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Consumer watchdog asked to investigate MasterChef ‘renewable gas’ claims

Claims that ‘renewable gas’ is making MasterChef 'greener' are under scrutiny following a complaint to the ACCC.

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Crime ‘cluster’ spikes spread across region

Local police are calling on residents to keep their doors and windows locked, including when they’re at home, in a bid to address the spike in car break-ins and thefts taking place in and around local shires.

Top-down planning failing, says Greens MP

Data released by the NSW government on its key housing policy, the Transport Oriented Development and State Environment Planning Policy, has come under intense criticism from planning experts.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: It’s a Sign

Someone is taking down signs. You know who you are. Right now, I bet you are sitting at home with a bunch of corflutes from the Byron Comedy Festival, and a bunch of other local events, feeling powerful in your sad fight against fun.

No room for koalas in budget?

Friends of the Koala is not impressed by the lack of provision for wildlife protection in the federal budget announced last night, as species including the koala move closer to extinction.

10 days of fab food

Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival returns for its second iteration and kicks off this Friday, running until Sunday, May 26 – and is there a lot to pack in.

Beware the Trojan Pig

The article in last’s week’s Echo (‘Piggery plans on exhibition’), could not have been more lacking in balance had...

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Shark nets catch three whales in three days

The Human Society International (HSI) says that a third whale in as many days has been caught in Gold Coast shark nets. Rescuers were working to disentangle a whale caught at Surfers Paradise on Sunday morning

How do we live with sharks – without getting bitten?

Byron-Ballina is the official shark-attack capital of Australia – and with 12 attacks since 1990, the numbers are increasing. Over the past thirty years, shark attacks (fatal and non-fatal) in NSW have increased by 1,500 per cent.

Stone & Wood wins at Australian International Beer Awards

Stone & Wood Brewing are proud to announce a big win at the Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards held last night, with the brewery’s Big Pale Ale taking home the title of Champion Australian Beer. Big Pale Ale also took out the Best Australian Pale Ale category.

Cabarita Beach powers up with new EV fast charger

The future of sustainable transport is rolling into northern NSW with the opening of a new electric vehicle fast charging station at Cabarita on the weekend.

Wombat burrows provide critical shelter for other species

A new study, published in the Journal of Mammalogy, found wombat burrows help other animals by providing critical shelter for numerous species following severe wildfire, and may even be an important source of water.

Hundreds of DV arrests across state

Police have charged more than 550 people during a four-day operation targeting the state’s most dangerous domestic and family violence offenders.