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Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Bad news

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

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a...

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Stories about "Plastic Free July":

Salvaging culture through upcycling

A Plastic Free July event, held last Saturday in Mullum, saw a ‘Strong local interest in both learning how to upcycle waste fabric, as well as an appetite to buy locally handmade upcycled products’.

Join the upcycling revolution!

Now in its tenth year, Plastic Free July is testament to the appetite of the masses to reduce their negative impact on the planet.

Chinese delegation takes in region’s sustainable agri-tourism

Sustainable tourism for the Northern Rivers was boosted last week with a visit from two Chinese delegations, who immersed themselves in health, wellbeing and sustainable focussed workshops.

Make the switch and ditch the plastic

It is time to Make the Switch. Byron Shire his leading the charge and is encouraging businesses to become plastic free with Plastic Free Byron leading the campaign to reduce single-use plastics in the Shire.

Plastic-free July sees clean-up of Byron beaches

The month is barely half-way done and already there have been two major clean-ups of plastic residue on Byron’s beaches. One surprising fact that people often don't realise: cigarette butts are made of plastic!

Plastic free daze

For the third year the Shire is participating in the global Plastic Free July campaign along with more than two million people in 159 countries.

Plastic free businesses given new platform

A new website has been launched to encourage Byron Shire food, beverage and fashion businesses to reduce their plastic waste through community recognition and encouragement.

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.

Plastic bags and packaging in councillor’s sights

Greens councillor Sarah Ndiaye will seek fellow councillors’ support at this Thursday’s meeting to support a voluntary ban of single-use plastic bags and packaging in the Byron Shire during Plastic Free July 2018.

Supermarkets take up plastic free challenge, but not state govt

Australia’s grocery giants Coles and Woolworths announced within hours of each other, that they will be phasing out single-use plastic bags

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...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.