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Local legend awarded for her work with Red Cross

Kerrie Gray has recently received a Medal of the Order of Australia and is also Ballina Shire's newest Senior Citizen of the Year. She met The Echo in Alstonville to talk about the ongoing crises facing our region, and what everyone can do to help.

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Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of...

Iconic Mondays

The iconic Reggae Monday is coming back to the Beach Hotel after a long break, and just in time...

Corporate governance breaches

I totally agree with Warren’s comments on our system of free-market capitalism in Australia, (28 January). This is despite...

Protesters stop logging at Doubleduke

The latest in a series of actions to save trees and habitat, native forest logging has been halted this morning by protests in Doubleduke state forest, between Grafton and Casino.

Valentine’s Day

Victoria Cosford Is there anything lovelier than the sight and the scent of a blue lotus? It’s a flower and...

Flood rebuilds hampered by ‘like-for-like’ insurance clause

Attempts by flood-affected homeowners to retrofit their homes with flood-resilient materials are being cruelled by insurance companies and builders, a local resident says.

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Mullumbimby Moonshiners raise reserve grade rugby union shield

The Mullumbimby Moonshiners took home the Far North Coast Rugby reserve grade premiership after beating Ballina 20–7 at Crozier Park, Lismore in September.

Byron Bay rugby gets big win over Grafton

Byron Bay have fought their way back into the top four of the Far North Coast rugby competition with a dominant 46–6 win over the Grafton Redmen at the Recreation Grounds last Saturday.

Lennox Head rugby too strong for Byron Bay

Lennox Head have nabbed third spot on the Far North Coast rugby ladder after beating Byron Bay at home 30–17 last Saturday. ‘Considering it was...

Rugby juniors play in country championships

The Far North Coast have come fourth in the U/18 Country Championships. The U/18 FNC went down 28–4 in the play-off for third to the...

Byron Bay rugby in winning form

Two weeks ago the boys in blue and white took the long bus trip to play the Casino Bulls in the Far North Coast...

Byron beaten in union third round

Byron Bay were beaten 38–17 at home by Lismore in the third round of Far North Coast Rugby on Saturday.

Hot competition for FNC Round 1

Round one of Far North Coast Rugby was always going to be a heated exchange between Bangalow Rebels and 2013 premiers Lismore City.

They’re changing the guard in Byron Bay

There was a changing of the guard in Byron Bay’s thrilling 22–20 win against Ballina in the opening round of Far North Coast Rugby on Saturday.

Shiners to play Lismore in ‘belter’

Dean Trevaskis The Mullumbimby Moonshiners strengthened their position on top of the Far North Coast Rugby table on Saturday after collecting maximum points against the...

Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

New Lismore refugee support group starting up

A local group from the Lismore area, the Lismore Region Refugee Settlement (LRRS), have come together to support refugees settling in the area. 

A tribute for Richard Moloney

Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.