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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.

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Rous Chair Keith Williams looks ahead

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project...

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Byron Bay’s first ever matured spirit wins gold medal at London Spirit Competition

While the Northern Rivers region is well known for its environment and lifestyle, it is also becoming known for...

Government fails to support dying at home in Northern Rivers

Approaching the subject of dying is always tricky, often awkward, and never easy. But when you are faced with caring for someone at the end of their life, it helps if you can find support from people who have already navigated the path.

Meet local firies and save lives, including your own

Meeting local firefighters and learning about home fire prevention is really important and more so in recent times and into the future.

Stories about "farming":

Resilience – what does it mean to you?

How do we create more resilient communities in 2021? The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow is kicking off from February 13, with a series of neighbourhood events planned across the area.

Will secondary dwellings remove agriculture from Tweed?

The impact of secondary dwellings on rural lots smaller than ten hectares in Tweed Shire will be discussed at this afternoons Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Deadly winter cow disease outbreak on Northern Rivers

Vets on the Northern Rivers are warning cattle producers to look out for deadly cow disease, Yersiniosis. You might know it as 'mud scours'.

Charles Massy interview – a look at regenerative agriculture

It took a drought and some deep reflection to turn farmer and author Charles Massy from a conventional farmer to one of the leading thinkers in...

Environmental grants for farmers, Landcare in Tweed

The NSW Environmental Trust has announced grants totalling almost $100,000 to educate farmers about sustainable practices and improve land management in the Tweed.

Time to end NBN’s mile-high adventure, claims NSW Farmers

In light of reports on NBN’s poor performance, NSW Farmers has called on the federal government to step in and stop the sale of...

SCU farm co-op program open for applications

A new Southern Cross University-led program has launched a project website that its says will provide resources to help primary producers add value to their products, strengthen their position in the marketplace and boost returns.

A Bountiful Orchard

Joel Orchard, farmer and food activist, is becoming a go-to person in the region on topics such as farming, food sovereignty and ecological agriculture.

Sustainable farming for the future

Sustainable farming guru, Joel Salatin came to Byron Bay's The Farm on Sunday to give a sold-out presentation on how to feed the planet without destroying it. Watch the video

‘World’s best farmer’ headed our way

The man Time magazine called the ‘World’s Best Farmer’ is coming the Farm, in Ewingsdale next month for a sold-out presentation about his farming success story.

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.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.