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Greens Councillor Dr Nola Firth is running for council again

Dr Nola Firth has announced that she is again running for Tweed Shire Council in the upcoming 14 September...

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Broken Head Quarry development plan rears its head once again

Long-dormant plans to turn the former Broken Head Quarry site into a residential development have lumbered out of the bush like a bewildered dinosaur.

Occupiers of North Lismore buybacks report no eviction past deadline

Supporters of people occupying otherwise empty bought-back houses in North Lismore say Monday passed peacefully without any eviction attempts.

Chinny Charge entries now open!

Now’s the time to enter the Chinny Charge up Mullumbimby’s local mountain on Saturday, September 21.  The annual run and...

No public housing in Labor’s $10b housing fund 

Federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has told The Echo she expects successful projects from the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) will be announced in the coming months. 

Byron Writers Festival locals’ passes on sale June 13

Byron Writers Festival and First National Byron have  partnered again to offer Sunday Locals Passes.

Editorial – Should Mullum’s water remain locally sourced?

The push by members of Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) to retain Mullum’s local water supply is heating up...

Stories about "law reform":

New knife laws for NSW

The NSW government has announced a package of reforms to target possession of knives, particularly among young people, with the intention of reducing knife crime and boosting community safety.

Nimbin’s cannabis law reform protest this weekend

This coming weekend will see the giant joint rolled out for the MardiGrass, Nimbin’s annual cannabis law reform protest and gathering.

Labor announces its councillor ticket

Labor councillor, Asren Pugh, and South Golden Beach local, Janet Swain will head the Byron Shire Labor team to contest the Byron Shire Council elections on September 14.

16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

Back in 2017, nine-year-old local boy, Finn Marshall-Rosato, became the youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp, unaided and carrying all his own gear. 

Volunteer groups get funding

Fourteen projects led by volunteer groups have been awarded $300,000 through the Community Building Partnership Program, says local Greens MP, Tamara Smith.

Wilsons Creek Public School scoops NSW Landcare award

Wilsons Creek Public School was honoured with the Woolworths Junior Landcare Award on June 3 at the NSW Landcare Awards.