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Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern...

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A history of ‘freedom’ and the Northern Rivers vaccine divide

Among the many myths about the COVID-19 vaccines is a belief they contain live virus that a vaccinated person will shed in social and intimate circumstances. Along with many other vaccine myths, this belief is contributing to a significant divide in the Northern Rivers community.

#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

Cartoon of the week – 27 October, 2021

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Charges laid after police pursuit at Murwillumbah

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been investigating several incidents of stolen motor vehicles from within the Kingscliff area over the past month.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

As summer approaches

Ah yes, all this death because we could not listen and a bus winding through the renamed country road once a walking track now paved...

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Police looking for man missing from Goonellabah

Michael Watts, aged 42, was last seen leaving a home on Ethan Place Goonellabah, just before 6pm on Thursday (7 October, 2021).

State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

Charged after $900,000 worth of cocaine located during vehicle stop – Bonville

A man has been charged after about $900,000 worth of cocaine was allegedly found inside a car in the state’s north yesterday.

Man who brought COVID to Byron Bay to be charged

A man will be served a Future Court Attendance Notice today for breaching public health orders after he visited the Byron Bay and surrounding areas.

Former officer charged with assault – Casino

A former NSW Police officer has been charged following an alleged on-duty assault in Casino.

Did Reflections hire police to shut down the drum circle?

Locals gathered at the regular drumming circle at Torakina Park in Brunswick Heads on January 3 were disappointed but not surprised when the police arrived.

Man extradited from Queensland over alleged historical child sex offences

Police say a man will reappear in court today after being extradited from Queensland on two outstanding warrants for alleged historic child sex offences.

Grow pot, pay tax, create jobs says Eden-Monaro candidate

Cannabis production and consumption is being legalised around the world. It is now time to bring Australian growers in from the cold and give them the opportunity to pay tax, use their knowledge and live legally said Eden-Monaro by-election candidate Michael Balderstone.

Call for inquiry into roadside drug testing

A call for a parliamentary inquiry into the effectiveness of roadside drug testing is being made after police expert reveals the police’s oral testing method is seriously flawed.

Man shot by police, Grafton

A critical incident investigation has been launched after a man was shot and injured by police at a house near Grafton in the early hours of Boxing Day.

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting.

Cartoon of the week – 27 October, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Ben Smith leaving Ballina Council

The unique contributions of current Deputy Mayor Ben Smith to Ballina Shire Council are coming to an end, as he's decided to hang up his councillor hat after thirteen years, and not contest the December election.