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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

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

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...

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

Yvonne Jessup, Byron Bay

Last Wednesday, 1 September, an unfortunate incident occurred that a few locals have been trying to prevent, and have brought to Byron Council’s attention.

A turtle was rescued on the beach near Captain Cook Lookout with part of a sandbag around its neck. The bag looked like one of the smaller ones exposed under the kiosk at Clarkes Beach in Byron, although the larger ones under Reflections Caravan Park are also splitting.

If regular walkers, swimmers, kayakers, boat operators, and surfers remove light, loose bags, and Council dealt with heavier ones, this incident hopefully will not occur again.


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Power outage in Byron Shire

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