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Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

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Blue skies for Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields is very much a family business with father-and-son team Otto and Jasch Saeck working alongside each other...

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

Northern Rivers Mud Trail this weekend

Local ceramic artists will be opening their studios across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires over the weekend, as part of the Northern Rivers Mud Trail.

Stories about "inequality":

Vandalising the fabric of society

Beth Shelley, Booerie Creek. Recently I read that a section of our local playground was seriously damaged by vandalism. I felt very sad because it...

Aust ‘splintering’ amid growing inequality: report

The Australian Council of Social services (ACOSS) on Monday urged Australian governments to make addressing growing inequality a top policy priority. ACOSS’s new report reveals...

Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting.

Cartoon of the week – 27 October, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Ben Smith leaving Ballina Council

The unique contributions of current Deputy Mayor Ben Smith to Ballina Shire Council are coming to an end, as he's decided to hang up his councillor hat after thirteen years, and not contest the December election.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: ‘What’s that, Skip?’

I love Kangaroos. Like most people my age I grew up eating my dinner off a Skippy plate. Seeing Sonny and Skip was a real incentive to finish my dinner. I wanted a kangaroo friend too. I wanted to say ‘What’s that, Skip?’ And Skip would tell me ‘There was a murder down at the gorge’...