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Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

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Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

Bring them home to Biloela

Marilyn Perkins, MEd, JP, Wollongbar Given the recent news that Tharnicaa is seriously ill, and has been flown to hospital in...

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

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.

You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

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Bushfire threatens ABC North Coast transmitter

The bush fire on Mount Nardi has the potential to put the ABC's transmitter at risk.  

New projects help save threatened species in Nightcap National Park

Two new projects have been launched at Wanganui Gorge and Minyon Falls, which are helping save over 28 threatened plant and animal species in Nightcap National Park.

Terania Creek ‘forest warriors’ project approved

National Parks NSW has now assessed and approved the Nightcap Monuments Project and acknowledged the significance of the project to regional history and local communities.

Nightcap National Park now safer for horses and riders

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has improved horse riding facilities in Nightcap National Park and a local horse riding club are saddling up for the first ride of the year this Saturday.

Second Minyon Falls fire could be arson again

The National Parks and Wildlife Service that the Rummery Park campground near the Minyon Falls fireground is open but is only accessible via Nightcap Range Road. The falls lookout, picnic ground and walking tracks remain closed.

Minyon Loop walking track closed again

Just a week after it reopened following a deliberately lit fire, the Minyon Loop walking track in Nightcap National Park has been closed again due to an increased forecast bushfire risk.

Bushfire in Nightcap National Park closes Minyon Falls

A bushfire that may have been deliberately lit in Nightcap National Park on Sunday has yet to be extinguished. It has closed access to the popular tourist attraction of Minyon Falls.

Lismore urges minister to allow burns to continue

Lismore council will urge Federal Environment minister Greg Hunt to allow hazard reduction burns to continue in the Nightcap National Park.

Recent Whian logging a tragic legacy

Caroline Joseph, Bellingen. We have moved into a new era of even more unclear and inadequate environmental protection – and no voice for local people about the protection of nature and their own communities.

Protester ‘headlocked’ by Whian Whian loggers

One of two young people seized and held down by loggers in a 'citizen's arrest' at a private property on Whian Whian Road yesterday was treated in hospital last night for injuries to his neck and back.

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.