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BB FC women close in on points championship

Ross Kendall The Byron Bay FC premier league women’s team have maintained their dominant position on the ladder after a...

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Council negligence

Jim Mangleson, Ocean Shores Interesting article by Steve Hansen regarding artificial reefs for Byron’s erosion problem (Echo, 21 July). He mentions...

Westerly winds challenge Tweed Valley sailors

Matt Andrews The experience of John Haywood and the other crew members of Capers triumphed in the winter westerlies and...

Cherry-picked COVID-19 statistics: Were the weekend’s ‘Freedom Rallies’ based on science?

A flyer recently dropped into the letterboxes of some New South Wales residents urged people to attend the controversial ‘Freedom Rallies’ – Let’s break it down and present some context.

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

BB FC women close in on points championship

Ross Kendall The Byron Bay FC premier league women’s team have maintained their dominant position on the ladder after a...

Stories about "Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport":

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).

Ballina rules the skies over Lismore

In the battle for supremacy in the skies over the northern rivers region, Ballina appears to be easily winning the aerial dogfight with Lismore.

Westerly winds challenge Tweed Valley sailors

Matt Andrews The experience of John Haywood and the other crew members of Capers triumphed in the winter westerlies and run out tide that greeted...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 4 August, 2021

It's time to get out and see our wonderful performers whilst you can.

Interview with Ross Wilson, composer and Daddy Cool frontman

When the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Michael Gudinski and Sir Elton John call out a song as ‘one of the great Australian rock ‘n’ roll songs’, ‘one of the greatest songs of all time’, and ‘one of my favourite tracks’, then you know it was and still is, a hit.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Sobering Tale

Like most people I know alcoholism is in my genes. My father was an alcoholic. He drove drunk into another car, killed himself and an innocent man. He was 30. I’m 53.