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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Stories about "Rip Curl Pro":

Wilkinson knocked out by Fanning in his final tour event

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson was knocked out of competition at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in the new round four surfing against...

McDonagh has first crack at the world’s best pro surfers

At just 16 Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head surfed in his first WSL Championship Tour heat against the current world champion John John Florence...

Locals in the lineup for the Bells Beach pro event

Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head has been given a great opportunity with a berth in the Rip Curl Men’s Trials being held at Bells...

Fanning beats De Souza to Rip Curl Pro title

Mick Fanning of Tweed Heads has won his fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach title, defeating Adriano De Souza of Brazil in a count back after the pair finished in the first ever tiebreak final in WCT history

Medina wipes out Slater at Bells Beach

Longstanding surf star Kelly Slater has been eliminated from the prestigious Rip Curl Pro competition at Bells Beach by the 21-year-old reigning world champion Gabriel Medina.

Ringing the Bell for Rip Curl Pro

Yesterday was a thrilling finals day at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, stop No 3 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT).

RipCurl Pro continues in Portugal

Reigning ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson from the Gold Coast (above) advanced into Round 4 of the RipCurl Pro Portugal at Supertubos, Peniche yesterday.

De Souza rings the Bell

    Adriano de Souza has become the first Brazilian man to win the Rip Curl Pro presented by Ford, downing American tour rookie Nat Young...

All go for the Groms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI9-Wi85YlQ   The Groms were the only satisfied customers at Bells Beach in Victoria this morning as another lay day was called for the men’s comp. After...

Surfers set to ring that Bells

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yTDqkfcShM   World champion Joel Parkinson and defending event champion Mick Fanning are both looking forward to competing in the iconic surfing event, the Rip Curl...

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.