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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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Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

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

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...

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

Comparisons

Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Stories about "Regional Forestry Agreements":

Koala extinction by-product of logging

Koala numbers have plummeted by 33 per cent over the last twenty years and experts are now warning that they are likely to be driven to extinction.

Barham calls on Berejiklian to axe state forest logging

In her final act as a member of parliament, north coast-based Greens MLC Jan Barham said it was ‘time for the new premier to act on climate change and the environment by putting a stop to the logging of public native forests in NSW’.

Greens urge Christmas rethink on regional forests

The Australian Greens have put Regional Forest Agreements on the Senate agenda this week, highlighting deep-seated problems with these out-of-date forest management regimes.

North coast forests an ‘industrial commodity’, says campaigner

Forest advocacy group Nativesrule is turning its attention to the north coast, with its campaign truck travelling through through the Cowper, Page and Richmond...

Regional Forestry Agreements failing: EDO

Chris Dobney The EDO (Environmental Defenders Office) has produced a damning report on the operation of Regional Forestry Agreements (RFA) in the states, claiming they...

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.