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The Art of Woman highlights the upcoming Lismore Women’s Festival 

Friday evening saw a bountiful display of art at Lismore’s Serpentine Gallery celebrating the feminine and preluding the 2024 Lismore Women’s Festival. 

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Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?

An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

Plan for looming battery crisis

Industry-led voluntary schemes will fail to address the environmental risks arising from battery disposal, according to the Total Environment Centre, as they release a plan for urgent regulation to establish an effective, mandatory product stewardship scheme to safely collect and recycle all battery types in Australia.

Knock down Byron’s forests

And another FU to the community, from the dominantly pro-development Council. Submissions due by 23 February on the proposed...

Tweed BMX freestyler wins national gold

Tweed-based BMX freestyler Will Spedding has backed up a state championship with a national title and is now set...

Housing parasites

Trying to fix the housing crisis in the Byron Shire by building more houses is like trying to put...

Stories about "tiny homes":

Neighbour speaks of war vet’s tiny home demolition order

Further to last week’s story, ‘Disabled war veteran’s tiny home faces Council demolition order’, a neighbour of Afghanistan veteran Matt Bruce, approached The Echo to tell her side of the story.

Disabled war veteran’s tiny home faces Council demolition order 

A disabled Afghanistan war veteran, with diagnosed PTSD, faces the loss of his off-grid, tiny home in Wilsons Creek because it is deemed an ‘unauthorised development’.

Tackling homelessness at a local level

Tiny homes are a way to the future and thanks to the generosity of land owners in the Byron Shire, One Roof Byron is giving people the opportunity to help build their own.

Byron Council’s affordable-housing plan provokes debate

Byron Shire Council and locally based housing organisation Social Habitat have their eye on a property near the heart of Mullumbimby for a 'tiny homes' affordable housing project. But residents are already lining up to oppose the proposal.

Affordable housing summit ideas hatch

An affordable housing summit at the Cavanbah Sports Centre last Friday saw a healthy turnout and a full day of talks and Q&A with industry professionals, both local and interstate.

Union joins fundraiser to feed reporters in Gaza

Photos, footage, audio and news reports from the middle east show nearly everyone in the Gaza is struggling to find food and essential medical supplies, including reporters.

Man missing more than two weeks

Tweed Byron police are asking the public for help finding a man reported missing for more than two weeks.

Woman missing from Evans Head

Police are asking the public for help finding a woman reported missing from the Evans Head area but also known to frequent the Ballina area.

Teenager in Tenterfield crash dies in hospital

Police say they’re investigating a crash that killed a teenager in Tenterfield last week.