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SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm  Tuesday 3 August 2021 will...

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Independent councillor calls for online voting

A manageable and easy-to-navigate system was necessary, Cr Allsop said, one that allowed 'equal presence for all candidates'.

Byron Farmers Markets temporarily moved to make way for COVID clinic

The Byron Farmers Market is to be held opposite Elements resort on Bayshore Drive this week, while health authorities use the Cavanbah Centre for a drive-through COVID testing service.

A disappointing limbo? Byron candidates on delayed council elections

Mr Dey, incumbent Mr Lyon and four other mayoral candidates were already busy campaigning for the top spot when NSW Local Government Minister Shelly Hancock delayed the election for a second time.

Magnificent sporting prowess and flag pride after 2021 NAIDOC

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people also shone in the sporting arena during NAIDOC 2021. 

$10k fine for man who flew to Ballina while COVID infected, as govt takes Pfizer vaccine from regions

A young man who left COVID lockdown in Sydney and flew to Ballina while infected with the virus has been fined nearly $10,000 for numerous health order breaches in NSW and Queensland.


Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a...

December 23, 2015

Issue 30.28

Download PDF (33MB) Jump to: Local News | Comment | Letters | Articles | Home & Garden | New Years Eve 2015 | Falls Festival | Festive Season | Mullum Shop Local this Christmas | Seven | Soap Box | Live Music | Culture | Stars | Cinema | Gig Guide | The Good Life | Pick of the Pixels 2015 | Echo Property | Service Directory | Classifieds | Sport | Community at Work | Backlash

In this Issue:

My record-breaking partnership with M J Clarke

Bangalore is not high on the agenda of most people travelling to India.


New Years Eve 2015 – Live Music Roundup

Take a Safari for New Years! As 2015 comes to a close, people everywhere are scrambling for New Years Eve plans. You needn’t worry though, because Sunday Safari and Afends have made sure that this time around you bring in...


Steady As He Goes – 25 years of Steady Eddy

2016 is the year Chris Widdows, aka Steady Eddy, celebrates 25 years in the business, so what better way to bring in the new year than with a comedy legend! Steady saw his sister performing comedy and decided on the...


Gridlock greets $862m T2E highway opening

Traffic gridlock and general motorist confusion came last Friday with the official opening of the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale section of the Pacific Highway. And traffic disruption associated with ongoing tunnel work is expected to continue until Easter.


Some dads do it tough at Christmas

Christmas can be a very emotional and lonely time for many people. Especially for fathers who the court has ruled unfit or in circumstances too impractical for them to spend even a few moments with the people they love the most – their kids.


People’s feast enlivens the Bay

Saturday saw people turn up in numbers to Railway Park, Byron Bay, for the Byron Community Centre’s free feast called Breaking Bread.


Reveg work continues at Parklands

A thousand native trees are currently being planted at the site as part of North Byron Parklands’ ongoing bush revegetation program. The planting will be completed by local bush regenerators with the support of trainees interested in habitat restoration.


Local author launches book on love and loss

Local woman, Kate Ramsay of Goonengerry, launched her self-published memoir at the Mullumbimby Bookshop on Saturday, December 12, and more than 60 people crammed into the shop to show their support.


An authentically Byron vision at Elements

Story by Caz Parker Sparkling bi-fold doors are set to swing open to locals and guests at Elements of Byron Resort and Spa in February 2016. Locals will be welcome to use the resort, including the bar and restaurants, except...


The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.


Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a $10,000 fine for forcing their...

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Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is at hand. Our local library has...