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Fire danger period to end early for Northern Rivers

Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley are among the local government areas (LGAs) that will see an early end to  the Bush Fire Danger Period.

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Bulldozers

Council’s excuse for letting the bulldozers into the Wallum site is that it will lose in court and waste...

Union joins fundraiser to feed reporters in Gaza

Photos, footage, audio and news reports from the middle east show nearly everyone in the Gaza is struggling to find food and essential medical supplies, including reporters.

Delay on clothes-optional beach decision 

Tyagarah Beach will remain a clothes-optional location until at least June 30, after the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) bowed to a concerted campaign from the local naturist community.

Stolen ute, ransacked service station and vandalised police cars

Stolen Brunswick Heads ute allegedly taken on wild adventure ransacking service station and being party to vandalising police cars before being abandoned in the bush at Coraki.

Byron Bay local is 2024 Glover Prize Finalist

Local watercolourist Dave Sparkes has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 John Glover Prize, Australia’s prestigious landscape award.

Israel Palestine

Audacious, humane, sensible, permanent. Achieving such a solution to the present Middle East crisis would require persons of state,...

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Durrumbul School in ‘recess’ after no enrolments for 2023

With Durrumbul School student enrolments declining to zero for 2023, the NSW Department of Education has told The Echo that the school, located on Main Arm Road, ‘will be placed into recess at the end of Term 1, 2023.

Tree removal at Wollumbin High being reconsidered by DoE

The removal of 49 native and endangered trees planted by renowned environmentalist Bruce Chick and students at Wollumbin High School for a temporary car park are being reconsidered by the Department of Education.

Protest at Wollumbin High against native tree removal

The local Murwillumbah community is up in arms over the proposed removal of native and rainforest trees at Wollumbin High School to build a car park. A protest is taking place this Friday at 10am.

Wollumbin High – native trees to be removed to ‘put up a parking lot’ 

The community is outraged that 48 established rainforest and native trees planted by environmentalist Bruce Chick and students from Wollumbin High School that are going to be removed for a temporary car park. 

Council staff respond to greywater standoff with Ed Dept at Byron Bay Public School

Further to last week’s story regarding the impasse with the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) and Byron Council over a grey water system, Council’s Manager Utilities, Cameron Clark, has provided more details behind the arrangement.

Israel Palestine

Audacious, humane, sensible, permanent. Achieving such a solution to the present Middle East crisis would require persons of state, that, unlike the current ones...

Byron Dog Rescue: 20 years of lifesaving love and dedication

Celebrating two decades of compassion and dedication to our four-legged friends by Byron Dog Rescue.

Stolen ute, ransacked service station and vandalised police cars

Stolen Brunswick Heads ute allegedly taken on wild adventure ransacking service station and being party to vandalising police cars before being abandoned in the bush at Coraki.

Byron Council reduces fossil fuel investment to 56%

Byron Shire Council investments in projects linked to fossil fuel production decreased significantly after the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) relaxed rules last year.