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A disappointing limbo? Byron candidates on delayed council elections

Mr Dey, incumbent Mr Lyon and four other mayoral candidates were already busy campaigning for the top spot when NSW Local Government Minister Shelly Hancock delayed the election for a second time.

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Why the rush?

Sara Rath, Goonengerry I was born in Byron Bay and I am deeply concerned for the known and unknown impacts of...

Kingscliff’s new ambulance station won’t be on State Significant Farmland

Concerns over the new Kingscliff Ambulance station being placed on State Significant Farmland were raised following the announcement of funding for the new ambulance station by Health Minister Brad Hazzard earlier this month.

With avocados, farmer fresh is best

There are many different avocado varieties, but walk around the supermarket and you might get the impression there is...

Spyware unplugged – New software attacks cast a light on cybersecurity

A major investigation conducted by news organisations has found that governments around the world may have been spied on by a malicious software called Pegasus.

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‘Felicity’ raising funds for local RFS and wildlife

The Tree Faerie took a photo of Felicity Cahill in the ruins of the bush near her house and has had the image printed on to canvas as an auction item to raise funds for the Northern Rivers RFS and fire-affected wildlife.

The right advice for snake bites

Once upon a time the first-aid for snakebite included things like tourniquets, incisions, suction, and electricity. As it turns out most of these cures are harmful and in some cases, fatal.

Welcome to the Machine

No matter which way you look at it, the statistics around poker machines are devastating. Every day, money is wasted, homes are gambled away, families are broken and lives are lost.

Power to the people: take the climate crisis into your own hands

If you had to walk a kilometre to pump your water from a well, do you think you would be careful how many drops you used?

Been thinking about going off the grid? Here’s some firsthand advice

Thinking about going off grid? ‘Do it!’, says local filmmaker David Lowe.

Local filmmakers set to Go Viral!

A collection of new micro films are set to Go Viral in the latest project from Screenworks and all three regional offerings will come from the norther rivers.

Thousands welcome the new year in Byron

Thousands of revellers converged on Main Beach in Byron Bay last night to celebrate the beginning of 2014.

2013 in pictures speaking volumes

2013 the year in Photos by Echonetdaily snappers Jeff Dawson & Eve Jeffery

The Challenge of MMA – fighting men’s depression

Anthony Williams suffered from depression and anxiety for ten long years. He finally found something that was for him, better than any drugs. He discovered Mixed Martial Arts and decided to train with a professional academy.

Chris exposed at the Northern

It was not an easy task for the judges of the final at last night's Northern Exposure held at the Great Northern Hotel in Byron Bay.

Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

A flyer circulating within the community is making claims against the government's COVID-19 powers, and provides supporting legislation, claiming the information provided is to...

Highest Hapki yusul award given to former Rosebank resident

Ross Kendall Jarrod Taylor has received the Ninth Dan – the highest award in Hapki yusul, the martial art from which Hapkido is derived, from...

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning the country championship, being selected...

Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.