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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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Big Rob: ‘no comment’

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Northern Rivers Mud Trail this weekend

Local ceramic artists will be opening their studios across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires over the weekend, as part of the Northern Rivers Mud Trail.

Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

NRCG Volunteer Expressions of Interest

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is calling for expressions of interest for volunteers to support the gallery through assisting with front-of-house operations, customer service and sales.

Recycling polystyrene just got easier at Lismore’s Recycling & Recovery Centre

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre has a new machine that can recycle polystyrene which will help the facility increase the capacity to deal with this earth-wrecking synthetic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-polymer.

Blast Off champion Leihani Zoric. Photo Jack Barripp

Our local super groms had outstanding success down in Sydney at the 14th annual BL’s Blast Off with Byron Bay’s Leihani Zoric and Lennox Head’s Keke Brain winning their six-girls and eight-girls divisions respectively.

Byron Bay’s Henley Smith was runner-up to Brain in the eight-girls.

Ocea Curtis of Lennox Head was runner-up in the 10-girls.

The competition was held over four days with early rounds at Avalon Beach and finals day at Whale beach. 

Kennedy

Stu Kennedy from Lennox Head has turned his season around with a huge result in Portugal and has now leaped up the WSL QS ratings ladder after his runner-up finish at the QS10,000 EDP Billabong Pro Ericeira.

Kennedy was back to his best with fast, smooth and electric performances over the event.

The runner-up result and 8,000 points could turn his year around as he jumped 35 spots into 15th place on the rankings, with a good shot at cracking the top 10 with a big finish in Hawaii.

‘I can’t give up now if I’m making finals,’ Kennedy said.

‘Mono’

Byron Bay’s Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart has struck gold again with a win at the US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships held at Oceanside Pier in California.

Stewart has won the event three years in a row. 


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