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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Byron Shires wildlife corridor 

Byron Greens congratulate Byron Shire Council on its commitment to wildlife corridors and to developing wildlife corridor mapping. We...

Follow the school buses

In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

Interim Lismore GM John Walker withdraws application for GM

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg has announced today that the current General Manager (GM) of Lismore City Council has withdrawn...

Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.

Cartoon of the week – 30 November 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Migrant workers exploited and ripped off

Unions NSW say that a firewall between the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Department of Home Affairs is needed to protect migrant workers from deportation when they report exploitation, as new data reaffirms rife underpayment across Australia.  

Stories about "Tyagarah Airfield":

Aircraft or koalas?

Susana Gardavsky, Myocum. Byron Shire Council has informed residents, albeit a bit late, of ‘ Vegetation work to be undertaken at Tyagarah airstrip in late November will see more than 500 trees planted near the airfield and 72 trees and shrubs pruned as part of routine maintenance works to make sure the aerodrome is safe for the people who use it’.

Council accused of koala habitat destruction at Tyagarah Airfield

Residents and conservationists fear the impact of vegetation work at Tyagarah Airfield the local koala population has been as Byron Shire Council plans to push ahead.

Tyagarah chopper estimates unrealistic

Bryce Ducker, Mullumbimby. As the former owner of Byron Air Charter spanning ten years I note with a mixture of sadness and frustration that...

Business as usual in Byron on Anzac Day

Susana Gardavsky, Myocum Anzac Day and the wretched planes fly over our shire as if it is just another day to make more $$$. It is...

Byron council rejects heliport at Tyagarah

Byron Shire Council resolved last Thursday that it ‘does not support and thus removes any reference to commercial helicopter operations or activities operating at Tyagarah Airfield, including construction of a heliport’.

Council to consider expansion of Tyagarah Airfield

This Thursday Byron Shire councillors will consider whether to allow the expansion of Tyagarah Airfield to include a proposed heliport development.

100 trees cleared around Tyagarah Airfield

Byron Shire Council staff have admitted that more than 100 trees have been removed and a similar number pruned in stage one of a program designed to 'provide safe aircraft approaches for take-off and landing' around the Tyagarah Airfield.

Man dies following utralight crash at Tyagarah

Updated, 2.20pm: A man in his 50s, believed to be from the Gold Coast, has died in hospital after the ultralight 'trike' he was piloting spiralled into a nosedive this morning soon after takeoff from Tyagarah Airstrip.

Big noise around Evans Head

Margaret Howes, Empire Vale. So there's a problem with aircraft noise at Tyagarah, but what does the future hold for Evans Head and its aerodrome?

Tyagarah planes are a problem

Madeleine Green, Myocum. How predictable it is that any complaint of aircraft noise initiates a patronizing, dismissive, response from the pro-pilot lobby.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.