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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Stories about "E zones":

E zones to be flexible for some land owners says Byron Council

E zones that have been voluntarily re-vegetated by the current land owner will not be subject to e zones without the landowners consent.

In defence of e-zone opposition

Maria Thompson, Main Arm.  Jan Barham’s article, published in The Echo (November 29) and entitled ‘Community key to protecting biodiversity’ presented an overly simplistic and...

North coast’s biodiversity hotspots ‘again under threat’

The fight to protect the north coast's world-renowned biodiversity is on again with renewed pressure to stop councils establishing environmental zones (e-zones).

Three days left to have your say on North Coast ‘CSG’ Plan

In the absence of a formal meeting north of Coffs Harbour to discuss the North Coast Regional Plan, Ballina Environment Society has organised a Public Information Session on the subject tonight.

State govt ‘taking an axe’ to native vegetation

A multi-million-dollar vegetation mapping system that has proved overwhelmingly defective is just the latest in a series of threats to the state’s native vegetation, particularly on the north coast, say key environmentalists.

E zone review pits farmers against environmentalists

The Northern Councils E Zone Review Final Recommendations Report, announced by NSW planning minister Rob Stokes last Tuesday, has predictably divided environmental groups and the peak body representing NSW farmers.

Ballina MP tried to divide the community

Cr Jeff Johnson, Lennox Head. As a Ballina Shire Councillor I take offence at Don Page’s letter comments that ‘Ballina and Byron shires zoned large areas of farming land as environmental zones in their draft LEPs’ and that Mr Page had to ‘intervene on this to protect farming and food production in the two shires’.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021