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Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

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Water security needed and that means we need to think beyond the traditional dam

As two professional engineers, each with over 40 years of experience in the water industry, we support Rous County Council’s decision to start tapping into underground water resources to meet the growing water supply needs of our region.

Shovel ready project

Ready-to-go 100 per cent green community power at a solar farm will be over 30 per cent more efficient...

Experience counts

I have been advised by someone in the know that it is not wise to cast your vote for...

IP dispute over aquaponics invention

Two organic farmers from Nimbin, Andrew Bodlovich and Hogan Gleeson, invented a sustainable food production system that they hoped would help feed the world. Now they say they risk losing 20 years of work owing to a legal battle with ‘big business interests’ that backed the technology.

New Russian satellite-killer produces decades of fallout

‘Irresponsible’ Russian anti-satellite weapon sends shockwaves through space community with 1500 fresh fragments cannoning about in low-Earth orbit.

Candidate integrity

I write in reference to ‘Letters’ about Ballina candidates in last week’s Echo and would offer the following in...

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New regional film traineeship program brought to you by… Netflix

Is it a genuine offering of support for local film talent, or a thinly-veiled attempt by Netflix to manufacture some positive news following its locally-loathed TV series Byron Baes?

Local screenwriters, directors and producers invited to apply for Pathways programs

Screenworks is calling for applications to its three Career Pathways Programs which help regional screenwriters, directors and producers make stronger industry connections, build skills and advance their careers.

REGIONALITY good news for local doc-makers

Regional documentary film production was the focus of the REGIONALITY conference at Lennox Head Cultural Centre last week, presented by the AIDC and Screenworks.

Exciting times ahead for local screen industry

The film, TV and streaming world came to Lennox Head late last week, both in person and virtually, for the Screenworks Regional to Global Screen Forum.

Welcome to the Machine

No matter which way you look at it, the statistics around poker machines are devastating. Every day, money is wasted, homes are gambled away, families are broken and lives are lost.

Putting his mouth where his money is

The voice of Masterchef is set to make a local film go viral for a cause very close to his heart.

Screenworks feeling the love in Ballina

Having made the move from Byron to Ballina, Screenworks is feeling the love for filmmaking in their new home.

Local youth to work on new ABC drama

Screenworks and Every Cloud Productions have announced that nine talented young film crew from across the northern rivers have been selected to work on the ABC drama series Deadlock.

Byron women filmmakers to skill up with Athena

Mullumbimby author Jesse Blackadder and Byron Bay filmmaker Hattie Dalton are among a group of 12 women working in film to benefit from a new project being pioneered by Screenworks.

Culture Roundup: Wednesday 7 September, 2016

A play that goes to hard place Director Penelope Chater returns to the Drill Hall to direct a new two-woman play starring two local actors,...

Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full – about our collective issues...

COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.