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What to do with no booze at your party

Eve Jeffery It’s almost human nature, certainly Australian nature, to celebrate with a drink. Nothing says wetting the baby’s head...

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Foolish guestimates

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores The article in The Echo titled A short history of our rail line debate is anything...

Editorial: Australia fails on human rights

Australia’s failing response to Indigenous Australians, refugees and the treatment of whistleblowers who alert the public to government corruption was once again highlighted in this year’s Human Rights Watch World Report 2021.

January 26 – a conflicting day for Australians

January 26. A conflicting date for many Australians. For some, this date reflects over 200 years of destruction and denigration of our traditional customs, values, languages, and cultural landscapes.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 27 January, 2021

Lemon Chicken is not only a Chinese takeaway favourite, it's also a great local five piece band who play songs that you forgot you loved. They like to pick and choose from the fine selection of great tunes we all grew up on.

What to do with no booze at your party

Eve Jeffery It’s almost human nature, certainly Australian nature, to celebrate with a drink. Nothing says wetting the baby’s head...

Cr Darlene Cook: more to Lismore City Council than roads, rates and rubbish

In the first of a series about those who are putting their hats in the ring to be the next mayor of Lismore, Cr Darlene Cook talks about the issues close to her heart, for the city at the heart of the Northern Rivers.

Stories about "Rous Future Water Project 2060":

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’s fate debated at Ballina

Hot on the heels of Rous County Council's decision to stop the Dunoon Dam, Ballina councillors got their say on the latest twist in the future water saga with a motion from Cr Jeff Johnson.

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.

All water options on the table for Ballina?

The Dunoon Dam wasn't officially on the agenda at the last Ballina Council meeting, but that didn't stop a heated discussion breaking out on the subject in a motion about water efficiency.

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.

Catching up with Ballina MP Tamara Smith

In the first of a two part series, the Greens MP for Ballina, Tamara Smith, talks about some of the big issues in her electorate.

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.

Serious, system-wide water efficiency or another dam?

Professor Stuart White is the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS in Sydney. He also has a keen interest in the future of water in the Northern Rivers.

Submissions on Future Water closed, dam controversy rages on

Public submissions regarding the Rous Future Water Project 2060 have closed, but the debate is continuing.

Nan Nicholson and Annie Kia share dam concerns

With public submissions about to close on the Rous Future Water Project, we spoke to two legendary Northern Rivers protectors to get their views on the proposed Dunoon Dam.

Hand-picked beans make the best brew for Bangalow Coffee

Story & photo Melissa Butters Andy and Michelle have been serving up great coffee at farmers markets for 18 years. Andy, an exploration geologist, and...

A lot to bang on about at golf clubs and bowlos

Gone are the days when services and sports clubs dished up a choice between a pie and chips, or bangers and mash. Food in clubs...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 27 January, 2021

Lemon Chicken is not only a Chinese takeaway favourite, it's also a great local five piece band who play songs that you forgot you loved. They like to pick and choose from the fine selection of great tunes we all grew up on.

Rail Trail or nothing!

Neil McKenzie, Bangalow David Lisle’s article A short history of our rail corridor debate summed up succinctly and accurately the compelling case for a rail trail,...