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Surf films make a splash at Byron Bay Film Festival

Surfing is a central part of Byron Bay’s identity and this year’s surf films are certain to bring the whole community together in a celebration of athleticism, wild seas and sheer joy in our exquisite environment.

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Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

Bioenergy facility funding rejected

Mayor Michael Lyon is downplaying a funding rejection for Council’s much touted Bioenergy Facility proposal by a federal government agency, claiming other funding sources are available.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.

Don’t forget your life jacket

A statewide waterway compliance blitz has found a that a large number of boaters are failing to carry and wear a lifejacket as requuried.

Oliver’s happy hens

‘If you can look after fifty chickens’, Oliver tells me, ‘you might as well look after 500.’ In between...

Acid sulfate soil run off impacting health of fish and Tweed River

Acid sulfate soil (ASS)-related runoff from floodplain drains is affecting water quality and the health of fish in the Tweed River and Tweed Shire Council (TSC) are seeking to assist landholders with improving water quality projects. 

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Developer proposes light industrial in Federal

Tasteful, reasonable and useful? Or noisy, oversized and intrusive? This is the question at the heart of the debate over a light industrial development that has been proposed for the heart of Federal.

Questions for the candidates for Page

The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Page the same five questions. All candidates responded and those responses have been published in the order that they were received.

Federal Community Children’s Centre recognised by Department of Education

Federal Community Children’s Centre director, Mandala Diehl, says the Centre's unique Bush Tucker Living Classroom and community-based centre received a high commendation from the Department of Education in November 2021.

Should film and TV productions go ahead while locals remain locked down?

Locals are questioning the criteria for filming Coke ads and Love Island in Byron Shire, claiming film companies ignore regulations around shooting drone footage and perform illegal earthworks.

Wanted: Bangalow and Byron ‘Induzzy’ reps for town projects

Residents of Bangalow and the Byron Arts and Industry Estate are invited to apply for positions on the Byron Shire Council’s Place Planning Collective

Corporate welfare gone mad? $10.3 billion to prop up fossil fuels

According to new research from the Australia Institute, fossil fuel subsidies cost Australians a staggering $10.3 billion in financial year 2020-21, with one Commonwealth tax break alone exceeding the $7.82 billion spent on the Australian Army.

Mobile library returns to the Northern Rivers

The Richmond Tweed Regional Mobile Library was a common sight around the region prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is once again going to be out and about for readers from this week.

How to reply to Council’s draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy?

With Council’s draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy causing alarm and stress within the hinterland community, the Main Arm Residents Association (MARRA) have authored a guide to help residents lodge a submission. But remember this policy also applies to urban areas.

Local RFS recruits getting hands on during training

The RFS is back on track training new recruits for the Rural Fire Service (RFS) as they prepare for the next fire season.

Wilsons Creek residents told to enact fire plans: fire meeting Mullumbimby

Tuntable Falls, Terania Creek Road and Terania Creek residents have been advised to leave and residents of the Byron Shire are being called to a fire meeting in Mullumbimby at 11am.

Just us, with the wild goat

Simon Haslam I don’t know if you can recall one of those luminous moments in your life when it just seemed to be you, perhaps...

Lambruk Pantry

Simon Haslam Lambruk Pantry is a family-owned local gourmet providore based in the heart of the Byron Shire. If you’re looking for something classy, that’s...

Oliver’s happy hens

‘If you can look after fifty chickens’, Oliver tells me, ‘you might as well look after 500.’ In between a steady stream of customers...

Alstonville takes out top tier of the Oceania Cup

The Oceania Cup delivered exciting and close football for the 19 teams that competed across last weekend at the Alstonville FC’s Crawford Park fields. The...