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Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

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Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

It is The Byron Shire Quiz!

It is The Byron Shire Quiz!  How much do you think you know about the Byron Shire? Ross Kendall challenges you to...

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

SES issues Minor Flood warning for Lismore

Moderate rainfall across the Wilsons River catchment since Wednesday has caused significant river level rises along the Wilsons River and its tributaries, which has the potential to cause minor flooding along the Wilsons River at Lismore late Friday morning.

Stories about "noise":

Lismore Residents Action Group say ‘no’ to Increased flight training

The Lismore Residents Action Group say they do not object to the future development of the airport, they say they are specifically concerned about the considerable increase in aircraft noise caused by flight training.

Quiet please! I’m eating and don’t need an amplified soundtrack

David Heilpern At last, a chance to tackle one of the crucial, life-changing issues of our time. Yes, we have the virus, and we have climate...

Lismore Council meeting looks at aircraft noise

Much of public access at Tuesday’s Lismore Council meeting was taken up by residents distressed by the amount of aircraft noise in areas of town.

Drum beats roll

Jason van Tol, Myocum Regarding Patricia Warren’s letter (27 January). I’m sympathetic to noise complaints – I too don’t enjoy listening to loud music throughout...

Purchasing police

Jason van Tol, Myocum The Echo’s superb investigative journalism revealing that Reflections paid the police to shut down the drum circle (20 January) raises a...

Drum diddly dum

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads Jason Van Tol needs to focus on the issue (Letters, 20 January). What social compass carries with it an entitlement to...

Ballina Council knocks back Cumbalum rezoning

An attempt to rezone a 9 hectare block of land near the freeway at Cumbalum, with a view to 20 new residential lots, has been blocked by Ballina Council on noise and environmental grounds.

Holiday letting and excessive noise

David Wallace, Byron Bay. Offensive noise from tenants in holiday lets is a major problem for surrounding neighbours. The noise can damage the amenity of a minimum of five adjacent residences.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.