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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

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Iona Herbs

Pam Morrow from Iona Herbs is a one-woman-show. She has spent her whole life growing herbs and produce on...

Jeff Johnson calls for generational change at Ballina

The next in our series of interviews with Ballina Council hopefuls for the December election features Cr Jeff Johnson, who is also nominating for mayor after thirteen years service on council.

Slanted and bulldozed

Thanks to Paul Bibby for his (22 September) story, which addresses the outcome of the Council meeting on 16...

STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually...

Poison killing wildlife

Take bird-killing poisons off our supermarket and hardware shelves. Rodent poison containing SGAR is having a devastating effect on...

The 29th annual Ernies a shocking look at misogyny

Has lockdown made misogyny worse? We could find out tomorrow when the 29th Annual Ernies Awards for sexist remarks give out their gongs

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Domestic uni students resume study online at SCU while international students remain locked out

More than a week into third semester, Southern Cross University [SCU] operators say students will have to continue learning online thanks to Covid 19 concerns and restrictions.

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even busier. Formed originally in response to...

Storylines – the education gap

Access to a good quality education can ensure that an individual will be successful in life. Unfortunately for Indigenous Australians, equal access to educational...

Could pyrolysis help solve the plastics crisis?

Philippe Dupuy from the Lismore Environment Centre thinks there is a role for pyrolysis technology in dealing with the global plastic waste dilemma, with new technology making it possible to turn plastic waste into a useful resource.

Growth pains for Ballina Coast High School?

Ballina Coast High School has announced that demountables will be used to accommodate extra students next year. How could a newly-built $50 million state of the art super-school already be full to overflowing?

Opposition to Education Department’s new behaviour strategy

Three groups who have the welfare of our children in common, have come together have come together to voice their strong objection to the Department of Education’s mishandling of changes to the suspension and expulsion policy.

‘We are not pointless’: fee hikes for the humanities 

An overhaul of fees in Australian universities will see humanity courses cost more than double of what students are paying right now. But what does this mean for Australia and its future?

Students are not citizens – Australia’s new educational policy

Was Australia's education too effective at giving students the tools to become active, knowledgeable citizens? Are young people who are confused, apathetic, and ignorant of political processes what conservative politicians are really looking for?

List of schools closed today due to bushfires

More than 50 schools and TAFE campuses are closed today due to bushfires.

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Northern Rivers Mud Trail this weekend

Local ceramic artists will be opening their studios across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires over the weekend, as part of the Northern Rivers Mud Trail.