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A grubby business

Cr Cate Coorey, Byron Shire Council Among the reasons Simon Richardson gave for his retirement from the mayoralty was the...

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. 

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.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

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North Coast TAFE student wins state award

Liam Muldoon, from Cumbalum was named 2017 NSW Vocational Student of the Year at the 2017 NSW State Training Awards held last week at Sydney Town Hall.

TAFE inquiry heads to north coast today

The NSW upper house committee inquiring into the future of TAFE will be in Lismore and Wollongbar today and Greens MP Dr John Kaye says they will 'show close up the damage the government is doing to TAFE.'

TAFE changing, not disappearing

Elizabeth McGregor, North Coast TAFE’s institute director. I want to assure our communities that North Coast TAFE still provides generous fee concessions, as well as the fee-free scholarships that have proved so popular for eligible students, and is definitely not being privatised.

Students’ animal passion put to good use

Katie Hunt and Kirsty Heseltine look like two kids in a lolly store, except in this case their elation is not over sweets but rather wildlife.

Champion master chef set to share knowledge

Commercial cookery students at Kingscliff TAFE are about to benefit from the knowledge of expert chef Garry Smith, who was recently awarded the title of World Champion Master Chef de Cuisine Salonculinaire.

North Coast TAFE wins disability award

North Coast TAFE’s disability consultant Anita Raftery has been recently awarded a Certificate of Achievement at the recent Tweed Shire Access and Inclusion Awards.

TAFE cuts will hurt region, Ballina rally told

Scores of teachers, students and supporters rallied outside the Wollongbar TAFE campus in Ballina yesterday against the Liberal-National coalition government's budget cuts and privatisation plans for vocational training.

TAFE students sweep regional training awards

Despite widespread privatisation of the post-secondary training sector, TAFEs are continuing to perform at a high level if the results of the recent North Coast Region’s NSW Training Awards are to go by.

Provest ‘back-flipped’ on TAFE funding

Three years ago, while still in opposition, Tweed MP Geoff Provest signed a pledge to protect TAFE funding. Now his government is knocking the stuffing out of it, according to Labor’s candidate for the seat, Ron Goodman.

Bright Sparks’s power saving shocks manager

Joseph Sparks, who works at a Ballina service station, recently showed his employer how to save thousands of dollars on energy bills that were crippling the business.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.