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March 5, 2021

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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Other News

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Top of Mt Warning

Daniel O’Brien, Federal Letters about Mt Warning were interesting. Chris Gee defended National Parks and Wildlife for adopting the views of...

Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

The northern rivers is bracing itself for the second round of thunderstorms this afternoon after heavy rain and lightning lashed the region last night.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts severe thunderstorms, likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, large hailstones, and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours.

Locations that may be affected include Lismore, Grafton, Tenterfield, Ballina, Casino, Kyogle, and south to Yamba, Maclean and Woolgoolga.

The State Emergency Service advises that you should:

* move your car under cover or away from trees

* secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony

* keep clear of fallen power lines

* keep clear of creeks and storm drains

* not walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water

* if you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue

* unplug computers and appliances

* avoid using the phone during the storm

* stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well

* for emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES [NSW and ACT] on 132 500.


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Leadership lost

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