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The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

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The Block mute over its plans for Byron TV show

Plans by reality television TV show, The Block (Nine), to base an upcoming series on  Sunrise Boulevard in Sunrise, Byron Bay, has upset an elderly neighbour.

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Federal MP and rural Drs blast NSW Premier Berejiklian over Pfizer supplies

The decision by NSW State Premier Gladys Berejiklian to redirect Pfizer supplies from the North Coast to Sydney has drawn criticism from local Federal MP Justine Elliot.

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW)...

With avocados, farmer fresh is best

There are many different avocado varieties, but walk around the supermarket and you might get the impression there is...

Byron’s bioenergy facility DA

David Dixon, Byron Bay I am concerned Council’s bioenergy project has received no external financial scrutiny and that my requests for...

Stories about "NSW EDO":

Gloucester community delighted that Rocky Hill judgment to stand

The ruling on the proposed coal mine for Gloucester made it clear that the impact of coal mining on local communities is detrimental – yet the threat of an appeal still hung over the local community of Gloucester. 

Greens to hold Lismore forum on ‘koala crisis’

A koala expert, president of Friends of the Koala and the former EDO CEO will address a community forum to raise awareness about the plight of NSW’s koalas at Lismore Workers Club next Tuesday.

Community gets a say in court review of Gloucester coal mine

The community group Gloucester Groundswell has been fighting for a say in the greenfield open cut coal mine at Gloucester for 12 years, now they will get their chance.

EDO closes Lismore office

The legal group most often turned to by activists seeking to end illegal environmental practices has confirmed it is set to close its only regional office, based in Lismore.

Public workshop over Lennox sand quarry proposal

Lennox Head residents are being urged to have their say about the controversial redevelopment application by McGearys Sand Quarry currently before Ballina Shire Council. The DA is set to be determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel in coming months.

Screening to celebrate a decade defending the environment

The EDO (formerly Environment Defenders Office) has been mounting legal arguments to protect precious places throughout the northern rivers for 10 years, despite defunding by both levels of government. Now it's time to celebrate their achievements.

‘Devil in the detail’ of north coast plan: EDO

Environmental advocacy lawyers EDO believe the threat of resumed CSG exploration on the north coast is relatively small but are very concerned about the fate of development outlined in the draft North Coast Regional Plan on dwindling koala populations.

Rock-wall letter did not go unregarded: Byron GM

Byron Shire Council’s general manager Ken Gainger has disputed last week’s Echo story regarding due process over a legal letter sent to council over its controversial rock wall project at Belongil.

Byron council risked injunction over EDO rock wall letter

Byron Shire Council’s startling revelations over planning objections and implementation of their Belongil Rock Wall resolution raise fresh concerns over the council’s processes.

Court overturns Adani coal mine in central Qld

The federal government’s approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland, which would have been one of the largest coal mines in the world and responsible for substantial greenhouse gas emissions, has been overturned in the Federal Court of Australia.

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.

Pandemic

Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a $10,000 fine for forcing their...

Read all about it…

Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is at hand. Our local library has...

Council negligence

Jim Mangleson, Ocean Shores Interesting article by Steve Hansen regarding artificial reefs for Byron’s erosion problem (Echo, 21 July). He mentions historical charts and photos of...