shepherd screens Chasing the Thunder in Byron

The latest film from Sea Shepherd is Chasing the Thunder, a thrilling high seas adventure where two marine conservation captains go on a hundred-day chase of the illegal poacher and pirate fishing vessel, the Thunder.

South Coast swaps out marine sanctuaries for fishing zones

Vital sanctuary zones in the Batemans Marine Park are set to be scrapped to accommodate for more recreational fishing.

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.

Ben’s passion for native bees

Ocean Shores Community Garden has recently had a rescued native bee hive installed, adding to the diversity and health of the garden and helping ensure vital pollination well into the future.

Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

The Darling Muffs of May need your help to reach fundraising target

Raising money to support frontline services for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has been the driving force behind the Darling Muffs of May’s fundraising this year.

Why does Iron Gates developer get another bite at the DA?

Locals, concerned residents and other parties were left in the dark for the first 15 minutes of the Iron Gates (Goldcoral Pty Ltd) Land...

Death and Dying expo May 25

On Saturday May 25, a free Death and Dying expo will be held at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 10am-2pm.