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September 22, 2021

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September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

Other News

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic...

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Lismore’s plateau Lizard will sleep no more

The last time the Lismore Mayor and Councillor met in the Goonellabah chambers, there was a historic decision to hand back culturally sensitive land to the local Indigenous people. In a sequel to the fate of the Lismore plateau, traditionally known as the Sleeping Lizard, the outcome was a little differen

Teacher survey

The Echo’s survey of local teachers regarding vaccination was as illuminating as it was disappointing. One respondent popped their...

Thank you Mayor Lyon

Thank you, Mayor Lyon for highlighting the risks in having visiting film crew, real estate speculators and the like...

From Lismore XR to multi-faith ARRCC – now is the time for climate action

From XR to religious multi-faith networks the call is becoming stronger for real action on climate change.

Ron Priestley, Main Arm

What Neil Bowhay is proposing (Letters, 14 July) is that The Echo prints fake news.

It is people like Neil who, together with Murdoch News, produced so many lies and fake news that the United States of America’s democratic foundations have nearly shattered.

Rather, please, could The Echo continue to provide science-based journalism founded on a majority of the professional evidence.

We do not want the opinions of a tiny minority of non-conformists whose rants lack evidence and undermine most people’s efforts to create a better and safer society.

Please could The Echo continue to call out all purveyors of conspiracy theories and fake news. The current clan of anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers are a threat to public health and need to be policed if they threaten us. We need to keep people COVID-free and healthy.

As an old man I feel particularly threatened when visiting my home town of Mullumbimby, where I have lived since 1972. Why do you want to expose me to risk?

Please help your comrades and don’t threaten them with your misbehaviour.


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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

Locals will have the chance to support local men with their mental health when the Night of Hope Charity Ball takes place in Ballina on October Ball.