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May 14, 2021

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

Echonetdaily has announced it will provide complimentary space for emergency community announcements for all four councils in our region and the State Emergency Service.

The initiative is the brainchild of Online Sales Manager Stuart Amos, who has been working with Echonetdaily’s technology provider to make it available.

The emergency announcement information would be included in the day’s issue of Echonetdaily, or within two hours notification (during business hours) after publication.

The alerts would also be emailed directly to Echonetdaily’s database, actively alerting readers.

Mr Amos said, ‘The content of the announcement can have hyperlinks to such things as maps and YouTube clips, or directly to a website for up-to-date information, enabling councils and the SES to access affected residents within a short period of time.’


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