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AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating,...

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Can we inoculate against the racism virus?

Like many others, I watched with interest the recently screened ABC documentary, The School that Tried to End Racism.

Zoran Radovanovic and son enter guilty pleas after sending region into lockdown

The father and son from Sydney's eastern suburbs who sent the region into lockdown by bringing COVID to Byron, have pleaded guilty to some of the charges against them.

Fence sitter

Fence sitters, when given a tickle, will generally tumble off on the side of self-interest. So it’s interesting to...

Byron cycling

Somewhere there is a book of rules for cycling in Byron, but I haven’t had any luck getting hold...

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback...

Frustration over library closures as other businesses face opening dilemma

Tweed Shire Councillor James Owen (Liberal) has expressed frustration over the closure of Regional Tweed Library (RTL) network to the public until 1 December, particularly those in Murwillumbah, Tweed and Kingscliff. Similarly other businesses in the region are facing the same question of if opening up is worth the risks.

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Think globally act locally – make a difference

In late 2020 the Narendra Modi government in India hastily passed three laws pertaining to Indian agriculture, claiming that they would improve farmers’ lives.

Syntropic farming mimics the forest and regenerates the soil

Mimicking the forest has provided degraded farms in Brazil a new lease on life. Syntropic farming is now making its way to our region as farmers look at new ways to approach sustainable farming.

Biochar gone to the cows? You bet

Brunswick Heads organic farmer Kelvin Daly is all fired up about a new method of biochar production and a new way of enriching the soil on his property and his cattle’s health.

The toxic nightmare of corporatised agriculture

I didn’t think I’d make it out alive, the night we went to film the ‘Cancer Train’ in Bathinda, Punjab. It was our last and most difficult filming in the area.

Sustainable farming for the future

Sustainable farming guru, Joel Salatin came to Byron Bay's The Farm on Sunday to give a sold-out presentation on how to feed the planet without destroying it. Watch the video

‘World’s best farmer’ headed our way

The man Time magazine called the ‘World’s Best Farmer’ is coming the Farm, in Ewingsdale next month for a sold-out presentation about his farming success story.

A new-look farm taking shape at Byron’s gateway

There’s an ambitious plan hatching out at the entrance to Byron Bay from the highway on Ewingsdale Road. It’s so ambitious that, when complete, The Farm will be just one of two known ventures of its type in the world, according to owner/manager Tom Lane.

Set up from Scratch

People love finding hidden places. I know I do. I get no bigger thrill than from discovering an out-of-the-way newbie. Look in the mirror...

Is what you’re buying really ‘organic’?

Alisdair Smithson is a local organic farmer and an owner of Munch Crunch Organics, an online organic fruit and vegetable delivery service in the...

GM-free foods at risk in WA canola case

A court case heard over the last few weeks in the Supreme Court of Western Australia could change the way Australians look at genetically modified, conventional and organic food.

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback to human civilisation and possibly...

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.