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Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

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Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

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

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has transferred a man suffering burns after a Ballina gas explosion to a Brisbane hospital. Photo WRHS

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called out just after midnight last night (Monday, January 29) to transfer a man who had suffered burns after a gas leak caused an explosion in a Ballina cafe.

After the 49-year-old man received initial treatment at Ballina Hospital, chopper was tasked to transfer him to Royal Brisbane Hospital Burns unit.

Despite suffering extensive burns, the patient was reported to have been transferred in a stable condition.


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Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

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Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.