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Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

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Empty shelves

The local supermarket has no toilet paper, rice and little pet food. This is not merely a local event,...

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18...

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?

Validity of a visa

As a 90-year-old, I have travelled many years since I was 18 years of age; to America, the UK and Europe on a ‘visa’,...

Tweed Shire celebrates Australia Day online

Tweed Shire Council says that in the interests of public health Council has rearranged its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday, January 26.

Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going to join the Hillsong Church,...

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...