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February 9, 2023

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

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Local legend awarded for her work with Red Cross

Kerrie Gray has recently received a Medal of the Order of Australia and is also Ballina Shire's newest Senior Citizen of the Year. She met The Echo in Alstonville to talk about the ongoing crises facing our region, and what everyone can do to help.

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Local legend awarded for her work with Red Cross

Kerrie Gray has recently received a Medal of the Order of Australia and is also Ballina Shire's newest Senior Citizen of the Year. She met The Echo in Alstonville to talk about the ongoing crises facing our region, and what everyone can do to help.

Corporate governance breaches

I totally agree with Warren’s comments on our system of free-market capitalism in Australia, (28 January). This is despite...

Choose your own (piano) adventure

The audience ‘chooses its own musical adventure’ determining the playlist from a selection of works by composers ranging from J. S. Bach, Frederic Chopin and Claude Debussy to George Gershwin, Bill Evans – and more. A list of musical choices will be made available on the day, and audience members can submit their choices via their phone.

Temporary pods

The very long wait for temporary pods to house those affected by the unprecedented floods has finally been all...

Basketball camp for youth mental health

Recently the ASK Youth team was in action at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre, delivering the 'Optimise Me' basketball camp to a large group of local kids.

New Lismore refugee support group starting up

A local group from the Lismore area, the Lismore Region Refugee Settlement (LRRS), have come together to support refugees settling in the area. 

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Northbound traffic was reduced to one lane shortly before 8.30am after two cars crashed near Chinderah Bay Drive.

Police were on-scene but the incident was declared over by 8.50am.

Meanwhile a clean-up was still happening at Crabbes Creek near Hulls Road after a truck rolled over shorty after 5am.

A Transport Management Centre spokesman said the driver got out of the truck alive but Northbound traffic was reduced to one lane and was expected to stay that way for until shortly before 10am.

The spokesman said the Pantech truck had been carrying furniture and other items and there was debris on the road.

He advised drivers in the area to take care.


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