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Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

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Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Stories about "Science":

Food for thought

Dennis Fitzgerald, Box Hill, Vic There are a number of reports currently in the media of a 2016 research project where scientists have engineered spinach...

We need a pandemic of imaginative change

Everyone agrees that this virus pandemic has changed everything. Questions must be answered now that will remake everything: do we need office buildings, how do we relate to our neighbours, our pets, and our devices, international travel, coughs and sneezes in public places. Is Daniel Andrews God or Lucifer?

Priceless books at your fingertips to inspire citizen science

The young lemon tree’s future is at risk. I find this stout caterpillar, a deep green with short sharp spines. It sports three very small legs in front, four stumpy prolegs behind and a clasper at the rear. I watch the monster eat an entire leaf as big as itself in under a minute.

Mullum High tops regional science competition

Mullumbimby High school students took out a double win at the recent Northern Rivers Science and Engineering Competition held at Southern Cross University winning both the one day and three day competitions.

Our material addiction

Geoff Dawe, Uki. Science seems to have flushed into awareness with recent letters about ticks and red meat, science and belief, science and the exclusion of ‘what is not’, a science teacher concerned about weed fires, and Eve as the first practical scientist.

Science contributes billions to economy

A new report shows physics, chemistry, earth and mathematical sciences contribute about $145 billion a year to the Australian economy.

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.