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Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

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Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Tweed Mall

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has announced that a new location for getting the COVID -19 vaccination has opened today in Tweed Heads.

History as she is wrote

It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give some background to Byron Greens...

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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.

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...