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Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

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Powerhouse six

Bearfoot is a powerhouse sextet that knows how to dig in and get a crowd bouncing, then brings them...

Good news for the Sepik people

The proposed Frieda mine Papua New Guinea with its huge tailings dam, would be built on the Frieda River at the headwaters of the Sepik River – an earthquake-prone area – creating the risk of repeating one of the worst environmental disasters.

Bullet Train

A former and unlucky assassin codenamed ‘Ladybug’ is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs...

Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley footballers keep pressuring opposition Lennox Football Club

The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC met up again with a much tougher Lennox FC in the Far North Coast...

Appeal to locate woman missing from Ballina

NSW Police have sent out a media alert – they are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman missing from Ballina and have issued a SMS get-target alert.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Abandoned by her family as a girl in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina, Kya Clark, otherwise known to...

Stories about "gorillas":

Zoos are prisons: don’t patronise them

Jason Baker, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia. The birth of a gorilla at Sydney's Taronga Zoo is hardly a cause for celebration.This baby animal has been born into a life of imprisonment as a living display.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out of the news and out...

Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’. 

Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.