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Cockroach climate

The cockroaches in the Byron Council offices are experiencing bright daylight at night. They are trying to determine whether...

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Northern Rivers Recovery and Resilience Program announces 36 projects

Bridge expansions, upgraded pumps, enhanced evacuation routes and nature-based projects are just a few of the 36 projects being...

Free healthy lifestyle program for families

Go4Fun is a free 10-week after-school program for children aged 7-13 and their families, which aims to support their health and wellbeing.

The bridges of Ballina Council

Ballina Shire Council has started preliminary investigation works at Fishery Creek Bridge, on River Street, and Canal Bridge, on Tamarind Drive, as part of their plan to duplicate both bridges.

Alternate facts?

According to David Shoebridge of the Greens in a recent sitting in the senate, the UN has named Australia...

Where the children can play: Lismore’s new Lego café

Walking through Lismore’s elegant Starcourt Arcade, a new burst of colour appears in one of its little shops, instantly prompting two children to squeal in delight: ‘Legoooooo!’.

Reclaiming childhood in the ‘device age’

A century and a half ago, the visionary Henry David Thoreau declared people had become ‘the tool of their tools.’  In this device-driven age of smartphones, social media, and artificial intelligence, few observations could be seen as more prescient. 

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Could smart speakers protect women against intimate partner violence?

New research from Monash University examines the practical, ethical and political challenges of using smart home technologies to protect women from intimate partner violence in their own homes. Should we embrace 'Big Sister'?

Sixteen days of activism to target domestic and family violence

The NSW Police Force and Rotary have announced a new partnership aimed at raising further community awareness of domestic and family violence across NSW. This comes as the internationally recognised '16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence' campaign begins tomorrow.

Ballina DV campaign goes international

Ballina-on-Richmond Rotary Club's domestic and family violence prevention campaign is rippling far beyond the Northern Rivers, sparking interest and support from across Australia and the wider Pacific. The Echo caught up with Rotary District Governor Dave Harmon to find out more.

DV spike highlights lack of govt funding

Paul Bibby The Northern Rivers region has seen a spike in domestic violence incidents over the past two years, highlighting the need for more government-funded...

Join V Day and end violence against women and children

A V Day flashmob dance is taking place at 7am tomorrow morning on Main Beach in Byron Bay to bring raise awareness of the need to end violence against women and children around the world.

More action needed on family violence: Interrelate

A relationship education organisation that operates out of Lismore hopes the $100 million government package to combat domestic violence will include more funding for respectful relationship education.

A grim commemoration

US President Jo Biden, responding to a question, made the comment that the US is considering the dropping of the prosecution of Julian Assange. How...

Infrastructure for east end of Mullum

Mullumbimby was founded 135 years ago. In the 1960s sewerage was introduced, as was I suppose drainage infrastructure. Are we living in the 1920s...

Save Wallum now

The Save Wallum campaign has been ongoing and a strong presence of concerned conservationists are on site at Brunswick Heads. How the state planning...

Can Council’s overturn their decisions?

NSW Labor planning minister, Paul Scully, when asked about the Wallum estate by local MP Tamara Smith (Greens)  in parliament on March 20, said,...