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Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’...

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

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Retooling fire-affected community services

Many Australians from all states and territories and all walks of life have been affected by the summer bushfires. Understandably, there are priorities as to where financial support goes.

Pottsville koalas: three dead as community argues over men’s shed

Koala advocates say they are seriously concerned about the survival of Tweed’s endangered koala population after volunteers found five koalas diseased and/or dead over a three-day period last month.

Work set to start on Ballina Men’s Shed

Construction will begin shortly of a new, purpose-built Men’s Shed at Ballina after the NSW government announced today it would put $150,000 in funding towards the facility.

Time to get ‘Shedding’

There's a new shed on the block – it is time to shed your preconceptions and get hands on with shedding – a space for everyone to learn new skills and tinker to your hearts content.

Mullumbimby Women’s Shed opens its doors

The Mullumbimby Women’s Shed will be opening its doors for the first time between 12 and 6pm this Thursday March 8.

Mullumbimby Men’s Shed open for business

Mullumbimby Men’s first shed is up and there are celebrations taking place this Friday (Australia Day) from 9am till 11am.

The Bangalow men’s kitchen

There's something cooking at Bangalow's Men's Shed – and it's not only woodwork and metalwork. A recent $45,000 community grant has enabled them to upgrade their kitchen, add a solar power system and decking.

Fostering community through food security

Growing out of the award- winning Mullumbimby Community Gardens, the Mullum Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development (aka Mullum SEED) is encouraging members of the community, that’s right – you, to join up and get involved.

Black Rocks men’s shed gets green light

The longtime saga over erecting a men's shed at the Black Rocks sports field near Pottsville has ended after Tweed shire councillors last night narrowly voted to allow a five-year lease for the site.

Why isn’t Men’s Shed going to its preferred location?

David Norris, Pottsville The Threatened Species Conservation Society has received information that in early 2014 Tweed Council planning staff and the Pottsville and District Men's...

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.