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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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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.

Lismore Council set to increase fees, cut costs in a bid to balance budget

Lismore City Council is set to increase fees and charges and cut spending in an attempt to overcome a $19.5m operating deficit.

Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

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...

Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

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...

Stories about "Olive Cotton Award":

Ari’s on the rise

The list of finalists for the Olive Cotton Award in 2017 features many of the biggest names in Australian portrait photography, but it has also continued the emergence of a talented young local.

Grandmother photo wins $20,000 Olive Cotton Award

Sydney photographer Justine Varga has won the $20,000 overall prize for the 2017 Olive Cotton Award for a large-scale work in homage to her grandmother.

Tweed gallery’s $20,000 national photo award draws record entries

A record 489 entries for this year's prestigious Olive Cotton Award, a national biennial competition for portrait photography based at the Tweed Regional Gallery, has organisers excited about the increasing quality of entries.

Lennox Head photographer wins Olive Cotton Award

The ‘haunting and beautiful’ work of Lennox Head photographer Natalie Grono has been declared the winner of the $20,000 2015 Olive Cotton Award at Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah.

Intriguing portrait wins $20,000 award

One of Australia’s best-known documentary photographers was last night announced winner of the $20,000 Olive Cotton Award to a packed audience at the Tweed...

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 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...