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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Marlivale Farm

Victoria Cosford Mac’s face lights up as he describes the rice fields near Nimbin, home to the family-owned Marlivale Farm....

Domestic violence

It has occurred to me that as many women who experience domestic violence are forced to flee their homes,...

Rainbow Dragons turn it on at Kalang regatta

The Rainbow Dragons (Lennox Head-Ballina) successfully competed in the Kalang Dragon Boat Regatta at Urunga earlier this month. The first...

Coexistence

Thank you to all in the community from both sides of the conflict that have thanked me for my...

Freemasonry looks to its future

Meet the Freemasonry Grand PooBah of Lodge Cavanbah in Byron Bay, Nick Towers.

North coast fire fighter honoured

It was a hot, smoky morning when Senior Deputy RFS Captain John Holmes and his comrades arrived at the Bean Creek fire, near Bonalbo.

Stories about "Uluru Statement from the Heart":

Editorial – Don’t know, don’t care

The victorious ‘No’ camp is oddly reluctant to examine the roots of its cruel snub to our First Nations peoples.

If not ‘Yes’ now, then when?

Being a Ten Pound Pom, I knew nothing of the history of massacres and dispossession of this continent’s first peoples when I arrived here in 1965.

Call to young people to enrol to vote before the Voice referendum

Young people between 18 and 25 are being called to action over the Voice to Parliament referendum that will give First Nations Australians recognition in Australia’s Constitution and the opportunity to give advice on policy that will directly affect Indigenous Australians. 

Yarning about the referendum in Lennox Head

Last Friday, two Uluru Statement from the Heart ambassadors came to Lennox Head to talk about Voice, Truth and Treaty.

Editorial – The answer is ‘Yes’

Yes, we have printed the Uluru Statement from the Heart on the front page of The Echo newspaper this week. They are the words of simplicity, dignity and truth that stirred the government into presenting us with a referendum. 

Voice referendum date set for 14 October

Australian Prime Minster Anthony Albanese yesterday announced the long-awaited date for the referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in Adelaide, South Australia.

Why Delta is voting ‘Yes’

Local Aboriginal woman, Delta Kay is very clear when it comes to the subject of the Voice to Parliament referendum.

The Voice

A referendum for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution is the people of Australia having a conversation. A conversation...

Storylines – The Voice, it’s time

For generations, First Nations people have consistently and persistently pointed to self-determination as being essential in making meaningful difference in the lives of our people.

First Nations Voice in Council moves closer

Byron Council will aim to give local First Nations people a role in its decision-making process by September 2024, echoing the newly-elected federal government’s pledge to honour the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.