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Garden waste guru speaks tomorrow

The inventor of the globally renowned in-ground residential composting system, Subpod, has returned home to Byron Bay for a short stay before he embarks on a collaboration with a global company to take his latest project, WastePlant, around the world. 

Emergency Services training at Lismore today

From 10am to 1pm today you may well hear and see lots of sirens and flashing lights at the Lismore Regional Airport.

Kinship Festival marks the beginning of Reconciliation Week in Tweed

Starting off this year's Reconciliation Week in Tweed is the Kinship Festival at Murwillumbah this Saturday. 

Gov’t rental figure for first temporary housing village revealed

The Ballina Shire Council has finally revealed it received $100,000 in rent for the Wollongbar emergency housing village.

Israel’s 75th 

Gareth Smith is right about one thing, yes, we along with Australian diplomats and politicians are celebrating the amazing...

World’s biggest surf festival wants you

Surfing Australia will launching the world’s biggest female surf competition and festival ‘Seas the Day’ at Kingscliff over June...

Stories about "Richmond River":

Cleaning up the Richmond River

Like many who have suffered in the floods the Richmond River estuary is still feeling the weight of last year's floods.

It flooded the first storey in 2022 – so is a 60-lot development a good idea?

The Richmond Valley Council has been asked to approve a 60 Lot Residential Subdivision on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater on a floodplain 70 metres from the Richmond River. According to locals, the area flooded extensively during the 2022 flood with many houses across the road from the site being flooded up to and including the first floor.

21 years crossing the Richmond at Ballina

John Gallagher, the long term master of the car ferry to South Ballina, has recently retired. After more than two decades in the job, he spoke to The Echo about the highs and lows of his time on the river, delivering this vital service.

Low lying areas of Coraki – PREPARE TO EVACUATE

The NSW SES advises people in Richmond Terrace to PREPARE TO EVACUATE now, Monday 24 Oct due to predicted dangerous minor flooding:

Hope for the Richmond?

The Richmond Riverkeeper Association is an emerging organisation dedicated to improving the health of the once-mighty Richmond River, by giving the waterways of the catchment a community voice.

Minor to Major Flood Warning for the Richmond River

The Bureau of Meteorology has said that while the rainfall rates had eased during the day on Tuesday it is ‘expected to re-intensify over the next 12 hours as a low pressure system moves closer to the coast again’.

Moderate to heavy rainfall expected Sunday to Monday

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned for Northern NSW that ‘moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast from Sunday into early next week which may result in renewed rises and flooding.

Epic duck race coming to Ballina

The Rotary Duck Race is on again at Fawcett Park, Ballina, from 11am-3pm on Sunday 16 January, with big prizes, all raising funds for community charities.

Nothing cute about the Frogbit alien invasion

Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) is an invasive, smothering waterweed that poses a serious environmental threat which has been found in the Richmond River and at Chinderah.

Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons River peaking overnight and the...

Posturing politicians

While Greens in the Senate endure the irony of being pilloried by the government for speaking passionately about social justice and housing, Patricia Warren’s...

National Reconciliation Week starts tomorrow

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Thank you from the top of our heads to the bottom of our well-dressed feet

Saturday's annual Bell & Ford vintage clothes garage sale fundraiser for the SHIFT Project was an incredible success with $36,500 being raised at the Byron Surf Club – this year’s effort was up about $7,500 on the last event.

Labor Government committed to the demerger of Murwillumbah Education Campus

The significant issue of a merger of several Murwillumbah schools has been ongoing since 2020 when the then State Government announced via Sarah Mitchell MP that four public schools would be amalgamated into a single Kindergarten to Year 12 campus at Murwillumbah High.