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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail...

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

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

Stories about "recycled water":

Rous Chair Keith Williams looks ahead

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project 2060 on public exhibition. They...

Ballina’s recycled water essential part of future water planning

At today’s Ballina Shire Council meeting Councillor Jeff Johnson is proposing that the council review the current level of recycled water use across the shire.

The ‘new gold’-diggers: water ‘miners’, desperate farmers and thirsty councils

As local governments across the Northern Rivers announce increased water restrictions, more regional politicians are backing an end to water extraction for the bottled water industry.

Turning on the tap to infinite, clean water

Undoubtedly one of the biggest issues facing humans on the planet is access to clean, drinkable water. Especially for those in developing countries, where even groundwater is becoming more and more polluted from ever-growing intense industrialisation.

Ballina turns 900 homes on to recycled water

More than 900 properties within Ferngrove, River Oaks, Ballina Heights housing estates and North Ballina are now connected to recycled water.

Ballina turns on the tap to provide recycled water

The Ballina Shire Council has begun delivering recycled water to 160 new houses around Lennox Head and is hoping to increase that number to 7200 homes across the Ballina Shire. The council will hold an open day at the Lennox Head Wastewater Plant on Saturday.

Lennox Head set for ‘groundbreaking’ recycled water service

In what Ballina Shire Council believes is a first for regional NSW, a groundbreaking recycled water service is set to begin at Lennox Head in July.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.