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February 26, 2021

Pac Hwy closed at Urunga

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

Gold Coast of Byron

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay I think it’s all about canals, West Byron, and a pile of money. Since The Echo...

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

The Pacific Highway was closed at Urunga for about 20 minutes this morning when the group Doctors for a Safe Pacific Highway led a community rally to keep pressure on authorities to prioritise upgrade of the highway.

Additionally, a 40km/h speed limit was in place between 11am and midday and traffic is expected be slow through the area for some time yet.

A fortnight ago a B-double was hit by a utility on single-lane carriageway in the area and veered off the road. The utility driver and a boy in a nearby house were killed in the accident.


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Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

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