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Cinema: Despicable Me 4

With the school holidays fast approaching it’s time to rev up the kids to see the ever-lovable Minions in the first Despicable Me movie in seven years.

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Bruns garden for community under threat

Bruns local Toni Storer thought one way to help her neighbours and other locals to survive the economic downturn was to stop mowing and weeding the Council strip at the front of her house and to pop in a veggie garden.

Supporting women’s mental health in Ballina

Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety, and one in five women compared to one in eight men suffer from mental ill health or disorder.

Murwillumbah Hospital celebrates 120 years

A community campaign for a hospital in Murwillumbah led, in 1899, to two committees and a Board of Trustees being formed, and the selection of a 15-acre site. The hospital itself opened in May 1904.

Lismore’s Freedom of Entry Parade

Lismore is set to host a Freedom of Entry Parade by the 41st Battalion, a time-honoured tradition dating back to medieval times

Curtains up on Byron High’s debut musical

After many months of hard work and rehearsing, Byron Bay High School students and staff  are about to perform...

The 2024 Lismore Eisteddfod will be bigger and better

Organisers of the Lismore Eisteddfod, the Lismore Musical Festival Society, are getting excited about their program for this year’s event. The regular competition venues are still unavailable owing to post-flood repairs continuing for a few more months. So this year the Bangalow A&I Hall will be used for the primary and secondary schools competitions as well as the Speech and Drama competition.

Stories about "sandmining":

Broken Head Quarry owners fined $15,000

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Leadshine Pty Limited with a fine of $15,000 for ongoing poor erosion and sediment controls at its Broken Head Quarry, near Byron Bay.

Mystery surrounds NPWS ‘sandmining’ tender

Joe Monks, The Gap. You might remember the furore around NPWS decision to remove an ilmenite tailings dump from Bandjalung National Park without due scientific or environmental reasons to do so.

Flood-prone Wooyung once drained to the sea

Jim Mangleson, Ocean Shores. An interesting photo of the proposed development at Wooyung ran in conjunction with your article 'Wooyung developer wants luxury housing instead of resort'. It clearly shows the remnants of the old outlet which flowed into the ocean through the Wooyung cane fields.

Greens misleading over rare earths: Lynas

Unfortunately your article ‘Green senators slam lunatic budget’ on May 19 contained factual inaccuracies and misleading statements in both the questions posed and the answers given which may mislead your readers about Lynas operations and the safety of the rare earths.

Rutile the ruin of our beaches

Mark Wato, Billinudgel. The whole coastline of NSW was so different before the rutile miners. Me and my Dad fished the beaches from The Entrance to Ballina back 45-50 years ago and …

Mining, not waves, destroyed Belongil

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay. Oh, spare me. The Belongil? Again? Could The Echo run that article from a few years back that detailed (with photos) the deep sand mining that destroyed the ancient solid dune base?

Do gin and art mix?

  If you’re an artist, and want to win $5,000 for having your art and your name featured on a limited-edition bottle of gin, plus...

The masters of ‘zero to hero’

The masters of ‘zero to hero’ pub rock, The Tenants, are bringing their live show and Aussie humour to Mullum’s Courthouse Hotel for one night only on Thursday, July 4.

Gin with a slice of rainforest

Cape Byron Distillery, the B-Corp certified distillery from Byron Bay has released a gin flavoured with rainforest botanicals carefully selected by the five winning...

Dirty Three with Eleanor Jawurlngali

New expanses to create. New music to share. The legendary trio Dirty Three are coming to The Green Room, Byron.