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Local legend awarded for her work with Red Cross

Kerrie Gray has recently received a Medal of the Order of Australia and is also Ballina Shire's newest Senior Citizen of the Year. She met The Echo in Alstonville to talk about the ongoing crises facing our region, and what everyone can do to help.

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Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a...

Temporary pods

The very long wait for temporary pods to house those affected by the unprecedented floods has finally been all...

Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

Athlete wins Ballina Sports Achievement Award

Sixteen-year-old Alexander Crimmins from Lennox Head has had a passion for athletics since the young age of eight and...

Corporate governance breaches

I totally agree with Warren’s comments on our system of free-market capitalism in Australia, (28 January). This is despite...

Local libraries get ByteWise about science

A National Science and Technology Centre program, ByteWise is a revolving showcase of 24 interactive exhibitions that will be touring the Northern Rivers for the next three months.

Stories about "The Echo":

Printed Echo stranded but The Echo online still keeping you updated

Your printed Echo is unlikely to arrive today as it is stranded in Coffs Harbour. Hopefully, the rain will abate and you will get you delivery tomorrow.

Media shmedia

Do you pay close attention to who owns the news you consume, and what their agenda is?

The ghost in the archives #4: Searching for that rainbow at the end of conformity

The art of the peaceful protest has been a staple of Byron Shire life since the ‘new settlers’ arrived in the 1970s, searching for that rainbow at the end of conformity.

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!

The ghost in the archives #3: Sexism, legal discrimination and ‘the game of bastardry’

The ghost in the archives #3 – In which a former Echo drudge dives into the crypt and comes up covered in dusty memories.

Nolan’s Soapbox turns into The Full Mandy

Mandy Nolan is about to publish her latest book 'The Full Mandy', a collection of her best Echo Soapboxes and she asking the ‘crowd’ to help her fund it.

The Echo – The Thinking Dog’s Paper

Thirty-one years have passed since Nicholas Shand dreamed up this newspaper and gathered a band of fellow dreamers to help him make it real.

Sexist ads in The Echo

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park. The ad titled Harley, Hotties and Hammers (Echo, March 7) was a very odd way for The Echo to celebrate International Women’s...

Printers and politicians: The Echo gives voice to the community

After the first year we moved the newspaper to Brunswick Heads. Lured by cheap rent, we took three small shops in an arcade and filled them with the newspaper office, production facilities and, significantly, a printing press.

The Echo dream bursts into being with a dash of controversy

Part two: So far in the story, Nicholas Shand has been unable to get local media to cover police hooliganism in the Main Arm Valley, and has invited David Lovejoy to join him in starting a newspaper…

Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

New Lismore refugee support group starting up

A local group from the Lismore area, the Lismore Region Refugee Settlement (LRRS), have come together to support refugees settling in the area. 

A tribute for Richard Moloney

Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.