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Disrupt fossil fuels

Duncan Dey, Main Arm I disrupt coal in a few ways, including by living and working off-grid (solar panels and big...

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Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

The knives are out

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Reading the letters section of The Echo I came across the two councillor’s Martin and Ndiaye...

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

Interview with Tania de Jong, one of the founding members of Mind Medicine

Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) is a charity that seeks to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness through expanding treatment options available to medical practitioners and their patients. Their focus is on the development of safe and effective psychedelic assisted therapies to cure a range of mental illnesses.

Condition of roads in and around Clunes/Rosebank

James Dobbin, Central Coast I have been visiting the areas around Ballina/Bangalow/Lismore etc for the past 20 years. In that time...

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Byron Coastal Charity Walk for Rescue Helicopter

After last year’s postponement, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter is very happy to be hosting its ninth Byron Coastal Charity Walk on Saturday, May 22....

Collision Clothier Creek Road

A car and truck collided this afternoon on Clothiers Creek Road, Clothiers Creek with one man being transferred to the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH).

Pedestrian hit by car, in critical condition

A young man was hit by a van on the Bruxner Highway between Alstonville and Ballina in the early hours of this morning.

Cyclist injured at Suffolk Park

A 50–60 year old male has been flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) following a cycling accident at around 8.30am this morning in Suffolk Park.

Woman suffers head injury at Byron’s Clarkes Beach

The Westpac Helicopter attended a woman suffering from head injuries at Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay today. 

Man winched from cruise ship near Byron Bay

A 70-year-old German man has been winched off a cruise ship near Byron Bay and airlifted to a Gold Coast hospital overnight after suffering chest pain.

Woman rescued from Mount Warning

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Mount Warning (Wollumbin) yesterday after a female walker had a fall on the walking track, resulting in lower leg fractures.

Man hospitalised after Bentley accident

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter flew a man to hospital following a single-vehicle accident at Bentley at around 4pm on Monday afternoon (January 21).

Suspected spinal and limb injuries at Minyon Falls

A 28 year old man was stretcher winched out of the Minyan Falls bush walking track this afternoon (Thursday December 13) around 1.15pm. 

Cherry picker falls 14m near Kyogle

A cherry picker toppled approximately 14 meters to the ground yesterday in the Kyogle area.

Water diversity

John Revington, The Channon A big thank you to Rous County Council (RCC) for acting quickly on the preliminary planning and implementation of the diverse water...

Cr Jeff Johnson calls for affordable housing initiative

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson has a housing proposal for Ballina Council which will be discussed at today's meeting, following a recent workshop with Social Futures and North Coast Community Housing.

The knives are out

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Reading the letters section of The Echo I came across the two councillor’s Martin and Ndiaye and also Kate Coxall...

Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.