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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Storytelling at its best in Ballina

A new community storytelling event will take place at the Ballina CWA Hall on Sunday September 11.

Erection of pods in Mullumbimby

I am writing to you all with the belief that the housing pods earmarked for Mullumbimby are ill conceived...

A long and chequered career in cooking

When she was just 16, Elizabeth Jackson was kicked out of a home economics class – not because she burnt a pot or had a collapsed sponge, but because she made a black wedding cake.

‘We’re back!’ Homecoming for The Channon market

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached far beyond things most people expected – one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far North Coast is held.

Kids Big Day Out at the Byron Writers Festival 2022

If you are a kid, or you know a kid who loves books, reading and creativity, then Byron Writers Festival’s ‘Kids Big Day Out’ on Sunday 28 August is the ultimate event for you!

More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish 

Having lived in so-called ‘Australia’ for a decade, Irish born singer-songwriter, Áine Tyrrell, rewrites what is imaginable every step of the...

Stories about "electric cars":

Electric Boogaloo on the Northern Rivers

After several years of consideration, 2021 was the year that we got an electric car (EV). Six months later and with rising fuel prices we have no regrets. But what’s it like to own an electric car in Byron Shire?

From horsepower to human power

Punters in Mullumbimby have taken the call to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to a whole new level. 

Ballina Council goes electric and supports climate action

Ballina Council is driving the purchase of an electric car and installation of an electric charging facility as they begin to move towards an electric fleet.

Two-thirds of Aussies expect to buy an electric car: survey

Australia is set to become an electric car country in the not-too-distant future, a new survey commissioned by the Australian Climate Council suggests.

Death spiral for cars – by 2030 you probably won’t own one

By 2030, you probably won’t own a car, but you may get a free trip with your morning coffee. Transport-As-A-Service will use only electric vehicles and will upend two trillion-dollar industries. It’s the death spiral for cars.

Australia could lead the world in solar-powered electric vehicles

The shift from petrol cars to electric vehicles appears to be more than a consumer-driven, Tesla-inspired phenomenon. The big utilities are also getting on board.

Tesla Motors just killed the motor car

‘Adios gas-powered cars.’ That was the reaction of Barclays analyst Brian Johnston last week to news that Tesla Motors had received orders for nearly 200,000 of its Model 3 electric vehicle in less than two days.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...