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Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

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Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’...

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Gondwana Festival launched

Adventurers and conservationists are collaborating to celebrate the regeneration of a beautiful, ancient landscape in a month-long festival.

Will you go HalfCut for rainforests?

As a passionate rainforest conservationist, Jimmy Halfcut wanted to get noticed by more people to make them aware of the fact that half the worlds rainforests have been destroyed by humans.

Call to NSW government to protect our devastated rainforests

The rainforests of north-east NSW have been ravaged by both fire and drought leaving animals packed into the remaining areas. The NSW government is being called on to put in place real protection for what is left.

Madeleine West wants to Help Home Heal through reforestation

Byron resident Madeleine West a.k.a. Neighbours’ ‘Dee Bliss' has taken to her heart the importance of tree planting Australia wide, and has founded Help Home Heal.

Bushfire recovery: help plant rainforest trees this Saturday

Do you have some time for tree planting this Saturday morning? Rainforest 4 have teamed up with Reforest Now and need your help to plant 1,000 rainforest trees in two hours

Planet Watch: Farmers, forests & climate change

Farmers, forests and climate change: The way that humans use and change the land and its vegetation can have a profound effect on the climate, and can either counteract or exacerbate climate change.

Turn camphor patches into rainforest without herbicides

Though camphor trees have become a back-up food supply for many native creatures, they are still a weed that needs to go.

Terania Creek a catalyst

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. I take strong objection to John Macgregor-Skinner’s biased and incorrect portrayal of the Terania Creek protests (Letters Echonetdaily 4 April). The 300...

Native timber showcase and design competition launches

In an ambitious project to both regenerate local rainforest and create a market for native timbers environmentalists and farmers have come together to create the inaugural Sustainable Native Timber Showcase and Design Competition and are asking locals to get involved.

Big Scrub best conservation festival on the planet

The main tent at Sunday's Big Scrub Rainforest Day was filled to absolute capacity with half of the audience spilling out into the parklands at Rocky Creek Dam

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate summit of world leaders, we...

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the job. Instead we find now...