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A treasured community asset

The Bowlo, a treasured community asset in Bangalow very popular with young families, is now destined to be part...

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Supernatural on Bay Lane: style, cocktails, natural wine and food

Looking for a perfect date night? Supernatural, Byron’s hidden gem, is tucked away on Bay Lane, nestled between neighbours...

Spanish tortilla obsession

Simon Haslam Ambrunah is a specialist Spanish takeaway in Byron that passionately upholds the foundational culinary tradition of tortillas –...

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback? NSW Forestry is being challenged over its logging of Cherry Tree State Forest in the NSW Land and Environment Court.

Piccadilly Circus comes to Mullum

When it comes to the art of complaining, I’m among the best. Ask my friends, my partner, my mum-in-law – the cat…

Be part of the 2023 Tweed Seniors Festival

Tweed Council is inviting organisations across the Tweed to be part of the NSW Seniors Festival 2023 by holding a special events during the annual celebration.

Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an...

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Putting your ‘Queen’ money where your mouth is

I've never felt much either way about the Queen. I've never held her in as much disdain as I've held some of our prime ministers, and never held her in as much esteem as I have held, for example, Uncle Archie Roach.

Rest in peace dear man – vale Archie Roach

The world has lost an incredible artist and man as the announcement this evening of the passing of Archie Roach travels across the land.

Indigenous Minister pressured over Dunoon Dam consultation

NSW Nationals MLC Ben Franklin was recently pressured over his lack of consultation with Indigenous custodians regarding the contentious Dunoon Dam proposal.

Koori Mail: ‘We are down but we are not out’

Since 1991 the fortnightly published Koori Mail, written and owned by Indigenous Australians, has been essential reading for Indigenous and non-indigenous folk across the country, but next week for the first time in 30 years Australia’s the Koori Mail will be unable to publish.

Dunghutti artist wins Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award

Dunghutti artist and elder Gus Kelly has won the first Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award with his powerful drawing Nobody Told Me There’d Be...

Cultural heritage report goes public

A redacted copy of the 2013 Ainsworth Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment document has been made publicly available on the Rous County Council website, clarifying the extensive Widjabul-Wiabul connections with the land which would have been inundated by the Dunoon Dam.

Lismore’s plateau Lizard will sleep no more

The last time the Lismore Mayor and Councillor met in the Goonellabah chambers, there was a historic decision to hand back culturally sensitive land to the local Indigenous people. In a sequel to the fate of the Lismore plateau, traditionally known as the Sleeping Lizard, the outcome was a little differen

Interview with Emily Wurramara

Emily Wurramara’s childhood was one of water and music. Growing up on Groote Eylandt her days were filled with travel, fishing and extended family, and a mother telling stories of dreams and dolphins that would one day become the seeds of Emily’s music.

After the fact: Flow

In a handful of shows at NORPA last week Yaegl Bundjalung man Mitch King and Blake Rhodes traversed a multi-media kaleidoscope to tell the story of Dirrangan, an old woman of the Clarence River from the creation period.

Aboriginal inmates begin healing through culture

A group of Aboriginal men in custody in the Hunter region have been the first to complete a new program that helps inmates reconnect with their culture and hopefully helps puts them on a path to healing.

Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an attempt to justify the unjustifiable.  Marc...

Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst One Pty Ltd, via Amalgamotion...

Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future Water Project 2060 via an...

For the record

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the new health danger facing everybody,...