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Self-defence explained

For those still confused, killing 38,000 unarmed civilians, a third of which were children, would not be self-defence, (however...

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Broken Head Quarry development plan rears its head once again

Long-dormant plans to turn the former Broken Head Quarry site into a residential development have lumbered out of the bush like a bewildered dinosaur.

A tribute to Brunswick Heads locals 

In a world saturated with carefully curated images geared toward personal brand building, a genuinely candid photo is a refreshing and beautiful thing.

Interview with Nicki Parrott

After three decades of touring and performing in the US, Europe and Japan, acclaimed jazz musician Nicki Parrott is making a triumphant return to her homeland, bringing with her a new album Feelin’ Groovy – that pays homage to the iconic sounds of the sixties and draws inspiration from the carefree lifestyle of her new home in the Byron Shire.

Maive takes on illiteracy in the Northern Rivers

Lismore student Maive McKenzie will be a World Literacy Foundation Youth Ambassador for 2024 and will serve as a local advocate, aiming to increase education and community awareness about the importance of reading and writing and to lift literacy rates in Northern Rivers.  

Ongoing roadworks

In response to Scott Wilson (Echo 29 May) questioning Byron Council’s spending on roads and infrastructure, the truth is...

Byron’s No Bones welcomes new head chef Bianca Palmer

No Bones Byron Bay is excited to announce the arrival of their new head chef, Bianca Palmer, saying her ‘extensive culinary background and passion for plant-based cuisine are set to bring a fresh wave of innovation to our restaurant.

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Editorial – We’ve had complaints

The Australian Jewish Association (AJA) sure did stir up a lot of complaints to The Echo, given their inflammatory and inaccurate statements in their page 5 advertisement last week. 

Editorial – 2022 in the Echo rearview mirror

Herewith is a brief summary of 2022, as seen through the Echo lens. Given the constrained space, only a few topics can make it in.

Christmas cover 2022 – Everyone Needs A Home

The artwork on the cover of the annual special Christmas edition this week is by Echo artist and talented illustrator, Tamsin Smyth. It is an homage to the many unique and wonderful native plants and animals that call the Byron Shire home

The Echo Northern Rivers 2022 Flood donation appeal at $74k

This is no joke! At 11.30am today The Echo Northern Rivers 2022 Flood Donation appeal had raised just over $74,000 and has distributed $70,000 to groups helping flood-affected communities.

Echo GoFundMe already supporting flood recovery

In response to the devastating floods in the area, last week The Echo started a flood appeal to get money where it is needed ASAP. So far the fund has already given $4,000 to local flood recovery services.

Cartoon of the week – 2 March, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Australia Wears It Purple for LGBTQI+ youth

Wear it Purple Day has a different look this year with LGBTQI+ students and supporters mainly at home, but the sentiment is not lessened by that, and our young rainbow people still feel the love.


Following certain developments over the last couple of weeks, it is starkly obvious that those at the ICC in the Hague believe that ‘c’...

Youth suicide?

ABC News reporting on youth suicide in remote communities at an alarming rate? The Elders are using Aussie Rules to keep youth occupied and...

Affordable housing

I’m wondering how long before the temporary emergency disaster relief housing project on Prince Street, Mullumbimby becomes permanent, or has that happened already? Don’t...

Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

Crisis response needed from NSW state government as listings for priority housing increase over 100 per cent in multiple Northern Rivers regions.