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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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An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

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Cyclists injured near Eviron during racing event

Police say an investigation is underway after multiple cyclists were injured during a cycling event on Sunday morning.

Annual fundraiser for life saving chopper service

With all face to face fundraising and major event activity on hold as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has launched its annual appeal with a goal to raise over $300,000.

Helicopter surprise at Mullum’s Uncle Tom’s

Staff at a take-away food store got a windy surprise this morning when a helicopter landed on the road in front of their business.

Thanks to Westpac for ditching Adani

Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Westpac Bank for changing their sustainability policy which now rules out funding any...

Lismore protests Westpac and Adani

This morning around 60 people turned up outside Lismore’s Westpac bank, including the knitting nannas, asking them not to fund the the proposed Adani Carmichael mine in the galilee basin of Queensland.

Protesters against Adani target Westpac in Lismore

Lismore Environment Centre is rallying the community together this morning at 10am outside the Westpac Bank, Molesworth Street, Lismore to highlight opposition to funding of the mine.

Which bank is about to exit Mullumbimby?

One of the big four banks is about to remove its shingle from a Mullumbimby shopfront. Find out what is in store for its account-holders.

Lawyers launch class action on bank fees

A sweeping class action worth hundreds of millions of dollars will be lodged against major banks over credit card late fees.

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...