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Latest News

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Other News

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.


Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

Byron’s Neil Cameron finished in the runner-up position in the over-65 division of the 2021 NSW Surfmasters Titles held at North Boomerang beach on the Barrington Coast last week.

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

The housing crisis in regional Australia

As someone who rents a home, I’m frustrated with the lack of action on affordable housing. The debate has raged for years, yet the government buries its head in the sand.

September 10, 2013

Issue 28.14

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In this Issue:

Bus funds needed

Jan Lang, Chairperson, Byron Aged Care. Your article on our nursing home’s purchase of a bus to transport residents on day trips implied our bus funding effort is over. Sadly, not true.


EMR concerns

Peter Nielsen
, Byron Bay. Regarding last week’s article on EME pros and cons, ‘electromagnetic energy’ (EME) is a designation newly promoted by telcos and government regulators.


Nature of reality

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby. The complete truth about consciousness and reality cannot be unravelled until we understand what the 96 per cent around us, consisting of dark matter and dark energy, is up to.


Shand’s famous friendliness gets serious for finals

Shand series cricket is famous for its friendliness; players of all standards and indeed states of mind can get out and have a hit without feeling like they have to restrain themselves from breaking the jaw of the seventeen-year-old sledger on the other team that thinks he’s pretty good.


Riot of colour at orchid show

Orchids are a flower that myths are made of and their beautiful blooms are always a joy to see. With more than 20,000 species and more than 100 orchid shows in NSW each year alone, the Byron Orchid Society...


Helpless passengers in a mechanical universe

I once spent a long time musing over the idea that European history would have taken a better course if St Augustine had not gained control of the Catholic church. His theology implicitly denied free will.


Lismore beat Byron for place in grand final

Byron Bay rugby’s marvellous season has come to an end with defeat by Lismore in the First Grade Preliminary Final on Saturday. The grand achievement of finishing third in the club’s return to the top grade was in no way diminished by the 55–5 loss.


Rollers over Tweed Valley Vixens sit second on Coalition ladder

Recently The Bay Rollers took on their derby sisters the Tweed Valley Vixens, in a double header of derby in Lismore. Coming out strong from the first whistle, the Bay Rollers soon extended their lead by well over 100 in the first 15 minutes.


Young Musicians on Safari

L D R U is Drew Carmody from Sydney Australia, at 20 years young he is making waves throughout the electronic music scene as a producer, signed to taste makers Future Classic (one of Australia’s biggest dance record labels), L D R U’s tropical sounds have been well received the world over.


Prawnography: the big and the small

The Big Prawn, now fronting the Bunnings car park in Ballina, is overwhelming. It’s as huge for what it represents in Australian culture: cooked crustaceans. But what of the green and brown living creatures themselves?


Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...