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COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to...

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Evidence-based claims on Dunoon Dam

Why is it that all I hear from the pro-dammers is: ‘Save Our Dam’, ‘Build the dam’ or some...

Biodiversity, not dogs

Alison Drover’s comment is a welcome reminder of what Byron Shire, at our core, is representing – biodiversity. How do...

Master Mariner Bill Fenelon looks to the future of Tweed Shire

Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running...

A better way

The Rail Trail ad in the last Echo concludes with ‘We can’t think of a better way to experience...

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Where is agriculture going in the Northern Rivers?

As the climate emergency bites, and the population grows, farmers are becoming more innovative than ever. The passion and imagination of the Northern Rivers agricultural sector makes this a place to watch.

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Reconciliation Week a time to celebrate Kuku Yalanji Country

During Reconciliation Week we are reminded that one of the most important things to Indigenous Australians is their connection to Country.

Can you afford to help protect the Daintree?

The Rainforest 4 Foundation is teaming up with the We Are Explorers group to crowdfund the money to buy a block of land to be transferred to the Daintree National Park.

Mullum group saves more precious Daintree rainforest

Mullumbimby-based non-profit organisation Rainforest Trust Australia is celebrating its purchase of nine properties in the Daintree lowland rainforest to protect endangered wildlife and wind back the impacts of inappropriate development. 

Saving the world one development at a time

Rainforest Rescue recently received the prestigious Thorsborne Award at the 2018 Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Cassowary Awards night in Cairns.

Rainforest Rescue races to save property

Rainforest Rescue is out to save Lot 19, Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Kimberley, ‘from an extremely high threat of destruction’. ‘This precious Daintree rainforest is...

Coffee company to the rainforest’s rescue

The Daintree Rainforest is still in loads of trouble and a local company, Byron Bay Coffee is going to match dollar-for-dollar donations received in donation boxes at local cafes they supply.

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.