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Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.

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Assange – election

As we think about where to put our mark on the ballot paper in this election, spare some time...

Kashmir Miller: ‘the Green wave will expand’

Taking her first but definitely not her last steps into federal politics, the election campaign for Greens candidate for Page, Kashmir Miller, was exciting and tricky.

Fugly Design Award

I would like to second Nick Buckley’s idea for the Fugly Architectural Design Award (in last week’s Echo). Perhaps...

Richmond candidates 2022: incumbent Labor, Justine Elliot

Justine Elliot is the incumbent member for the seat of Richmond. She has held the seat since 2004, representing Labor and winning six elections.

Why I’m voting Greens 1 on Saturday

What exciting times we live in. Never has there been a better time to be politically engaged than now. This election is like no other. With the problems of the world bearing down on us, now is the time to make your voice heard.

2022 Environmental Citizen of the Year Awards

Two local groups have been nominated for the he Environmental Citizen of the Year Awards, an initiative of The Australia Day Council of NSW in partnership with Return and Earn.

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Want to make your own nest box and help with bushfire recovery on Friday?

Conservation Volunteers Australia are running a nest-building workshop in one of Australia’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Nightcap Range, ‘to create homes and hope for wildlife’.

Time for tempers to cool? Greens MP calls for climate change truce

The Greens state member for Ballina wants mainstream society to give conservatives on climate change another chance.

Nimbin: emergency community fire meeting today

A community meeting is being held in Nimbin Town Hall at 4pm today to update residents on the current bushfire conditions.

State forests closed due to fires

The Forestry Corporation has now closed state forests on the north coast and northern tablelands.

Fire alert for Terania, Huonbrook and Upper Wilsons Creek

Fire alert raised to 'Watch and Act' for Terania, Huonbrook and Upper Wilsons Creek as fire continues to burn out of control.

Early bushfire season for 74 NSW council areas

The Rural Fire Service had already declared an early start to the bushfire danger season for areas on the Northern Rivers in August but last week added another 53 local government areas to the list.

Kashmir Miller: ‘the Green wave will expand’

Taking her first but definitely not her last steps into federal politics, the election campaign for Greens candidate for Page, Kashmir Miller, was exciting and tricky.

Large bioenergy facility gets nod

Byron Council’s plan to build a facility that converts waste into electricity at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been given the green light by the Northern Regional Planning Panel

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Another Day in Hope Purgatory

Politics is a phenomenal experience. To work harder than you thought possible, to put yourself so absolutely in the public domain full of hope and belief. Then to ask for judgement. It’s high stakes. A kind of ethical and philosophical extreme sport.

Fugly Design Award

I would like to second Nick Buckley’s idea for the Fugly Architectural Design Award (in last week’s Echo). Perhaps we could include a subcategory...