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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

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

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.

COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Tweed Mall

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has announced that a new location for getting the COVID -19 vaccination has opened today in Tweed Heads.

Local hospitals

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel I was admitted to Byron hospital and then Tweed to repair a broken leg and would just like...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

January 20, 2016

Issue 30.32

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review : Goosebumps

https://youtu.be/7Cn716jv61s By John campbell Unless you’re lucky enough to have a reviewer’s comp, paying to see a flick on the big screen (which is the way filmmakers always want their work to be seen) is a bit of a wallet-gouge (especially...


Culture Roundup – January 22, 2016

Power Picnic Enova Community Energy is celebrating the successful capital raising to commence Australia‘s first community owned renewable energy retailer by inviting investors, supporters and their families to a picnic on Saturday. With entertainment, children’s activities and information stalls. Be...


Cinema Review: Carol

https://youtu.be/kECQwBOkltY By John Campbell It’s not uncommon for anticipation to put the mock on what might have otherwise been an uplifting and rewarding experience. Patricia Highsmith, more than just creating Ripley, wrote novels of edgy foreboding peopled by characters with jagged,...


Making Aussie blues and roots the real thing

The past five years have been an incredible musical journey for Russell Morris, the man whose songwriting genius captured our imagination with The Real Thing in 1969. Fast forward 40-plus years and to his current offering – a trilogy...


The importance of eating before exercise

Many athletes put a lot of emphasis on the pre-event meal, believing it is the key element to performance.


Surf series begins on the Goldy

Australian and international elite junior surfers will converge on the Gold Coast on January19 and 20 for the first of seven qualifying Subway Surf Series Pro Junior events.


Country Surf Life Saving Championships launched

The hard work has been done, now it is the competitors’ time to shine – that’s the message the organising committee of the 2016 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships had at the official launch ceremony held last Thursday.


PLTS flying high at the Northern

Following the release of their brand-new single On & On, Byron Bay’s PLTS (Pilots) have unveiled a run of summer dates. Backing up their recent performances, PLTS will be returning for a set of special co-headline shows with Brisbane...


Live Music Roundup – January 21, 2016

Sunday Safari back at the Beach Join the Sunday Safari crew at the Beach Hotel for some party time. The lineup features Skream – the pioneer of the original dubstep scene. Widely acclaimed by fans and the industry alike, Skream’s...


Life in Byron’s squatter camps

Squatter camps in the hinterland surrounding Byron Bay are illegal, but easy to find; behind the main strip, Jonson Street, walk a few metres inland, and tents appear.


Giving movies the flick

Australia’s leading Academy-accredited short-film festival turns 25 this year and, after its premiere at the Bondi Pavilion, makes its first stop on the 50-plus-date tour to Mullumbimby. The Echo spoke with festival director Bronwyn Kidd about this iconic event. What...


Big Tweed developer fined over Cobaki estate breaches

Developers of the Cobaki Estate on the Tweed coast have been slapped with ‘the maximum possible fine for failing to protect environmentally sensitive areas as required by its conditions of approval.’


Where art and nature converge

An initiative by artist Orly Faya in partnership with local Mindjinbal man Gavin Ivey has produced some stunning images. But now they need some support for the project to continue.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox – Marrying Mr Murdoch

It was with some relief that I read of Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall’s engagement. At least now he’ll leave me alone.


Bolt Hole: Unique new Byron bar and restaurant

The Bolt Hole is a unique new Byron Bay bar and restaurant that has just opened near the Byron Surf Club, at the beach end of Fletcher Street. Fitted out with green Chesterfields, a six-metre tarnished-copper bar, reclaimed materials...


Stallholders riled after Byron markets cancelled

A last-minute cancellation by the Byron Market management for last Sunday’s market at the Butler Street Reserve has left stallholders upset, confused and without expected earnings.


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...