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Bravo Mungo

Robert Gibson, Byron Bay Mungo’s Crossword last week was, for me, both challenging and charming. Echos of the great man’s wit...

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Two missing persons alerts on Northern Rivers

One of the cases is a woman who has been missing for more than a month.

South East Queensland lockdown continues for another five days

Queensland Health has issued a statement that says the current lockdown in South East Queensland will continue for another five days as a precaution following new cases in the state.

No border bubble for NSW–Qld border – restrictions outlined

Eleven local government areas (LGAs) in Queensland have now been identified as areas of concern in relation to COVID-19.

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.

Medical government

Peter Olson, Goonengerry The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, Article 20: ‘Everyone has the right to peaceful assembly and association’....

Will Tweed Council remove final option for RLSC in Tweed Shire?

At its upcoming Council meeting, the Tweed Shire Council is seeking to remove the option of Rural Land Sharing Communities, which includes multiple occupancies and community title.

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Ballina parts ways with Arts Northern Rivers

A discussion about funding priorities for the next year became a debate about local versus regional arts funding at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Weaving Nyangbal yarns in Ballina

Weaving Nyangbal yarns of the Richmond River is a special program of the Citizen Science workshop, happening in conjunction with the Speaking with the River exhibition now showing at Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina.

Lots happening at NRCG in Ballina this month

March is a big month for artists and art-lovers at Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina, with three new exhibitions.

Stop motion animators needed

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience in stop-motion animation techniques. Working under...

Writers on the Road coming to Ballina

Writers on the Road, the free Byron Writers Festival touring program, is exploring the new normal this year with a crew of literary mavericks.

The challenges of creating a new life of freedom

Moving to a new country can be challenging; you may need to learn a new language, understand a different culture, learn how to drive, how to find a job, and understand countless other things as you settle in. For a refugee the experience can be even more challenging.

Change MAKERS youth mentoring program coming to NRCG at Ballina

Are you a young person with a passionate social or environmental cause you want to explore through art-making?

New art for August in Ballina at NRCG

Northern Rivers Community Gallery is launching four new exhibitions this month.

Creative art programs for kids Re-Ignited at Ballina

After a three-month hiatus between delivering programs and switching to online learning, the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) in Ballina has announced the recommencement of the Bright Sparks Creative Kids Art programs at Ignite Studios.

One sided

Rachael Terry, South Golden Beach I am really shocked and disappointed at the one-sidedness of The Echo reporting on the COVID-19 vaccination debate. Any dissenters...

Paradise lost?

Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay ‘Take your masks off!’ yelled the young scruff at my companion and me, as he speared his skateboard between our coffee table...

Dunoon Dam

Nan Nicholson, The Channon Being a Rous County councillor must be a hard job. The workload of reading reports must be enormous and keeping communities informed...

Nature-based intervention on offer for at-risk young people

As the trickledown effects of COVID-19 continue to hit our most vulnerable, not-for-profit groups are saying they are overwhelmed.