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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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No air for Ben

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Stop giving Franklin air time. Mayor Richardson, in his usual fashion, joins up with his mate Franklin...

Byron Bay’s first ever matured spirit wins gold medal at London Spirit Competition

While the Northern Rivers region is well known for its environment and lifestyle, it is also becoming known for...

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Comparisons

Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

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MP tells parlt constituents were ‘ignored’ following floods

Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has spoken in state parliament about the impact last year’s floods had on residents in Byron and Ballina Shires. And she had nothing but scorn for the state and federal Liberal/National governments for turning their backs on her constituents.

Flood relief funding nears $100m: Hogan

Government grants and assistance flowing into the North Coast to help our community recover from the March floods was now approaching $100 million, according to federal Page MP Kevin Hogan (Nationals).

Flood damage repairs finally start in Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has awarded a large package of flood remediation works in its first round of minor to medium-sized jobs to restore roads and bridges damaged in the 31 March flood.

After the Flood community health and wellbeing project launched

This week marks six months since the Northern Rivers was devastated by Cyclone Debbie and the floods, and the recovery process is still continuing. Now a survey has been launched to find out how people are doing.

Flood relief at last for Byron shire

Residents affected by the recent flooding of Cyclone Debbie in the Byron shire should be elated by the news that they are now eligible to apply for a one-off, non-means tested payment of $1,000 for eligible adults and $400 for eligible children.

Byron of the future: tropical mangrove filled with crocs

Gary Opit, Yelgun. It must be evident to everyone that neither the state or federal government is going to pay millions of dollars to remove...

Flood benefit gig in Byron this Friday

he Rise Above The Flood concert will be held Friday May 12 at the Byron Community Centre. MC and co-organiser is Mae Wilde, and acts include Hussy Hicks, The Button Collective, Gyan and Dustyesky.

Tweed van-park residents face eviction over flood risk

Residents at two Tweed caravan parks which were deemed a health risk due to the recent floods face eviction tomorrow, and the NSW Opposition has called on the state government to ‘rescue’ them.

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of our global predicament, and a...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered in this week’s Council Ordinary meeting. The...