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The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

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New remote-controlled rescue device for Bruns

Marine Rescue Brunswick says its rescue capability has been bolstered thanks to a new state-of-the-art life-saving device.

Queen at home on Country

Colony Bees, based in Mullumbimby, are pleased to advise that a native nest of the Apidae family has made home inside the hollow of an old growth tree on Bundjalung Country.

Global map shows how climate change is transforming winegrowing regions

Climate change is altering growing conditions for the world’s famous winegrowing regions which, although bustling today, may no longer be suitable in the future.

Everyone reads The Echo – 10 April, 2024

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.

Early childhood education trial for Kyogle and Federal

Working families in Kyogle and Federal Village are set to get more access to early childhood education and care including new programs.

Tiny homes taken to next level

The Brunswick Heads Post Office Fairy was very happy when they moved into their own, first home, in a post office box in 2018. It was a terrible tragedy for them to come home one morning last September and find that while they had been visiting children, someone had stolen all their fairy stuff.

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Meet the food rescue heroes

Liberation Larder volunteers have been supplying free meals to homeless people and people in need for 15 years, and say that they have been seeing an increase in women using the service. 

Sleepbus service opens in Ballina

Sleepbus, the innovative solution for rough sleepers, has opened in Ballina after relocating from Byron Bay.

Liberation Larder continues to rise to the challenge

Still going strong after 15 years, Byron Bay’s Liberation Larder are making meals, providing food to the home- less and those in need, and saving food from landfill. And it is all done with the gener- ous time and energy of the 40-strong team of volunteers.

Byron homelessness service faces funding shortfall

A vital homelessness service in the heart of Byron Bay could be forced to cut services without additional donations from the community.

It’s official – Byron has the highest rate of rough sleepers

A recent count of rough sleepers in NSW recorded 1,623 people compared to 1,207 people last year, with 300 of those people in the Byron Shire.

Homeless hub chalks up first year

A Byron Bay homeless hub that provides a safe and secure environment for those in need has celebrated its first anniversary. 

How do we get women into their own homes?

In the middle of a housing crisis, where women are some of the most impacted, how do we get women into their own homes?

Sleepbus: giving the homeless a good night’s sleep

A chance encounter with a homeless man in Melbourne was the beginning of a project that has seen Melbourne entrepreneur, Simon Rowe, create a safe place for people to sleep when there is nowhere else to go.

A long and chequered career in cooking

When she was just 16, Elizabeth Jackson was kicked out of a home economics class – not because she burnt a pot or had a collapsed sponge, but because she made a black wedding cake.

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.

Peace

Elimination by people-power voting is necessary to remove dictators from Russia, Israel, China, Iran, wannabe (again!) North Korea, to avoid what is heading toward...

Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.