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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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Contraband, Chile’s 9/11 and black ops 

Putting the life of local adventurer Chris Dewhirst into print would be no easy task. But he’s managed to do it, in part, with Everest Guns & Money.

Northern Rivers will host the 2025 and 2027 NSW Bowls Championships

Ballina is set to host the 2025 and 2027 State Bowls Championships that will see over 900 competitors vying...

Lost in pronunciaton

Ivan Aristeguieta is ridiculously funny. What’s better is watching people try and pronounce his name – and then of course, it’s his deep dive into Aussie culture. Ivan has lived in Australia for ten years – as he says ‘living amongst you, observing you, learning about you’ – and now he makes a very good living taking the piss out of you. ‘I am a true blue, dinky-di Venez-stralian. Nah, she’ll be right! (Who is she by the way?).’

The Darling Muffs of May need your help to reach fundraising target

Raising money to support frontline services for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has been the driving force behind the Darling Muffs of May’s fundraising this year.

Fastest billycart clocked at over 40km/h at Bangalow Billycart Derby

Sunday saw around 5,000 people head to Bangalow to enjoy the Bangalow Billycart Derby with Greg Nash, Bangalow Lions Club President, telling The Echo that it was a ‘glorious autumn day'.

Spice Palace: a mecca for Middle Eastern dips and spice mixes

Victoria Cosford The business was a natural fit for Bec and Tom, new owners for the past few months, of...

Stories about "north coast koalas":

Why we should spare that tree

Measures to protect koala habitat have been diluted by the NSW government following a National Party campaign backed mainly by developers fearing the impact of tree preservation on their profits.

Call to stop logging of koala habitat as bushfires continue to burn

Recognising the disastrous impact that the raging bushfires are having on koala populations across NSW a call is being put out to the NSW government to stop logging of koala habitat. 

Koalas under threat – rally this Sunday

Deforestation is the number-one cause of extinctions in NSW and koalas are under threat from every direction – logging, housing development, the Pacific Highway just to name a few. Take action this Sunday at the #SaveOurKoala rally in Lismore.

Govts should do more for North Coast koalas: senator

After examining the plight of koalas around Bangalow, and the battle to save them, NSW Labor Senator Jenny McAllister believes governments need to do more to secure the future of the endangered animals.

Ten koala deaths in three days on North Coast

Friends of the Koala reports that despite its campaign to prevent koala extinction on the North Coast, 12 sick, injured and dead koalas were brought to its Care Centre within the space of three days this week.

Government koala plan ‘will fail’

A new state government policy of establishing new ‘koala reserves’ across the state has been condemned as inadequate by conservation groups, with the opposition going so far as to call it a sham.

Greens to hold Lismore forum on ‘koala crisis’

A koala expert, president of Friends of the Koala and the former EDO CEO will address a community forum to raise awareness about the plight of NSW’s koalas at Lismore Workers Club next Tuesday.

‘Incompetent’ minister presiding over ‘extinction’ of koalas

NSW Greens MP Dawn Walker has lashed out in state parliament at the government’s failure to deliver a state-wide koala strategy, accusing Liberal Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton of ‘incompetence or gross negligence’.

Help save a koala and maybe win an iPad

A new online survey is encouraging North Coast residents to provide valuable information about some of Australia’s most significant and vulnerable koala populations. And – apart from the feelgood factor – there's an extra incentive for people to complete the survey.

Council accused of koala habitat destruction at Tyagarah Airfield

Residents and conservationists fear the impact of vegetation work at Tyagarah Airfield the local koala population has been as Byron Shire Council plans to push ahead.

Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

The Darling Muffs of May need your help to reach fundraising target

Raising money to support frontline services for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has been the driving force behind the Darling Muffs of May’s fundraising this year.

Why does Iron Gates developer get another bite at the DA?

Locals, concerned residents and other parties were left in the dark for the first 15 minutes of the Iron Gates (Goldcoral Pty Ltd) Land...

Death and Dying expo May 25

On Saturday May 25, a free Death and Dying expo will be held at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 10am-2pm.