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Briana Atkins was only two weeks old when her parents decided to leave Brisbane for a tree change, buying...

Is the failing state of the planet causing our youth to be stressed?

Poor mental health in youth is an ever increasing problem. It is often flagged at by the media and various organisations, and whilst there are often brilliant resources that can be found, when it comes down to the cause of the increase in mental illness in Gen Z, parents and caregivers tend to put it (somewhat jokingly) down to our phones.

Biden Inauguration: speech, song and poetry herald new era for America

‘The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer.’ After four years of turmoil, Joe Biden offered hope and calm to the American people in his first speech as President.

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 20 January, 2021

Australia's adopted son, Arj Barker, says ‘Come revel in a positive and nurturing, almost womb-like comedic experience! Together we’ll create an environment where I know it’s okay to fail, because of your unconditional acceptance. And therefore I can take chances, and come up with brand new insta-classics, unhindered by fear and insecurity. Join me, special friend, and become part of The Process.’

Schoolboys trek 130km for brain cancer research

Three Byron Bay teens have hiked from Cape Byron to Brooms Head, raising over $3,300 for brain cancer research and awareness.

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Watershed Initiative: the big picture on flood risk

With heavy rain falling across the Northern Rivers this week, the risks faced by people living in floodplain areas are again coming into focus.

Rescission motion on table for Dunoon Dam

Three pro-dam councillors have announced a rescission motion to be discussed at the next Rous County Council meeting, seeking to overturn the recent decision to abandon the Dunoon Dam.

Dunoon Dam ditched by Rous County Council

With numbers locked yesterday, the Chair of Rous County Council, Keith Williams, voted to prevent the contentious Dunoon Dam project proceeding, at a not-so ordinary Rous meeting in Lismore.

Traditional owners say no to Dunoon Dam

Widjabul Wia-bal traditional owners of the area between Dunoon and the Channon have told Rous County Council not to follow Rio Tinto with the destructive Dunoon Dam.

‘Overwhelming majority’ object to Dunoon Dam proposal

With public submissions on Rous Council’s proposed Dunoon Dam expected to be released Wednesday December 16, Ballina councillor and Rous chair Keith Williams told The Echo that submissions he has seen so far indicate strong opposition.

Bob Carr weighs in on Dunoon Dam debate

On Saturday the former Premier of NSW and former Australian Foreign Minister took a walk up Terania Creek, near The Channon.

Dunoon Dam, flash mobs, and water security

In a month's time Rous County Council (RCC) will be deciding if they are going to pursue the proposed Dunoon Dam project – the question is had they already made up their mind before community consultation?

WATER Northern Rivers calls for transparency from Rous County Council

WATER Northern Rivers is calling on Rous County Council to release the full results of community consultation regarding Future Water 2060, following the discovery that Rous has lobbied to get the Dunoon Dam on the NSW Government agenda.

Johnson and Johnson on why they oppose the Dunoon Dam

Former Ballina Mayor Keith Johnson and current Ballina Councillor Jeff Johnson are both strongly opposed to the Dunoon Dam.

Rous County Council votes to extend public comments on Dunoon Dam proposal

After strong public pressure, Rous County Council voted unanimously this morning to extend the public response period on the Future Water Project 2060 for a further 28 days.

Two charged with assault in seperate incidents

A man and a woman have been charged with assault after seperate violent incidents last week, one in Byron Bay and one in Mullumbimby.

Lismore police pursuit ends in charges

Police say a man has been charged over alleged pursuits and a crash overnight.

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale species. During an eight-month study at...