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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.

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Why do we destroy what we love?

Nan Nicholson, The Channon I have been an environmental activist for over 50 years (I started when I was a...

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

Interview with Madeleine West

Madeleine West is a nationally acclaimed actress who is one of the many talents who lives in our region. Not just a soap star (some might know her as Dee Bliss from Neighbours), Madeleine has an extensive performance training background and she’s going to be sharing her Theatresports expertise with kids at the Byron Comedy Fest.

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Byron Bay’s first ever matured spirit wins gold medal at London Spirit Competition

While the Northern Rivers region is well known for its environment and lifestyle, it is also becoming known for...

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Country 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. 

Stories about "NSW drought":

1,330% increase in land clearing under NSW Liberal–National leadership

The bush, the forests, the animals, and the people of NSW – make that Australia – have been enduring the back to back impacts of flood, drought, fire, flood, and now the COVID-19 pandemic. What could make this any worse?

Call to NSW government to protect our devastated rainforests

The rainforests of north-east NSW have been ravaged by both fire and drought leaving animals packed into the remaining areas. The NSW government is being called on to put in place real protection for what is left.

$1m drought relief for Lismore and Richmond Valley Councils

Lismore and Richmond Valley drought affected communities have now had the drought communities fund extended to their areas.

Hands-on help needed after devastating fires

After the fires have gone there are innumerable jobs to do to get farmers and graziers back up and running. A little of your time can make all the difference...

Don’t let your livestock die – plan for summer

From the impact of fires to the ongoing drought as we head into summer now it the time to plan ahead for your livestock.

Drought support: a little help goes a long way

The Mullumbimby Chamber are assisting drought stricken farmers in the Gwydir Shire and sent another load of necessities costing around $10,000 to Bingara last week.

Is the heatwave climate change in action?

Independent NSW MP Jeremy Buckingham has warned that we need action on climate change now to protect the people we love, and our planet, from dangerous climate change.

Mullum green day a success for farmers

Last Friday saw Mullumbimby shops and residents dressing up in green to support ‘grass for farmers’ as part of their ongoing fundraising efforts to support drought stricken farmers.

Bangalow supports drought stricken farmers

The local townships of Bangalow and Mullumbimby have been working hard to raise awareness of the drought, raise funds and provide assistance to help drought-affected communities in Bingara and the broader Gwydir Shire.

Pulling together for drought relief continues

Locals are putting their money where their mouths are and continuing to raise funds to help drought stricken communities. From donating auction items for fundraisers to Kerry O'Brien interviewing drought affected farmers everyone is coming on board.

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 Country 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. 

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of our global predicament, and a...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered in this week’s Council Ordinary meeting. The...