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Kingscliff locals concerned over proposal to remove trees at Merve Edwards Fields for AFL

The potential of removing trees from the Merve Edwards Fields site at Kingscliff to accommodate the Kingscliff Junior AFL Club has raised concerns of locals and neighbours who say that this is not a proposal they support. 

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Danny’s world

John Scrivener, yet again, in his latest incredibly biased anti-Israel letter in last week’s paper shows us nothing new....

Kahakai: new taste experience in Byron

Kahakai is a new restaurant in Byron on the corner of Bay Lane and Fletcher St which, with its...

‘Byron Independents’ ticket announced

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon has announced his running mates for the upcoming local government elections. Cr Lyon will again contest the mayoralty, with Dr Meredith Wray, Cr Mark Swivel and former Councillor Jeannette Martin in the group.

First observations of meltwater eating away at Antarctic ice shelves

Scientists who have witnessed Antarctic ice shelf decay are escalating concerns that rising air temperatures will push these frozen masses to unprecedented fractures.

Who is responsible?

Teenage (stabbing) crime. Here I go again! Why are these kids allowed out of the house before their parents...

Champion Australian beer

Stone & Wood Brewing, well known for their flagship Pacific Ale, have produced another winner, with their Big Pale...

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Hardcore rainbows light up Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Opening tomorrow are four exciting new shows at Ballina's Northern Rivers Community Gallery. The Echo caught up with two of the artists involved, Claudie Frock and Leona DeBolt.

Diverse shows at NRCG this month

Officially launching tonight at Ballina's Northern Rivers Community Gallery are four new exhibitions, including photographic works from pre-Taliban Afghanistan, sublime landscape paintings, traditional Iranian Abri printing on silk and a collection works from local arts and craft group BACCI.

Flood recovery art show opens in Ballina

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery and Ignite Studios are inviting the community to celebrate the opening of the Commemorative Flood Recovery Community Art Exhibition, and see some amazing original work made by local creatives.

New artistic perspectives at NRCG this month

Opening tomorrow at Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina are four new exhibitions from local artists.

Step into separate realities at NRCG this month

Four new solo exhibitions opened at Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina this week, featuring artistic perspectives on landscape, climate change, metamorphosis and migration trauma.

Free artist talk and sonic performance on Saturday

Ballina's Northern Rivers Community Gallery is launching its 2023 Public Programs this weekend, with a free after hours in-conversation event featuring exhibiting artist Marian Tubbs and ABC Radio National presenter Daniel Browning.

Diverse exhibitions coming to NRCG in January

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is set to kick off 2023 with a suite of exhibitions from local artists.

Big Scrub show opens today in Ballina

The photo exhibition 'Stories of the Big Scrub' is one of a number of new shows opening at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina today. Photographer Tom Wolff talked to The Echo about his exhibition, which shines a light on the precious remnants of lowland tropical rainforest scattered across the region.

Ballina Council June wrap-up

June's meeting covered a lot of ground as Ballina's councillors positioned themselves for local elections coming in September.

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.

Ballina Council to look into making tiny homes accessible 

The idea of living in a tiny home can seem like a simple solution to our housing crisis – but getting council approvals for a permanent tiny home on private land can be challenging. 

Council staff to look at limiting bulk and scale in Wategos  

A motion by Cr Sarah Ndiaye (Greens) to amend the LEP to reduce the building height limits in the Wategos residential area from 9m to 8m was unsuccessful at last Thursday’s Council meeting. 

Is this the next Bentley? New doco highlights value of Clarence River amid mining proposal

Mining plans for the region were discovered by two locals as they paddled down the Clarence River near Grafton. The question is what does it mean for the future of the Northern Rivers?

Editorial – Mining is back, baby! 

Nearly ten years ago in 2015, junior coal seam gas miner Metgasco was paid out handsomely – $25m of your tax money – after its approval to frack Bentley was fiercely fought off by thousands of well-organised protesters. But now they are back...