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Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

Ross Kendall Byron’s Neil Cameron finished in the runner-up position in the over-65 division of the 2021 NSW Surfmasters Titles...

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Interview with Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne, exudes a natural ease on stage as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably stir the heart with grand romanticism. Daniel spoke to The Echo whilst travelling between Brisbane and Sydney – en route to a show in Auckland.

Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

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My old mate Billy

Gayle Russell, Murwillumbah. It was lovely to see the article, Vale Billy Snow, subversive BUGA Up graffiti artist,  – and there is more to my...

New support for smokers seeking to quit

Are you struggling with wanting to give up smoking but finding it just too difficult? A new trial is offering support to people in Byron Shire and surrounding areas.

Tas considers increasing smoking age to 25

Statistics show too many Tasmanians are fat and unhealthy compared to interstate populations and politicians on the island want to make a change and will start by targeting smokers.

Cafe smokers face $300 fines if caught outdoors

The days of having a cigarette with your coffee at cafes across New South Wales will end next month. But smokers in Lismore have already been subjected to bans since 2012 and Dragonfly Cafe manager Lisa Yacopetti says customers have responded positively.

Two-thirds of smokers will die from habit

Two-thirds of Australia's 2.7 million smokers can expect to die from their habit, and the more they smoke, the higher their risk of an early death.

Smoking in NSW national parks banned

Smoking will be outlawed across NSW's national parks from Thursday under changes introduced by the Baird government.

Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very banana benders themselves, and it’s...

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability of quality local produce –...

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds to provide education to children...

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are hosting a fiesta on Sunday...