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The zucchini omelette returns!

Victoria Cosford After a near 12-month absence, brother and sister team Rob and Michelle Costanzo from Nomadic Kitchen are coming...

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Cartoon of the week – 21 February, 2024

Send to Letters Editor Aslan Shand, email: [email protected], fax: 6684 1719 or mail to The Letters Editor, The Echo, 6 Village Way, Mullumbimby, 2482, NSW, Australia.

Affordable housing summit next week

As the affordable housing issue shows no signs of easing in the near future, key figures in the housing, property, and finance sectors will come together to tackle the country’s housing challenges at the ninth Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

Man missing more than two weeks

Tweed Byron police are asking the public for help finding a man reported missing for more than two weeks.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Ballina Council have removed any doubt that the development of housing on land it owns in Wollongbar is for the benefit of ‘key workers’.

Breaking bad promises

It’s so hard to introduce urgently-needed reforms in today’s fevered media climate that governments tiptoe around problems and hardly dare to act.

Stories about "fire":

Climate crisis fuelling NSW summer of extremes

NSW residents have been caught off guard this summer, as increasingly volatile weather has flung communities between dangerous fire conditions, extreme heat, fatal floods, and unprecedented humidity.

Brunswick/Byron fire update

Due to overnight rain on the Bayshore Drive fireground, the fire between Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay has been downgraded to PATROL status, with responsibility returning to local crews.

Tyagarah bushfire cause under investigation

Fire-fighting crews are to continue monitoring and mitigating the bushfire at Tyagarah today while an investigation into its cause continues.

Northbound M1 closed – truck on fire at Stotts Creek

A truck on fire has halted busy Monday peak-hour traffic in the northbound lane of the M1 south of Stotts Creek on the approach to Cudgen Road Tunnel.

Disaster management needs different approach

Disaster funding must favour social capital and community building, rather than just ‘mopping up’, the head of the philanthropic organisation, Northern Rivers Community Foundation, says.

How to avoid setting your political pants on fire

While in opposition, Anthony Albanese was endlessly critical of Scott Morrison's inaction over the climate emergency, and his lack of meaningful support for Australians as they faced unprecedented bushfires and other calamities. So, does our current prime minister hold a hose, and if so, does it contain petrol or water?

Casino fire destroys old coal tower

Fire has destroyed an old coal tower overnight at Casino causing disruptions to the Brisbane-Sydney rail corridor.

Be a firefighter on open day

Byron firefighters will hold an open day this weekend which is just as much about fun as it is about the serious issues of fires.

A busy end to NSW’s the Bush Fire Season

Yesterday was the official end of the 2022-2023 Bush Fire Season for New South Wales after the Bush Fire Danger Period was extended several weeks.

Appeal for information following suspicious house fire – Goonellabah

Investigators are appealing for information after a house was destroyed following a suspicious fire at Goonellabah yesterday.

Bypass the supermarket duopoly

With more and more people feeling the pressures of Australia’s cost-of-living crisis and the government launching investigations into supermarket prices, there has never been...

Byron Bay local is 2024 Glover Prize Finalist

Local watercolourist Dave Sparkes has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 John Glover Prize, Australia’s prestigious landscape award.

Time to go? The costly impact of climate change on the housing hip pocket

Jennifer Woods had lived in Wagga Wagga her whole life, a single parent of four children, a social worker and no stranger to what life on a floodplain might throw the way of anyone living there: the town has learnt to cope with floods – 60 have been registered since Federation.

More than 80 new Tweed Hospital jobs

The Northern NSW Local Health District is advertising more than 80 full time equivalent roles at the new Tweed Valley Hospital, due to open in mid-May.