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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

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.

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.

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.

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

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.

November 28, 2018

Issue 33.25

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In this Issue:

When protest songs were the original social media

Interview with Arlo Guthrie Byron Bluesfest | 8–22 April 2019 | bluesfest.com.au Last week our premier music event Bluesfest took out the Best Cultural Arts or Music Event in the Australian Event Awards and was welcomed into the NSW Tourism Hall...


Byron gold – holiday accommodation

The state government is set to undermine councils and residents as residential zones are effectively turned into business zones by new short term holiday letting laws.


The Uncle Project celebrates turning 20 and invites you to join...

The Uncle Project (UP) invites the far north coast tribe to join in a special celebration event on December 7 from 6 till 9pm at KulchaJam in the Byron A&I Estate. 


We are all addicted

Chris Hanley in conversation with Matt Noffs Mullumbimby Civic Hall | Tuesday 6pm | $10/15 Matt Noffs is the third generation of a family renowned for their compassion and their dedication to working with the homeless, the mentally unwell, and people...


‘H’ is for Housie and it is returning again

The Brunswick Housie Tent is set to be up and running again this summer and you can be part of the fun.


Cinema review: The Children Act

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQkUcJioxU If you can remember Ian McEwan’s novel Enduring Love (adapted for the screen in 2004), you will have some idea of the strange emotional territory that veteran director Richard Eyre’s new movie explores. This time, McEwan has also written...


Cinema Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sEaYB4rLFQ Hands up anybody who is still amazed by the technicoloured yawn of CGI. In this unspeakably dreary, convoluted and barely watchable blockbuster we are not so much wrapped in it as bludgeoned by it. The movie is the second...


Say hello to Headlights and Goodbyes

Interview with Cheynne Murphy The Rails, Byron | Sunday 7pm | Free Headlights and Goodbyes is the new EP from north coast folk rocker Cheynne Murphy. He plays the Rails this week as part of his local launch. What was the inspiration...


Culture for the Byron Shire and Beyond from Nov 29th, 2018

Flamenqueanda Byron Theatre | Thursday 13 Dec Flamenqueando Productions return with the award winning cast of Cafe Cantante (Adelaide Fringe 2018) and join forces with brilliant Flamenco guitarist Paco Lara (Jerez de la Frontera, Spain). Paco Lara embodies the unmistakeable Jerez style...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: That Old Trigger

‘What is it about women that makes some men so violent?’ This was the question posed by a letter to the editor in The Echo last week. The letter appeared the very same week as White Ribbon Day – the...


Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond from Nov 28th,...

Karise Eden Karise Eden |Ballina RSL | Saturday | 8.30pm | $30 Karise Eden’s voice can move a nation. She shot to fame at the age of 19 with a viral audition video that now has over 36 million views on YouTube and...


Quality surf shack

By S Haslam Shelter in Lennox Head is a gem of understated quality. It has a real surf shack vibe; you can even eat on the row of stools along the open front window and allow the feeling of the...


The Loft: new, classy

If you haven’t visited Loft Byron Bay yet, follow the crowd! With a comfortable but classy interior, a cool breeze and premium view, Loft is turning into a favourite lunch spot, not least because the prices are pretty reasonable...


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...