Jules Petroff and his family are literally at the centre of the proposed Dunoon Dam. Although their property will gain spectacular water views if the Rous County Council project is built, they are implacably opposed. We went on a special tour to find out why.
Tomorrow Rous County Council will be holding a special meeting to decide whether to extend the public comment period on the Rous Future Water Project 2060. Attached photo gallery shows the area to be impacted by the proposed Dunoon Dam wall, near the Channon.
The popcorn is cooking and the choc tops are cold. In great news for movie-lovers, the cinemas of the Northern Rivers have re-opened, with added COVID safety precautions.
A QantasLink service from Sydney touched down in Ballina Byron Gateway Airport yesterday to a water cannon welcome from two fire trucks. It was the first flight from the airline into Ballina for fifteen years.
After weeks of sustained pressure, councillors at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting voted unanimously to close the 4WD access track at Patchs Beach. They also agreed to write to the state government to request that South Ballina Beach be closed to the general public driving 4WD vehicles.
One of the best features of the newly opened Epiq Marketplace shopping centre at Lennox Head is on the roof. The owners, Clarence Property, have invested in a 300 kW solar system.
Following last week's story about 4WDs damaging wild beaches south of Ballina, Echonetdaily has received more information about threats to this crucial habitat for the endangered pied oystercatcher.
Media had a sneak preview of the exciting new EPIQ Marketplace this morning in Lennox Head. Stage one of the public opening is tomorrow at 8am.
Thousands of protestors gathered in Byron Bay and Lismore on Saturday to demand justice for Indigenous Australians, an end to Aboriginal deaths in custody, and to support the global Black Lives Matter movement.
Police say that around 300 people gathered for the ‘Millions March Mullum’ on Friday.
Dozens of people gathered observing social distancing at the Brunswick Gates of Remembrance where the broadcast from the Canberra War Memorial service was played this morning.
A group of locals have temporarily halted construction of a 5G installation in Mullumbimby this morning, and are calling for reinforcements to help maintain their action throughout the day.
Fine weather on Sunday saw 180 odd people don their Birthday Suits for a spin around Byron on Sunday.
People from all over the country and the globe gathered in Byron Bay over the weekend for the 10th outing of the Byron Bay Surf Festival. The event brought surfers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, activists and water-people together to celebrate surfing and... Read More →
The fastest runner in Clifford Street South Golden Beach has been celebrating some folk, and disappointing others, since 2001.
Twenty-six awesome photos were recognised in an award ceremony on Sunday as photographers in the annual Simple Pleasures Photo Competition waited to see who was the big winner.
The SWELL Sculpture Festival is held annually on Currumbin Beach and this year’s event went from September 13 to 22. Now in its seventeenth year, the ten-day festival brings up to 50 large scale works by nationally and internationally renowned... Read More →
Hundreds gathered in Byron Bay last night to remind the community that Théo Hayez is still missing and that his family and friends and dozens of volunteers have not given up the search.
Byron Brazilians have rallied 'to protect and to fight for nature, to fight for the indigenous, to fight for what is right'.
Wonderfully warm days and super cool nights, the bigger Splendour was enthusiastically embraced by most of the grandchild aged revellers I met
This year's Cooly Rocks On proved to be Australia’s coolest celebration of everything there is to love about the 50s, 60s and 70s, held on the Gold Coast.
The Brunswick River was all a-splash on Sunday morning for the double digit birthday of Australia’s largest organised paddling event, the Mullum 2 Bruns Paddle.
The annual Bangalow Billycart Derby once again exploded into life on Sunday.
After a dramatic lead-up to the weekend's annual Nimbin Mardi Grass involving an all day raid on the HEMP Embassy.
A tiny baby goat, tied up in a hessian bag and left on a rubbish tip in Broken Hill to die, has done more for the lives of animals and the lives of humans than she could ever have imagined.