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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Vape Culture
Tobacco companies are in your home and in your school. They are quite possibly in your kid’s school bag. They have their sights set on your children; your precious kids are their future. They need to groom your babies into addiction so that their shareholders can continue to suck in their grubby toxic profits. The lips of the tobacco industry are on the soft fleshy cheeks of your babies and they are sucking hard. They are vaping the life out of your kids.
Man dies in custody in Casino
A critical incident investigation is underway following the death of a man in Casino today.
Jeremy Buckingham back to legalise cannabis
Former NSW Greens MLC Jeremy Buckingham is back on the hustings as the lead upper house candidate for the Legalise Cannabis Party in the NSW state election.
Victoria offers solutions for a kinder world
Local author, Victoria Thompson, is so passionate about protecting animals that she spent eight years researching and writing the book Animals Are Us – a guide to a kinder world.
Lismore candidate Ross Honniball
With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.
NSW Greens MP defends Nats smear
NSW MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has defended a political post on Facebook by Nationals candidate Josh Booyens. Booyens claims Smith...
Seat of Lismore has 1,000 new constituents after Electoral Commission redistribution
There are about 1,000 new constituents in the Byron Shire hinterland who at this Saturday’s election come into the Electorate of Lismore because of a NSW Electoral Commission redistribution.
Stories about "Countback":
Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?
Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.
Lismore Council chooses costly by-election over ‘countback’ if a council position becomes vacant
New Councillor Big Rob took to the floor of the Lismore Council chambers during the first council meeting (Tuesday 11, January) to repeatedly speak...
The Good Life
Byron’s chocoholics’ Easter destination
The Love Byron Bay boutique has been specialising in unique cocoa encounters for nearly a decade now. In this time they have sourced an...
The Good Life
Full Moon natural wine festival!
Full Moon Festival by Luna Wine Store welcomes 30 of Australia’s most exciting winemakers and natural wine importers to the region on Saturday, 6...
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Famous plant-based market food
Victoria Cosford Arianne Schreiber has a confession. ‘I pretty much sleep with cookbooks’, she tells me – and I completely empathise! Those for whom cooking...
Swimmers take plunge for mental health
Swimmers took to Byron Bay pool and swam over 2000 laps to raise money to help improve services to support youth mental health. Laps for...