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Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

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Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists...

Environment law fails to protect threatened species

A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.

Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Letters – 1 February 2023

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Ocean Shores swimmers power to strong results at regional swimming competition

A group of seven athletes from the Ocean Shores Aquatics swim team took part in the annual Country Regional...

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Julian Assange and Stella Morris to marry in Belmarsh

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been given permission to marry his fiancée Stella Morris in the maximum security Belmarsh prison, in London, on 23 March.

Queensland Health issues public health alert

Queensland Health is asking anyone who has arrived from New Zealand since 14 January, including on green corridor flights, to get tested and quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Marine life booms, with a helping hand

From how far can the cries of a seabird be heard? The gannets that dive here in the waters of Byron shire nest on rock ledges of the West Coast in the Waitakere Ranges. With their every cry come words from across the shared ocean.

Byron Sevens are a blast

It wouldn’t be spring if sports teams didn’t have their end of season bash and it wouldn’t be Byron Bay if their were no Rugby Sevens.

No fire ban for Katchafire

New Zealand’s reggae legends Katchafire have been touring the world, including an awesome set at the Glastonbury Festival, celebrating the release of their latest album Best So Far. Having played with Common Kings in the US, Katchafire were keen to invite them on this tour and share their good vibes with Australian audiences

Boomerang: Jerome Kavanagh – NZ

Te Haa Aio is music, dance, theatre and stories all rolled into an intimate journey. Be astounded by the lullaby of an ancient whale tooth or the wind instruments of an albatross wing. Hear the sound of more than 40 different Maori musical first instruments of Aotearoa,

Union greats doing it for mates

Former rugby union Wallaby legends are joining forces with former All Blacks stars to take on a classic British and Irish XV to raise...

Spirited and gifted with a passion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg8Yy2cVonE Jon Stevens’s remarkable career as a singer, songwriter and performer has spanned more than 20 years and reaped many achievements, including ARIA chart-topping success...

The Battle is back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5afZhpO0h0 Race organisers of the fifth Battle on the Border Cycling Festival are pleased to report that 19 NRS teams have entered so far, and...

Whatever floats your bridge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-oGa1YXNlE   Funk, roots, rock, reggae outfit the Floating Bridges’ formation and inception may be based at home on the Sunshine Coast, but diversity, eclecticism and...

It’s not the fossils, it’s the fools 

Humans have been muddling along in cities for around twelve thousand years, says Wikipedia, although if you count using an alphabet of some kind as the criterion of civilisation, the time span drops to a mere fifty centuries.

Swivel flop-flop

Not sure what Cr Swivel is doing. But while he appears to be providing support for both sides of the community/business coin, his support...

Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists today in the US and...

Lismore trial of recycled crushed glass in concrete

A trial to use recycled crushed glass in concrete as a replacement for sand will be taking place in Lismore at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.