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And the 2021 Simple Pleasures photo comp winner is…

Mark Seiffert, better known for his skills with the barcode reader than a camera, has won the 2021 Simple Pleasures Photo Comp with his...

New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in 25 days

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.


The Bangalow CWA branch is way more than tea and scones. The branch has a strong commitment to the CWA of NSW’s call for...

Dear Premier – Northern Rivers border zone

Michael Weatherhead, Alstonville The whole of the Northern Rivers is in lockdown and the whole of the Northern Rivers has zero cases of COVID-19 as of...

Nature-based intervention on offer for at-risk young people

As the trickledown effects of COVID-19 continue to hit our most vulnerable, not-for-profit groups are saying they are overwhelmed.

John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

Liar liar backside on fire

Mimi Bekhechi, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Deputy PM McCormack claimed last week that PETA people ‘wouldn’t know if their backside was...

The Farm seeks to approve unauthorised land uses

A planning proposal, now on exhibition on Council’s website, aims to authorise activities at The Farm, located on the corner of Ewingsdale Road and Woodford Lane, Byron Bay.

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Byron Bay’s first ever matured spirit wins gold medal at London Spirit Competition

While the Northern Rivers region is well known for its environment and lifestyle, it is also becoming known for the quality of its spirits...

Hassle councillors, not Council staff

Duncan Dey, Byron Greens council candidate 2021 –Main Arm The Echo’s article of 10 March implied that it was Council staff wanting to ‘raise the...

The ABC’s onto ‘em

Jason van Tol, Myocum That the ABC has just uncovered a Neo-Nazi terrorist group, rather than any of our well equipped and financed law enforcement...

Developers’ advantage

Ian Pickles, Mullumbimby I refer to the article ‘Are Council’s planning policies failing the community?’ by Hans Lovejoy (27 January), and also the article by...

Operation Marauder targeting recidivist property crime and fraud

Operation Marauder is an ongoing operation by the Tweed/Byron Police District targeting recidivist property crime and fraud offenders.

Access to capital critical for small business

Many businesses and in particular small business, have been really struggling under the weight of COVID-19 and with the rollback of Jobkeeper, things have just gotten tougher.

Scottie’s backhander

Keith Duncan, Pimlico What a thoroughly deserved backhander the UN Climate Summit gave to the marketing guy (PM Morrison), by not allowing him to waste...

Sand pipeline foolish

Janet Lavis, East Ballina I feel compelled to reply to Warwick Anderson’s suggestion to drill a pipeline from the cliff base of the Cape below the lighthouse...

Panels for dance collaborations are a Cack

The Alstonville Dance Studio has provided classes for disabled and death artists of all ages and abilities in dance, music drama and creative arts for over thirty years.

The not-so-grumpy Tim Stone, of Grumpy Grandma’s

Story & photo Kate O’Neill If you’ve been shopping at the local farmers’ markets for a while, you’ll remember Denyse Hodgson, aka, Grumpy Grandma; the...

Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.