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Local triathletes claim another title

The Byron Bay Breakers Triathlon Club has won the North Coast Interclub series for the second time after finishing on top of the table ahead of the Clarence Valley Stingrays and Hat Head Hammerheads.

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Enova enters into voluntary administration

The Enova Community Energy Board announced Tuesday that Enova Community Energy and Enova Energy, its retail electricity arm, have been placed into voluntary administration.

Women scientists are less likely to be credited for their work

Gender gap in publication and patent authorship suggests women’s contributions to science are ignored or unappreciated.

Closed door decisions to determine coastal works

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP) will this week quietly decide whether temporary coastal protection works at Clarkes Beach will be allowed to remain there for a further five years under the authority of two government agencies.

Next step for Byron Shire coastal management

Byron Shire Council will move to the next step of their Coastal Management Program (CMP) that will cover the Shire’s southern coastline and Belongil estuary, after an ongoing grant was approved by the NSW government

Vale Bruce Kent

Bruce Kent (22.8.29–8.6.22)  was one of the greatest compassionate advocates for disarmament and humanity: • General Secretary 1980–85 CND (Campaign...

Regional Wollumbin Art Award open to young and old

People from every walk of life are being encouraged to enter the Wollumbin Art Award (WAA), especially First Nations and young artists. 

Stories about "Federal election 2019":

Editorial: The age of deep fake

As the dust settles from May 18, the first casualty from the federal election appears political polling following anger and confusion at the misleading federal election prediction.

How Murdoch and the miners screwed us yet again

Let’s get a few numbers straight first: this was not a landslide or a blowout and the people of Australia did not fall in line behind the grinning salesman Scott Morrison...

Apocalyptic Election Juggernaut Edition

The Echo’s front cover last week went down somewhat better than the election results for many and we’ve had plenty of questions about the...

Page candidate Q&A

Responses from five of the seven candidates for the May 18 election are as follows.

Editorial: Dear federal member of parliament

Despite pressures to the contrary, it is your role to represent your constituents not only locally but in how the country is being run.

Richmond candidate Q&A

Responses from five of the eight candidates for the May 18 election are as follows. There was no reply from Morgan Cox (Christian Democratic Party...

Nats candidate embroiled in eligibility fiasco

The eligibility of Nationals federal candidate Matthew Fraser has come under question after sitting MP Justine Elliot (Labor) provided evidence that he has a...

Climate protesters to hit the streets on election day

Members of Extinction Rebellion Byron Bay will take to the streets of Mullumbimby this Saturday to urge locals to think about the survival of the planet when casting their vote in the Federal Election.

Is Elliot loosing the essential swinging voter in Richmond?

Labor's proposal to support fracking in the Northern Territory is highlighting the risk for many locals of voting for Labor over the Greens in a seat like Richmond where there is a real chance of The Greens winning the seat.

Lismore forum calls on government to ‘Raise the Rate’ of Newstart

Could you pay your rent and bills, buy food and try look for work or training on $40 a day? ACOSS are in Lismore on Friday and are asking you to join them at their forum to raise your voice for Raising the Rate of government support for job seekers on Newstart.

Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

The Lismore City Council has voted against asking the federal government and NSW Northern Rivers Reconstruction Commission [NRRC] for prioritised land buybacks and swaps after devastating floods earlier this year.

Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.

Park trouble for BARCO

A group of dog owners who met at the common shed at the Brunswick Heads Sports Fields last Sunday say they were confronted by three men with a dog who were camping at the location.

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.