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The war on cats

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek marked National Threatened Species Day by 'declaring war on feral cats'. She wants to give...

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Local footballer selected for Australian School Boys

Ballina Coast High School student Jacob Carre has been selected to tour with the Australian School Boys side after...

Young farmer forging ahead

Despite growing up in Sydney, James Daaboul says he has always been drawn to the idea of living on the land. A couple of years ago he turned that dream into a reality, leaving behind a stable job as a set builder and carpenter for greener pastures in the Northern Rivers.

Labor’s budget falls short on flood funding: MP

Tamara Smith, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens Disaster Relief Spokesperson, has welcomed an additional $150m in funding for the Northern Rivers and Central West flood recovery in Tuesday’s NSW budget.

A record collector’s dream

Record collectors and sellers will fill the Bangalow Moller Pavilion this weekend for the inaugural Northern Rivers Record & Music Market. Stall holders from Queensland and New South Wales will present over 10,000 vinyl records and CDs from pop to hard rock and more for collectors to add to their record stacks!

Cycling race in Lismore this weekend to raise money for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Whether it is getting on the track or watching the cyclists there are plenty of ways to get on board with the Lismore 2023 – Byron Bay Cycle Club Road Race this Sunday 24, September in Lismore’s CBD.

Tiny home demolition

I refer to the article in The Echo (6 September) ‘Disabled war veteran’s tiny home faces Council demolition order’. Byron...

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Festival of Small Halls coming to Eureka

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia.

Congrats councillors – can you follow through?

Geoffrey Cotton, Clunes Byron Councillors must be congratulated on their newfound concern to protect high-value agricultural land from inappropriate non-farm uses, especially those resulting in residential...

Eureka Hall’s scrap metal drive to raise funds 

Eureka Hall president, Scott Abrahams, says organisers are having a ‘scrap metal drive to raise much needed funds for our little community hall’.

Tales of urbanisation in rural landscapes

A development planned for Eureka has some of the locals pretty upset at what they see as Byron Shire Council breaking their own rules to accommodate the construction of 15 ‘rural living lots’ on what is currently farmland.

Byron Councillors – call out the DA at Eureka

Geoffrey Cotton, Eureka Recently, a development application (DA) was lodged that threatens some of the state’s most valuable farmland at 149 Federal Drive, Eureka. The DA,...

Pothole capital

Nick Mills, Eureka Yay, I just paid an $824 bill for one broken wheel, no doubt a subliminal message from my car saying ‘enough’ of the...

Locals not happy about Eureka church sale

Resting on what must unarguably be one of the prime pieces of real estate in the Byron hinterland, is the Eureka Uniting Church. Locals are unhappy that the property is for sale.

Leading on localisation, plastic free

Standing proudly in the Eureka Football Club canteen is a poster emblazoned with the words ‘Eureka FC – Playing for the Planet’.

Eureka multiple occupancy (MO) approved

A new multiple occupancy (MO) for fifteen dwelling sites near Eureka was approved at last Thursday’s Council meeting, subject to conditions.

Bowlo suffer first loss in Twilight cricket

The Thomas, Noble and Russell squad inflicted the first loss of the season on The Bowlo in the Byron Bay Brewery Twilight Cricket Competition...

No more Hottentot

I have received a petition from Change.org to change the name of Hottentot Crescent, Mullumbimby to another South African word, ‘Khoisan’, also totally irrelevant...

Call to Jewish my brethren

I call upon my brethren and Jewish Australians and Israelis who have made their permanent home here and are eligible to vote in the...

Liberal councillors walk out during Tweed mayoral election

Yesterday Liberal councillors James Owen and Rhiannon Brinsmead walked out of the extraordinary Tweed Shire Council meeting in protest against the way the Mayor of Tweed Shire is elected. 

Rehab centre Buttery celebrates 50

Binna Burra-based rehab centre, The Buttery, celebrated 50 years of serving the community this year, and held a gala dinner for 150 supporters in Tweed Heads on September 14.