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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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Cartoon of the week – 20 October, 2021

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

Speeding traffic

In Suffolk Park there are a number of problems including getting out of Clifford Street onto Broken Head Road...

Immunity

I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination...

New freedom party, not Greens

I write with dismay but not surprise at the article ‘Local Greens MP Urges Vaccination.’ As a very Active ex-member...

Organisers with Flickerfest winners from yesteryear. Photo Tree Faerie.

It’s not too late to enter your short film masterpiece in Byron All Shorts 2021. The deadline has been extended to 15 January.

Filmmakers from across the region are invited to submit short films of up to 30 minutes, from all genres. If you live in the Northern Rivers, or have produced a film in the Northern Rivers, or have made a film about the Northern Rivers, you can enter Byron All Shorts.

The competition is now in its 13th year, recognising excellence in short filmmaking.

The best local short films will screen in the Byron All Shorts finalists program on Saturday 13 February in Mullumbimby, as part of Flickerfest, with finalists from the Northern Rivers region competing for $3,000 worth of prizes.

Byron All Shorts 2021 – Entries NOW Open!

Entry details and Byron All Shorts 2021 entry form here.


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