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Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

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Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of...

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

Undesirable

​​An undeniable purpose in living is enjoyment, due to the fact that we have the capability to enjoy. What...

Curved-space robot defies known laws of physics, heralding new locomotive technology possibilities

A robot engineered at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has done the unthinkable and flouted a steadfast law of motion, suggesting that new laws need to be defined.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cartoon of the week – 10 August, 2022

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Stories about "Gloucester":

Power to the people: take the climate crisis into your own hands

If you had to walk a kilometre to pump your water from a well, do you think you would be careful how many drops you used?

Coal joins tobacco and asbestos as one of the bad guys

Gloucester herb farmer Karen O'Brien was jubilant at this morning's news from the Land and Environment Court. Photo Tree Faerie. Eve Jeffery Court rules out Hunter...

Labor welcomes AGL decision on Gloucester

Luke Foley and Adam Searle, NSW Labor. Energy company AGL’s decision to cease CSG activity in Camden by 2023 and not proceed with the Gloucester Gas Project has been welcomed by the NSW Opposition.

AGL pull-out from Gloucester CSG project ‘a massive win’

Energy provider AGL has made the expensive decision to quit gas exploration and production, including several controversial CSG projects.

What the Frack happened at Gloucester?

The Robinsons moved to Gloucester about 20 years ago in the hope of living a lovely riparian life as beef farmers. The didn’t ever imagine they would become activists…

Battle of Gloucester comes to northern rivers

Farmers and residents from Gloucester on the mid north coast, under siege from coal-seam gas (CSG) exploration, will be joined by campaigners from Lock the Gate and GetUp! in Lismore and Mullumbimby tomorrow and Saturday to update northern rivers locals on the ongoing fight against the controversial industry.

Locals document Gloucester CSG fight

While much of mainstream media is shying away from the current issues surrounding people actions against mining, independent sources are bringing to light the fight against the ruination of the planet.

Two more charged at Gloucester CSG site

A further two men have been charged this morning while attempting to lock on to a work vehicle at a protest near an AGL coal seam gas site in Gloucester. This follows two arrests yesterday.

Gloucester woman locks on to stop fracking

Gloucester woman Kate Fry has this morning attached herself to the entry gate of AGL's controversial coal seam gas project in an attempt to peacefully prevent the fracking of four coal seam gas wells.

Protests continue at AGL frack site

Gloucester locals this morning blocked access to the site where gas company AGL plans to frack for coal seam gas.

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of purely political and so-called economics!...

Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton.

Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.

Have your say on aged care facility in Kingscliff  

The developers of new $150 million redevelopment ‘designed to meet the growing and evolving needs of seniors in the region’, are inviting Kingscliff residents to take part in community consultation.