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Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Choke

In the 1960s the Boston Strangler murdered 13 women. He was a serial killer. These stories of bad men lurking in the shadows, just waiting to get their hands on women’s necks have always haunted me. What kind of deranged sexual predator does that?

Cartoon of the week – July 10, 2024

Letters to the editor The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that...

Byron’s foreshore

‘How could the foreshore be improved’? asks Byron Council. Simple. Incorporate natural and hybrid infrastructure into coastal policy and...

NSW Drug Summit announced – finally

The NSW Labor government has finally delivered on their election promise to hold a NSW Drug Summit that will take place this year. 

A fairytale end to Skullcandy Oz Grom Open

Organisers of the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open say yesterday's final event was a fairytale finish to the competition with...

Have your say on flood planning in Byron Shire

A planning instrument that guides development in floodplains is open for public comment, yet does not include the 2022 flood levels.

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A moving tribute for Tony Barry

Tony Barry’s tribute on Sunday at the Bruns Picture House was befitting for this larger than life, yet humble and loving Australian icon.

Vale Tony Barry, actor and activist 

Tributes have been paid after the death of locally-based actor and activist, Tony Barry, who died on December 21, 2022 in Murwillumbah, NSW, after a long illness. 

Tony Barry, Ben Chifley and FD’s Four Freedoms

Local actor-vist, Tony Barry, has taken on a lot since he moved to the Northern Rivers, and though cancer took one of his legs, Tony still manages to put in the hard yards for social, environmental and human rights causes.

YEP Art Competition winners announced

The results are in and the organisers of the Young Environment Protectors (YEP) high school art competition are pleased to announce the winners of the Young Environmental Protectors Art Competition.

Inaugural film season about to get underway in Mullumbimby

The Drill Hall in Mullumbimby has its inaugural film season starting on March 25 with the screening of the classic Australian film Newsfront followed by another three classic Australian films.

It’s not over yet! Stop Adani Tweed keep up pressure

The Stop Adani Tweed Campaign launch at the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah on Sunday sold out.

Calling on all young artistic environmental protectors

Local legendary Australian actor and activist Tony Barry is helping to organise an environmental art competition for local high school students.

Actor activist activates creatives

Actor and activist Tony Barry along with Greg Aitken and Michael Hennessy, are hosting an event on Friday and Saturday evening. They are calling on all actors, performers, artists, musicians, filmmakers and other creative folk pissed off by political bastardry to partcipate.

Give Tony an award

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby. Congratulations to all those who participated in Tony Barry's brainchild of theatre for social change at The Drill Hall last weekend.

Actorvism workshop inspires a new generation

Iconic actor Tony Barry spent the weekend at Mullumbimby's Drill Hall Theatre coaching a group of people, drawn together by their shared desire for social change, to create their own agit-prop theatre pieces.

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Paddle-out for innovative shaper, Geoff McCoy

There are shapers and there are shapers.  Geoff McCoy was our local eminent, and world-recognised, master surfboard shaper. I call this gaggle of exclusive surfboard...