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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

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Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

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A Vaccine Damages Payment Scheme is needed

This will be the year of the jab. And in from Byron Shire, that poses some interesting questions.

Anti-vax film screening stirs passions

The screening of a controversial anti-vaccination documentary at Mullumbimby’s Civic Hall brought a string of angry complaints from vaccination advocates who said it should not have been shown at a Council-owned venue.

Anti-vaxxers are like climate deniers

Warren Kennedy, Mullumbimby. Meryl Dorey’s piece AVN replies to Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box demonstrates that deniers of climate change and vaccinations have much in common....

Spike in unvaccinated pre-enrolment requests

Local preschools have been inundated with calls from the parents of unvaccinated children trying to enrol their kids in care before tough new vaccination rules come into effect on December 31.

A short history of vaccine objection, cults and conspiracy theories

When we hear phrases like vaccine objection, vaccine refusal and anti-vaxxers, it’s easy to assume these are new labels used in today’s childhood vaccination debates. But there’s a long history of opposition to childhood vaccination dating back to 1796.

Vaccination report still shows low north coast rates

The north coast’s low vaccination rates for one, two and five year-olds is a concern for NSW Labor Walt Secord, after the  Australian Institute...

Whooping cough puts the lie to anti-vaxxers’ claims

David Ashton, Mullumbimby. Isn't it ironic that in a week when the anti-vaxxers are in full flight we have a serious outbreak of whooping cough...

Anti-vaxxers’ hero a fraud

Doug Moss, Byron Bay. In the interests of balance in the debate, I'll offer a different perspective to that often stated by anti-vaxxers. But first, it’s...

Anti-vaxxer group forced to produce fundraising records

Bangalow-based anti-vaccination group the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network (AVN) will be forced to produce records of its fundraising activities as part of a Fair Trading investigation confirmed last week.

North coast girl with tetanus critical

A seven-year-old girl from the north coast remains in a critical condition in Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Hospital after she contracted tetanus late last week. The girl had not been vaccinated against the disease, prompting specialists to speak out.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.