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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Follow the school buses

In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

Infatuating audiences

Byron Bay indie-rock outfit The Collifowers have made a habit of infatuating audiences all along the east coast with...

Natural burial site found unsuitable

The long-standing plan to create a natural burial ground for locals who want to be buried sustainably has hit a major hurdle, with the site favoured for this use found to be completely unsuitable.

Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.

RAT effectiveness: does it wane with each new COVID-19 variant?

While the spike protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus is the site of most immunity-evading mutations, RATs instead search for the nucleocapsid proteins below the virus surface.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Stories about "scam":

Labor mayoral candidates say email scam a ‘smear’ attempt

Labor Ballina Shire Mayoral candidate Keith Williams says a scam email using his name and sent to a party colleague was probably a smear attempt.

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

PETA sees silver lining in puppy scam arrest

The recent arrest of a Sydney fraudster for selling imaginary puppies concluded a one month investigation by police, after numerous people around the country paid for pure-bred puppies that never arrived.

Pensioners: beware of new phone scam

On Wednesday evening a Byron Shire resident received a scam call on their landline which is an unlisted number, and on the Do Not Call Register. The caller was a woman with a foreign accent.

Telstra scam currently in operation

The Echonetdaily has been contacted by locals who are receiving calls from people posing as Telstra. They are warning locals that the callers are very convincing.

Main Arm woman a victim of death threat scam

A Main Arm woman is sleeping easier now that two days have passed since she reported receiving a crude but disturbing death threat by email and phone.

Beware of solar scams

Lee Cass, Byron Bay. A warning to people wanting to go with solar power: comparing quotes and systems is a bit like comparing mobile...

Scammers posed as legitimate business to place ad in Byron Echo

The Echo, along with other Fairfax Media and worldwide papers, appears to have been taken in by scammers posing as a legitimate Victorian company,...

Police warn of email fine scams

Tweed-Byron police are warning the public that there has been a spike in the number of reports of north coast residents receiving fake traffic infringement notices and speed camera fines via their personal emails.

Lismore woman loses $600 in online dating scam

A Lismore woman has fallen victim to an internet romance scam, sending money to a man who claimed to be a US soldier so he could take leave to come and visit her.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.