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Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.

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The no-dam business case

There are groups standing for election next Saturday who are composed mainly of high profile business people. Many people...

Cr Basil Cameron’s Mayoral choice

Cr Cate Coorey is my choice for mayor. I have worked with Cate on Council for the last five years....

Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to...

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and...

Stories about "Plastic Free Boy":

Plastic Free Boy’s call to action for 2021

By way of an introduction for the people new to the Shire, or who do not know me: I am 14-years-old, born in Byron Bay, have been making films to educate people about the problems of, and solutions, to plastic pollution.

Arlian’s plastic film takes him to Asia summit

Byron Bay Public student Arlian Ecker, aka Plastic Free Boy, will take to the stage again, and this time he will be talking to mayors from around Asia and the Pacific in July as he brings them his message on plastic.

Plastic Free boy nominated for Green Globe

Byron Bay 12-year-old Arlian, better known as Plastic Fee Boy, has been nominated as NSW Green Globe Award finalist in the Young Sustainable Champion category.

Plastic Free Boy’s message is spreading

Byron Shire’s Plastic Free Boy has been speaking to the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk about ocean plastic pollution, the need to transition away from single use plastic

Plastic Free Boy inspiring schools

Byron’s Plastic Free Boy, Arlian has been taking to the screen and was recently featured on Channel Ten’s The Project

Dirt Girl celebrates Mullum store going plastic-bag free

ABC’s Dirt Girl and  our own local Plastic Free Boy will be hitting the green carpet this Saturday, April 7 to celebrate yet another Mullumbimby store that is getting rid of single use plastic bags.

‘Kids for the Future’ campaign started by Plastic Free Boy

Arlian, the Plastic Free Boy, is taking his message about reducing and reusing plastic to local schools and is asking them to get behind his ‘kids for the future’ campaign.

Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in the Shire to be managed...

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...