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What to do with no booze at your party

Eve Jeffery It’s almost human nature, certainly Australian nature, to celebrate with a drink. Nothing says wetting the baby’s head...

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Global pandemic changes attitudes to food

COVID-19 and lockdown have changed attitudes towards food consumption and waste, according to recent research – a finding echoed by local community gardens groups who experienced a spike in participation and awareness during the first months of the pandemic.

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale...

Teddy Sheean VC remembered in Ballina

Member for Richmond Justine Elliot spoke to a group who gathered at the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum this week to remember Victoria Cross winner, Teddy Sheean, who was awarded the highest award for bravery in 2020.

New look and feel for Echonetdaily readers

Every old Echonetdaily is renewed again – the face of our online presence has had a lift as we...

January 26 – a conflicting day for Australians

January 26. A conflicting date for many Australians. For some, this date reflects over 200 years of destruction and denigration of our traditional customs, values, languages, and cultural landscapes.

Call to extend Job Keeper for live music industry

Blues Festival organiser Peter Noble has joined calls for the government to step forward and Save our Stages and support musicians and workers in the live music industry as they struggle to make ends meet.

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Blue-green algae amber alert at Clarrie Hall Dam

Tweed Shire Council says its reticulated water supply remains safe to drink as water treatment processes remove any potential toxins, together with taste and odour compounds, from blue-green algae.

Should secondary dwellings be allowed on small rural properties?

Questions over secondary dwellings on rural land in Tweed Shire will be up for the vote at next week's council meeting.

Murwillumbah’s new ‘mega’ school will mean a loss of 16 teachers say NSW Teachers Federation

The NSW Teachers Federation has claimed that the unexpected amalgamation of four primary and high schools in Murwillumbah will lead to a permanent loss of teaching staff in a visit to Murwillumbah this week.

Blue-green algae alert downgraded at Bray Park Weir

The recent rainfall has helped downgrade blue-green algae alerts across the region. Bray Park Weir has now been downgraded from amber to green which means...

Calls for more shark mitigation funding in Tweed

Tweed Councillor James Owen (Liberal) and Deputy Mayor Reece Byrnes (Labor) are calling on the NSW state government to supply more funding for shark mitigation.

National Award for Tweed Regional Museum

The award winning Land | Life | Culture exhibition at Tweed Regional Museum introduces visitors to the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Tweed and the caldera's formation.

Is the closure of Murwillumbah schools a government land grab?

Tweed Shire Deputy Mayor Reece Byrnes (Labor) called for the decision to close four schools in Murwillumbah to be reversed.

Any size house on any size lot in Tweed under discussion

The debate on the potential to allow dual occupancies to be built on small rural properties in Tweed Shire rested on the vote of...

Will secondary dwellings remove agriculture from Tweed?

The impact of secondary dwellings on rural lots smaller than ten hectares in Tweed Shire will be discussed at this afternoons Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Objection to gold mining in Tweed raised by former Mayor

An extraordinary meeting of Tweed Shire Council took place yesterday to decide if they supported or objected to the application for a licence to explore for gold, silver, and copper in the Tweed Shire.

Hand-picked beans make the best brew for Bangalow Coffee

Story & photo Melissa Butters Andy and Michelle have been serving up great coffee at farmers markets for 18 years. Andy, an exploration geologist, and...

A lot to bang on about at golf clubs and bowlos

Gone are the days when services and sports clubs dished up a choice between a pie and chips, or bangers and mash. Food in clubs...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 27 January, 2021

Lemon Chicken is not only a Chinese takeaway favourite, it's also a great local five piece band who play songs that you forgot you loved. They like to pick and choose from the fine selection of great tunes we all grew up on.

Rail Trail or nothing!

Neil McKenzie, Bangalow David Lisle’s article A short history of our rail corridor debate summed up succinctly and accurately the compelling case for a rail trail,...