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Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Stories about "EMR":

Outrage at proposed NBN tower near school and pre-school: Durrumbul

A proposed 45m NBN tower within 500m of the local school, pre-school and residences has outraged the Main Arm community who are gathering this Thursday to highlight community opposition and voice their objection to the tower being built.

Wilsons Creek Telstra tower recommended for refusal

Byron Shire Council staff have recommended that a controversial application from Telstra to build a 4G mobile phone tower on Wilsons Creek Road be refused.

EMR resistance meeting  at Wilsons Ck Hall

A newly formed community group against a proposed Telstra mobile-communications tower in Wilsons Creek are holding their next meeting at Wilsons Creek Hall tonight. 

Electomagnetic radiation meeting called

Organisers of an upcoming landmark class action lawsuit against the federal government and Telstra are inviting the public to a meeting on August 4 at Mullum’s St John’s Primary School Hall.

Wilsons Creek residents take class action against Telstra tower

A nationwide class action is being filed against government and industry for harmful exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) by Wilsons Creek locals over the development application for a Telstra microwave tower in their valley. 

Could Optus tower near nature reserve impact birdlife?

Gary Opit and Carmel Daoud, Wooyung. After reading Fast Buck’s letter (Echo 11 April) entitled Denying public voice, that stated, ‘Staff are currently proposing changes...

Smart meters and EMR

C Cameron, Mullumbimby. To those who are concerned about the increase in Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) in our lives, be aware, as smart meters or digital meters are...

Not much communication from NBN

Mike Stav, Mullumbimby. The so-called ‘community consultation’ by NBN Co at the Coorabell Hall last Thursday was a failure at both assembling the ‘community’ and...

NBN health risks

Diana Sweeney, Federal. Many of us who live on a hill in the Byron shire have been approached by the NBN – or will be in the not too distant future. Currently, the decision to erect an NBN tower on private property rests solely with the land owner.

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now. This time it’s an ecotourism...

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.