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Medicinal cannabis; a better way forward

For the first time ever, I am living my truths and no one is trying to hurt me because of it. This is a much better way. 

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Roll up! Roll up! Behind the scenes with Spaghetti Circus

Spaghetti Circus Inc. is one of Australia’s leading youth circuses and has been an energetic, vibrant and colourful part of the Byron Shire for 30 years from when it was founded by Leonie Mills OAM in 1992. Every week, Spaghetti’s diverse team of coaches train more than 220 children and adults from their Mullumbimby Showground home. 

Big centuries scored across the region as cricket season builds

Alstonville has come off second best to Tintenbar East Ballina in their two-day match at Hill Park Oval in the Far North Coast LJ Hooker League, thanks to a century from Abe Crawford. TEB chose to bowl and it didn’t take long for their first strike as Alstonville opener Ryan Pearce was trapped lbw for a third-ball duck.

Tasty Jams, Pickles & Relishes: timeless

The preserving room in my grandparents’ house was a mysterious chamber, entered once as a small child, that I...

Interested in starting a business along the Tweed rail trail?

People interested in starting a business along the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail can now register their interest in joining the Rail Trail Partner Program.

Bangalow Bowlo amalgamation update

Managers of The Bangalow Bowlo say the community witnessed a ‘nail-biting cliff-hanger moment’ late last year, when a 66 per cent ‘Yes’ vote among members paved the way for amalgamation between Bangalow Bowlo, and Norths Collective’

Ballina community legends to be recognised

This Thursday, Ballina will recognise members of the local community who have stepped up in the last twelve months, with the Australia Day Awards.

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Photos: 2022 year in rear view

From COVID-19, to floods and from elections to festivals, 2022 was a MASSIVE year and The Echo photographers and photo shooting staff and other...

Bundjalung stories on Country

As first peoples we have an inherited birthright and a deep responsibility to try, as much as possible, to tread lightly on Country and read Country.

Scott Ludlam: you can take the man out of the fight…

Interviewing Scott Ludlam is hard – it’s a case of who gets to ask the most questions. Ludlam is intensely interested in the unfolding situation in Lismore on the eve of the second town-centre evacuation in a month, and he wants to know why – ‘Why is this happening?’.

‘Felicity’ raising funds for local RFS and wildlife

The Tree Faerie took a photo of Felicity Cahill in the ruins of the bush near her house and has had the image printed on to canvas as an auction item to raise funds for the Northern Rivers RFS and fire-affected wildlife.

Sol and Jaber’s excellent adventure at Mullum Bruns Football

The Gaffiti Faeries and other volunteer ordinary humans have been busy out at the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club ground in Pine Avenue.

Bruns brings on summer with a boom

Summer wouldn’t be the same in Brunswick Heads without the traditional night market and fireworks to kick off the start of the festive season...

Chris exposed at the Northern

It was not an easy task for the judges of the final at last night's Northern Exposure held at the Great Northern Hotel in Byron Bay.

Book about boobook is beautiful

An Alstonville children’s book author who lived a childhood many would dream about has won a prestigious award for a story about a bird.

Getting bare in Bangalow

The Bowlo Bangalow is holding a barefoot bowling competition on Wednesdays through the summer months. Local business and sporting clubs are invited to vie for the ‘Barefoot Cup’.

Day of the Dead remembers loved ones

The seventh annual Day of the Dead picnic in the park was held at Heritage Park in Mullumbimby on Sunday afternoon, guests were welcomed by the Natural Death Centre's Anna Parker, streaming sun and the lightest sprinkle of rain.

Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued to the stage on Saturday...

Environment law fails to protect threatened species

A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.