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Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

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Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

Cherry-picked COVID-19 statistics: Were the weekend’s ‘Freedom Rallies’ based on science?

A flyer recently dropped into the letterboxes of some New South Wales residents urged people to attend the controversial ‘Freedom Rallies’ – Let’s break it down and present some context.

Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning...

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.

Regional Lions Club funding gets a new 10-seater for the Rainbow Dragons

Ross Kendall The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club (RRDBC) will have a new, 10-seater boat for competition training thanks to...

Stories about "fire":

What can we learn from North America’s increasing fires and heatwaves?

As the northern hemisphere swelters through summer, the Canadian province of British Columbia is fighting nearly 200 wildfires.

Twenty-five fire crew at Piggabeen house blaze

Fire crews and emergency services were called to a blaze at Piggabeen in the early hours of Monday.

The Channon resilient after disaster

Northern Rivers communities are nothing if not resilient and The Channon community is preparing to take a proactive stance when it comes to disasters in the area.

Rate increase proposed for Tweed’s Kings Forest

Tweed Shire Council is applying for a special rate variation (SRV) of 4.35 per cent for the new Kings Forest subdivision.

Man arrested over Lismore cathedral fire

Police say an armed man was arrested in on Saturday morning before being taken to Lismore Police Station, where he was charged over multiple serious offences across the state, including deliberately setting fire to the cathedral in Lismore.

Suspicious fire in Lismore cathedral contained – Trinity closed

Emergency services were called at 6.40am this morning when a fire started at Lismore’s St Carthage’s Catholic Cathedral.

Teen charged with murder over housefire – Kyogle

Police who are investigating a house fire at Kyogle say they have charged a teenager with murder.

Planet Watch: Regenerative agriculture as one answer to planetary crisis

Over the last few decades, modern industrialised agriculture has wrought havoc on natural systems. It has razed forests, decimated biodiversity, and has done immense damage to soils.

Climate change could make it harder and more costly to insure homes

Insurance experts and climate scientists are predicting a rationalisation of the primary insurance market, with some companies going out of business and others withdrawing from areas they no longer believe to be profitable.

Police seeking information on cause of Cudgen blaze

Police are appealing for information after a registered club south of Tweed Heads was damaged by fire this week.

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister and ‘please’ from the community? Instead...

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW) demands a response. This is...

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...