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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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Co-op meeting

Annette Snow, Myocum As a Mullumbimby Rural Co-op shareholder of 42 years and a past employee of over 13 years,...

Local kite surfer smashes long distance world record

It was a cold, windy night on the rugged NSW south coast and Brian Kiss von Soly was wrapped up in a silver emergency blanket like a human burrito. 

Wanted: Bangalow and Byron ‘Induzzy’ reps for town projects

Residents of Bangalow and the Byron Arts and Industry Estate are invited to apply for positions on the Byron Shire Council’s Place Planning Collective

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news, like, this afternoon (April 20), that 370+ kilos of tuna...

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250 homes without water in Tweed Heads

Five water mains have broken in Tweed Heads leaving 250 home without water for most of today.

On the art of stealing water for profit

Australia is now experiencing devastating fires. So far, it is estimated that over 18 million hectares (46 million acres) have burned. The response from our leaders has been deplorable.

First water delivery to residents for Byron Shire Council

There were only a few minor hiccups as Byron Shire Council began its first delivery of potable water to rural residents this morning.

‘Room for more water carters’

Water utility Rous County Council says they are doing everything they can to help rural residents with access to water cartage as drought continues to impact the region.

Rainy days, no time to waste that water

Once upon a time, it was illegal to have a rainwater tank in suburbia but now it is time for a change and you are being challenged to keep your water usage to 160 litres a day.

Tweed water restrictions lifted

Voluntary water restrictions on outdoor uses for Tweed town water have been lifted after Tweed Shire Council said it had ‘largely dealt with’ the effects of salt water entering Bray Park Weir last week.

No fluoride planned for Nimbin water supply

Lismore City Council looks set to appoint a consultant to design stage one of the upgrade of Nimbin’s water supply. The council says there are no plans to add fluoride.

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of our global predicament, and a...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered in this week’s Council Ordinary meeting. The...