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Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

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Power Pair Claim New Table Tennis Trophy

The Byron Bay Table Tennis Club held their inaugural mixed doubles tournament last week at Newrybar Hall and declared Ian Evans and Janice Best champions, after they won three from three matches.

Sally Flannery quits Lismore council race

Independent candidate Sally Flannery has announced she's ending her campaign for a seat on Lismore City Council, citing the effects of ongoing attacks and harassment.

NPWS cancels meeting with traditional owners over hazard reduction burn

Local Minjungbal Indigenous leaders are asking the National Parks and Wildlife Service to consult with them over a planned hazard reduction burn at Billinudgel Nature Reserve but a scheduled meeting was cancelled by NPWS.

Activists disrupt Land Forces Expo in Brisbane

Last week the Land Forces Arms Expo was held in the Brisbane Exhibition Centre in the heart of Southbank. Most people in Brisbane would have gone about their daily lives, unaware of what was taking place there.

Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: When ‘Yes’ means ‘No’

It seems that even in alternative communities, sexual politics haven’t really been that alternative. Patriarchal narrative reigns supreme. Men tend to be the ‘gurus’, and as it turns out, gurus still like their cock sucked. Generally, by young women.

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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.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre....

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.