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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

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Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

The housing crisis in regional Australia

As someone who rents a home, I’m frustrated with the lack of action on affordable housing. The debate has raged for years, yet the government buries its head in the sand.

Power Pair Claim New Table Tennis Trophy

The Byron Bay Table Tennis Club held their inaugural mixed doubles tournament last week at Newrybar Hall and declared Ian Evans and Janice Best champions, after they won three from three matches.

New Indian: Daughter in Law

This Thursday at 4pm is the soft launch of acclaimed chef-owner Jessi Singh’s ‘unauthentic Indian’ restaurant Daughter in Law...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

Bruns massive development

Russell Eldridge, Brunswick Heads Brunswick Heads is about to be hit with its biggest development upheaval in decades, with the re-emergence...

Stories about "Nepal earthquake":

Toni Childs to headline Rebuild Nepal concert

Eighteen months on from the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, which claimed nearly 9,000 lives and left 3.5 million homeless, efforts to repair the physical and emotional damage continue.

The next big thing for Nepal

Marleen Peters, Suffolk Park. The next best thing for Nepal after all the wonderful fundraising in our region is to actually go there and go trekking to help the tourist industry get back on their feet.

Toni Childs sings for Nepal

Toni Childs, the award-winning singer/songwriter, was in Nepal just days before the first earthquake struck and immediately started organising a benefit concert to raise funds to rebuild Nepal, with Naren and Sono King, owners of Crystal Castle.

Help Red Cross help others

Robert Tickner, Chief Executive, Australian Red Cross. A growing number of our neighbours will face a lonely winter this year with as many as 7 per cent, or 1.5 million Australians predicted to be considered isolated or very isolated this year.

Mullum loves Nepal even more than before

It seemed like half of Mullumbimby turned out to support Nepal on Saturday night. And they handed over $20,000 in exchange for a fabulous night’s entertainment and the opportunity to win some wonderful prizes.

Mullumbimby unites to help Nepal

A benefit gig for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal is set to feature Wild Marmalade, Gabriel and Cecilia, Walrus & The Carpenter, The Hottentots, Amir Paiss, Avishai Barnatan and Shai Shriki. Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson will MC.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.