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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

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Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

Localisation fantasy

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

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Body of missing woman located – Ballina

A body, believed to be that of a missing woman, has been located in Ballina.

The knives are out

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Reading the letters section of The Echo I came across the two councillor’s Martin and Ndiaye...

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A new gathering for permaculture

Permaculture Research Institute’s new Byron group Did you know that permaculture extends far beyond the growing of vegetables? I confess that I didn’t. ‘Gardening is only...

Djanbung permaculture gardens designing for the future

Designing for disaster and reducing the impacts of events like the recent cyclone Debbie is just one of the events taking place at the annual Permaculture Open Day at Nimbin's Djanbung Gardens on Saturday May 13.

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.

Permablitz! Mullum cafe gets makeover

Permaculture students from the Byron Community College recently spent two days transforming the courtyard behind a Mullum cafe, using the permablitz technique to turn a bare courtyard into an urban food landscape.

Permaculture guru David Holmgren visits north coast

Co-founder of the permaculture movement, David Holmgren, will be visiting Mullumbimby this weekend with an array of events planned.

Djanbung Gardens celebrates 20 years of abundance

Video: Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, helped Nimbin’s pioneering permaculture centre Djanbung Gardens celebrate its 20th anniversary over the weekend.

Djanbung Gardens marks 20 years of permaculture

Djanbung Gardens at Nimbin will mark its 20th anniversary this long weekend by hosting a range of permaculture workshops and activities from Saturday to Monday.

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.