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The cockroaches in the Byron Council offices are experiencing bright daylight at night. They are trying to determine whether...

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Wallum

It is, at best, amusing, but mostly disappointing, to see The Echo reporting on the mayoral minute to Council...

Ballina Greens announce ticket for 2024

Aiming to build on their two existing councillors, the Ballina Greens have announced their team of candidates for the upcoming Ballina Shire Council elections, set for 14 September this year.

Shame Mullum RSL

For those that do not know, RSL stands for Returned and Services League Australia. An independent support organisation for...

Reclaiming childhood in the ‘device age’

A century and a half ago, the visionary Henry David Thoreau declared people had become ‘the tool of their tools.’  In this device-driven age of smartphones, social media, and artificial intelligence, few observations could be seen as more prescient. 

Anti-Israel bias

Many locals have approached me to say how shocked they are at the extreme anti-Israel bias that is expressed...

Transgender rights

Mandy Nolan might be surprised to discover how many women of all political persuasions, feminists or not, are alarmed...

Stories about "Humpback whales":

Juvenile humpback whale washes up at Cosy Corner, Byron

Yesterday a juvenile humpback whale was washed ashore at Cosy Corner, Tallow Beach in Byron. 

Calls to remove shark nets from Gold Coast beaches

Have you seen the majestic whales migrating up the coast, and getting caught in shark nets, recently? Burleigh Heads is a good spot for whale entanglement watching – and protesting against shark nets.

No fine for Burleigh local who saved baby whale

Delays in the rescue of a baby humpback whale caught in a shark net off the coast of Burleigh led one local to take action to free the whale. Now he faces significant fines for his heroic choice.

One whale, two whales…

Over 1000 people headed to Cape Byron Lighthouse on Sunday to learn more about whales and join in the official humpback whale count for 2017 while enjoying the perfect whaling weather.

Shark nets removed as whales return

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) says it is in the process of removing shark nets from north coast waters almost two weeks early as migrating whales have already been spotted along the NSW coast as far north as Kingscliff.

Talking shark nets and humpback whales: Dean Jefferys in action

Protesting shark nets and following the humpback whales are just some of the adventurous tales Dean Jefferys will telling at the annual fundraising night in Byron on 27 March.

Whale-watching season back again in earnest

With an estimated 20,000 whales currently migrating along the NSW coastline, NPWS is encouraging whale watching enthusiasts to visit a coastal national park to experience a bumper whale watching season.

A grim commemoration

US President Jo Biden, responding to a question, made the comment that the US is considering the dropping of the prosecution of Julian Assange. How...

Infrastructure for east end of Mullum

Mullumbimby was founded 135 years ago. In the 1960s sewerage was introduced, as was I suppose drainage infrastructure. Are we living in the 1920s...

Save Wallum now

The Save Wallum campaign has been ongoing and a strong presence of concerned conservationists are on site at Brunswick Heads. How the state planning...

Can Council’s overturn their decisions?

NSW Labor planning minister, Paul Scully, when asked about the Wallum estate by local MP Tamara Smith (Greens)  in parliament on March 20, said,...