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#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.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

STP inches closer

Paul Bibby’s article ‘Ocean Shores STP (OS STP) inches closer to closure’ (6 October) raises some questions with me...

Jeff Johnson calls for generational change at Ballina

The next in our series of interviews with Ballina Council hopefuls for the December election features Cr Jeff Johnson, who is also nominating for mayor after thirteen years service on council.

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and...

Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Love U 4 EV

In order to transition from a fossil fuel powered car industry I think we need to address our car culture. We’re petrol heads. Mad Max would have been a very different movie if Mel had to find a charging station instead of fuel.

Stories about "Joel Parkinson":

Parko and the Margaret River Pro

Coolangatta surfer Joel Parkinson won his Round 5 heat yesterday in the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro at The Box in Western Australia.

Medina takes out 2014 Quiky Pro on the Goldy

Gabriel Medina from Brasil won the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast defeating Coolangatta's Joel Parkinson in the final late this afternoon on the Gold Coast.

Kingcliff’s Codie takes on ’Castle

Headlining Newcastle Surfest are Gold Coast duo Joel Parkinson, 2012 ASP World Champion and reigning Burton Toyota Pro champion and 5 x ASP Women's World Champion Stephanie Gilmore.

Clubs set for boardriders’ battle

Snapper Rocks and North Narrabeen head a powerful line-up of Australia’s best boardriders clubs to contest the National Final of the Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle.

Aussies move up at Pipe Masters

The Aussies are making a surge for the finals at the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons at Pipeline, Hawaii.

Aussies through at the RipCurl Pro Portugal

Taj Burrow advanced into Round 3 of the RipCurl Pro Portugal at Supertubos, Peniche yesterday. ASP World No 1 Mick Fanning of Tweed Heads, will surf a critical 'do-or-die' Round 2 heat at the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, after placing second during his opening heat.

Parkinson ploughing through La Graviere

The Gold Coast's Joel Parkinson advanced into the Quarter Finals of the Quiksilver Pro France at La Graviere yesterday.

Pro resumes after four lay days

The Quiksilver Pro France resumed yesterday with the third round of competition at the main site of La Graviere after four consecutive lay days due to small surf. The expected 4-6 foot swell built overnight and produced quality barrels at the iconic La Graviere in Hossegor.

Joel Parkinson moves up in Hurley Pro Trestles

Reigning ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson of Coolangatta bounced back from his Round 1 defeat to win his Round 2 exchange against wildcard Ian...

Billabong Pro in Rio

Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Rio at Barra da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro in Brazil, has been played out and ASP World Champion...

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

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.