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Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

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Want to get your voice heard on affordable housing?

Northern Rivers locals are being encouraged to bring their experiences, views and possible solutions on housing affordability to the attention of the NSW government on August 17 and 18.

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.

Can you help save 74 million lives?

Killer carbon – a new study has coined another metric for estimating the damage inflicted by climate change – this time, looking at the ‘mortality cost of carbon’.

Sticking to facts

Roger Cotgreave, Byron Bay Thanks to The Echo for reporting scientific facts around the pandemic and not relying on social media...

The right decision

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby I would like to say ‘congratulations!’ to musician Lisa Hunt, but really, for what? It was a relief...

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW)...

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After the fact: Flow

In a handful of shows at NORPA last week Yaegl Bundjalung man Mitch King and Blake Rhodes traversed a multi-media kaleidoscope to tell the story of Dirrangan, an old woman of the Clarence River from the creation period.

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 17 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 17 February, 2021

Dreaming of impossible things

The much anticipated new show from Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre was sold out five weeks ahead of opening night, but changes to NSW public health orders allowing theatres to increase their capacity up to 50 per cent.

Lights putting the pizzaz in NORPA’s nightlife

Many entertainment venues on the Far North Coast are using COVID-19 downtime to upgrade their facilities.

Grant for NORPA’s Youth Theatre Hub

It has been announced today that The Northern Rivers Performing Arts Inc. (NORPA) will be the recipient of a $106,282 grant for their Youth Theatre Hub.

NORPA chief calls for Northern Rivers artists to respond to axing of fed gov arts dept

‘I feel like it's time to have a response to the way in which taxpayer’s money is being worked with,’ says NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis.

Locals artists hit back at the government’s plan to abolish department

Scout Wallen Northern rivers’ leaders in the arts and culture industry are calling on locals to form a coordinated action plan in response to the...

Promised regional arts funding boost ‘a welcome surprise’

NORPA general manager Patrick Healey said he found out about NSW Labor’s election promise to double funding for the Regional Cultural Fund on social media.

NORPA’s studio performers set to shine

Performers at NORPA’s studio space are smiling a bit brighter thanks to a $53,000 NSW Government grant 'to create one of the finest spaces for making new theatre in regional Australia’.

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection requirements against COVID, far away...

IPC fails at reducing emissions: report

A NSW planning commission tasked with assessing large fossil fuel projects has been found to have ‘comprehensively failed’ in mitigating greenhouse emissions, according to a report published by Griffith University Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe.

Will Bluesfest be rescheduled again?

It might not be until October but the question of whether Bluesfest will go ahead this time is once again being asked.

Local Labor MP replies to backflips on neg gearing, more tax cuts for wealthy

With the federal Labor Party’s recent backflip on stage three tax cuts and negative gearing reform, The Echo asked local Labor MP Justine Elliot how such polices align with Labor values, given this supports the Nationals and Liberals’ ideology of only helping the wealthy.