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Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg has announced today that the current General Manager (GM) of Lismore City Council has withdrawn...

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.

Natural burial site found unsuitable

The long-standing plan to create a natural burial ground for locals who want to be buried sustainably has hit a major hurdle, with the site favoured for this use found to be completely unsuitable.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Quiet White Day – you in?

Will the Voice to Parliament make a difference if white people won’t listen? White voices occupy all the spaces....

Planning for Casino and Urban Growth

Richmond Valley Council is seeking community feedback on two key strategic documents - the draft Richmond Valley Growth Management Strategy and Casino Place Plan.

Rip Starters light up twilight cricket

The Rip Starters have played big hitting cricket to go to the top of the Byron Bay twilight cricket...

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New site and dates for Writers Festival

This year’s Byron Writers Festival, is set to take place August 26—28 at a new location, North Byron Parklands in Yelgun.

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

Local RFS recruits getting hands on during training

The RFS is back on track training new recruits for the Rural Fire Service (RFS) as they prepare for the next fire season.

Man caught driving wrong way on M1 so drunk he couldn’t stand

Police say it was only through their good work that a serious crash was avoided north of Byron Saturday night.

Yelgun festival site unveils its plans

North Byron Parklands (NBP) management say that 51 people braved the heat and attended the Parklands community information meeting and Q&A on Sunday afternoon.

Yelgun is not Byron Bay…

Angela McDermott, Suffolk Park. Dear Falls Festival, when are you going to stop calling Yelgun, Byron Bay?

Splendour beds into new home

http://youtu.be/dvCvLlMX-ko Video Sharon Shostak   Story Luis Feliu Splendour In The Grass organisers have promised to iron out the kinks for next year after some teething problems including...

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.