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February 9, 2023
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Local legend awarded for her work with Red Cross

Kerrie Gray has recently received a Medal of the Order of Australia and is also Ballina Shire's newest Senior Citizen of the Year. She met The Echo in Alstonville to talk about the ongoing crises facing our region, and what everyone can do to help.

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Forget red meat, red seaweed might be the vital food needed on our plates

Seaweed farming might hold the key to massive improvements in carbon sequestration, biodiversity loss and food security say Queensland researchers.

We’ve had the rain bomb, is a fire bomb next?

We had the Black Summer fires and then the floods and NSW Farmers says time is running out to prevent more mass bushfires at the end of this year.

Bluesfest performer’s triple GRAMMY win

Regular Byron Bluesfest performer Bonnie Raitt look out three gongs at yesterday's GRAMMY awards, bringing her a total of 13 across the span of her career.

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is...

Lismore Thistles launch youth player academy

Former Northern NSW Coach of the Year, Chris Layland, has joined the Lismore Thistles Soccer Club to help foster...

Celebrating LOVE

The Paddock Project is hosting a (pre) Valentine’s Day picnic at the home of the giant LOVE sign that welcomes everyone to Mullumbimby. The LOVE sign has set the tone for all visitors and locals who pass by on their way into town and has probably been the most photographed local influencer for the past three years

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Local girls celebrate women in AFL

Story Stuart Amos – Photos Eve Jeffery Round 14 of AFL recognised 'Women in AFL' with the inaugural Women's Game played on Saturday, featuring 50...

Suns’ resilient against Doggies

Matthew Lodge An emphatic seven-goal third quarter has paved the way for Gold Coast's 31-point over the Western Bulldogs at Metricon Stadium on Saturday night. In...

Gold Coast bow before the Power

Matthew Lodge Port Adelaide has continued its dream start to season 2013 with a 38-point win over a disappointing Gold Coast Suns outfit on Saturday...

Premiers too strong for Suns

  Matthew Lodge The Gold Coast Suns travelled down to the Sydney Cricket Ground to meet the 2012 premiers, and despite a brave effort in torrid...

Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

New Lismore refugee support group starting up

A local group from the Lismore area, the Lismore Region Refugee Settlement (LRRS), have come together to support refugees settling in the area. 

A tribute for Richard Moloney

Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.