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Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.

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The COVID-19 Booster: Latest news from the pandemic

The COVID-19 Booster is Cosmos Magazine’s weekly shot of the latest research, news and data from the pandemic.

AFL9s return to Byron after covid hiatus

Byron Bay’s Cavanbah Centre is set to host the two-day AFL9s Invitational tournament with $20,000 worth of prize money...

Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

A well-thought-out blend

Noy Ben Ami says that he ‘feels the vibe of the crowd and place’ before he starts to play his original music.

A long and chequered career in cooking

When she was just 16, Elizabeth Jackson was kicked out of a home economics class – not because she burnt a pot or had a collapsed sponge, but because she made a black wedding cake.

Only real farmers and real food at Byron Farmers Market

Later this year, Byron Farmers Market will celebrate its 20th birthday. An impressive feat given that when it first...

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Parts of Byron Bay, Suffolk Park and Bruns excluded from proposed 90-day holiday cap limit

The Byron Shire Council says it’s ‘one step closer’ to receiving government permission for a 90-day annual limit on short-term rental accommodation [STRA] in parts of the shire.

Conservative Byron Shire cr announces election team

The Byron Shire Council’s only conservative member has announced his running team for September’s local government elections.

Byron councillor’s contentious DA ‘approved a year ago’

There’s a new chapter in the long- running dispute with neighbours and a Byron Shire councillor’s self-storage operation on a short, narrow rural road in Myocum.

Councillor’s complaining neighbours not a ‘whingeing minority’

Graham Mathews, Myocum. Without wishing to get drawn into tit-for-tat correspondence with Cr Hunter, his letter in the recent edition of the Echo does raise some interesting issues…

Myocum residents take complaints to state govt

A Byron Shire councillor’s storage facility on a short quiet Myocum road is still causing headaches for residents, but they aren’t giving up the fight.

Councillor’s controversial development in spotlight again

Byron Shire councillor Alan Hunter is again facing the ire of residents near his Pinegroves Road, Tyagarah, property after seeking to extend the hours of operation of his controversial road transport terminal.

Can you store this for me, Alan?

Owning a self-storage facility is perhaps one of the best business models in the shire. So why not operate a self-storage facility on your property?

Byron councillor under investigation

Byron Shire councillor Alan Hunter (Nationals Party) is under investigation by council compliance officers after neighbours alleged he breached his DA conditions for his ‘road transport terminal.’

Byron councillor dismisses residents’ concerns over bypass

A councillor who is in favour of the Byron bypass along Butler Street has lectured affected residents on their opposition to the proposal, telling them, ‘We have to do more than just complain about change’.

Deputy mayor’s mini-storage business riles neighbours

Graham Mathews, Myocum/Tyagarah. The latest attempt by Byron shire councillor Alan Hunter to inflict his mini-storage activities on his 'long-suffering neighbours' was an outright ambush.

Have your say on aged care facility in Kingscliff  

The developers of new $150 million redevelopment ‘designed to meet the growing and evolving needs of seniors in the region’, are inviting Kingscliff residents to take part in community consultation.

Fuel stolen from farmer

The cost of fuel continues to be a major consideration in the budget, particularly in country areas where distances travelled are inevitably further for your average daily needs like accessing shops, schools and other activities.

Developer proposes light industrial in Federal

Tasteful, reasonable and useful? Or noisy, oversized and intrusive? This is the question at the heart of the debate over a light industrial development that has been proposed for the heart of Federal.

‘We’re back!’ Homecoming for The Channon market

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached beyond things most people expected – one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far North Coast is held.