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COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to...

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Assistance in choosing the right team for mayor

Some advice from two wise elders: Many years ago my grandpa gave me some advice on punting, which seems...

NSW public schools to strike December 7 

The president of the NSW Teachers Federation announced on Saturday morning that NSW public school teachers and principals will go on strike one day next week.

A better way

The Rail Trail ad in the last Echo concludes with ‘We can’t think of a better way to experience...

Outgoing Ballina independent speaks out against Dunoon Dam campaign

Outgoing independent Cr Sharon Parry has seldom contacted The Echo during her time on the council but says she felt honour bound this week.

Byron’s shame

On Thursday, Brandon Saul was being interviewed on BayFM. He is coordinating funding for the Fletcher Street centre for...

Which values are important for the region?

Public opinion sure is divided about the Dunoon Dam (the DuD). Clearly it does not have sufficient social licence...

Stories about "Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport":

Volunteers sought to meet and greet tourists in Ballina

The resumption of the Northern Rivers' tourism industry has prompted the Ballina Shire Council to invite local residents to become volunteer ambassadors for the sector.

All roads lead to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Ballina Shire Council has announced the start of construction of Airport Boulevard, the new entrance road to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport.

Ballina Airport responds to Melbourne COVID scare

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has introduced new health measures for travellers arriving from Melbourne, after several Melbourne venues were linked to a confirmed COVID case.

Screening at Ballina airport

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in the Greater Sydney area, Ballina Byron Gateway Airport wishes to assure all travellers and the general public that stringent measures are in place to protect community health.

Direct flights between Ballina Byron and Dubbo starting soon

Zoo lovers rejoice, there will be direct flights between Ballina Byron Gateway Airport and Dubbo courtesy of FlyPelican from 28 August.

Qantas flies back into Ballina, with bells on

A QantasLink service from Sydney touched down in Ballina Byron Gateway Airport yesterday to a water cannon welcome from two fire trucks. It was the first flight from the airline into Ballina for fifteen years.

Direct flights from Ballina to Canberra starting soon

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has announced that FlyPelican will soon be flying directly from Ballina to the nation's capital, Canberra.

Access changes to Ballina Airport as new works start

With work set to commence on the expansion of Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport, the drop-off and pick-up areas, together with bus and taxi zones, are being moved away from the front of the terminal.

Record year for Ballina Airport

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport experienced record passenger numbers in 2016 – nudging the magic half-million mark – and management says airport improvements are on the way.

Nats promise more money for Ballina Airport

A re-elected Coalition government would invest $3 million toward a project to build an Airport Boulevard in Ballina, minister for regional development Fiona Nash announced on Thursday (June 2).

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.