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Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

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A new Mungo needed

A new Mungo is needed to investigate, report and comment, because the major media sure as hell ain’t! When is...

Free Skills for Recovery course available

Byron Community College say they have received NSW Government funding as part of the Skills for Recovery initiative.

Children: to vax or not to vax?

With the option to vaccinate 5–11-year-olds now available, The Echo took the time to talk to local Byron Shire Dr Joel Hissink about vaccinating children.

Editorial – Fake, fumbling and fabricated

Morrison’s incompetence, however, is epic; it seems to derive from his belief that God has appointed him to rule in these end times, so that it is impossible for him to be wrong.


What a debacle we’re experiencing with this government right now – again. After our PM Slowmo was unable to...

Kindness to animals recognised in Tweed Shire Australia Day awards

The care Amanda Philp has provided to numerous animals on land and from the sea has seen her recognised as Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year.

Stories about "Brunswick Heads parks":

Bruns Holiday parks

Dave Kolb, Brunswick Heads The Crown Trust managers of our parks at Brunswick Heads are unsuitable managers of public parkland and here is why. Recent statements...

Don’t be a tosser – pick it up and bin it

It may have looked pretty clean but the volunteers who launched the ‘Pick It Up and Bin It’ project at Banner Park in Brunswick on Saturday there was still plenty of rubbish to collect.

New gravel work at Bruns park puzzles locals

Luis Feliu Brunswick Heads’ popular central park has suffered from recent hot and windy conditions, like most of the area, with its family-friendly grassed areas...

Bruns parks drying out, yet council has excess of re-use water

Alan Dickens, Mullumbimby. Byron shire's mayor Simon Richardson and council officer Phil Holloway know council has an excess of reuse water available: my suggestion is that the council water truck be used to transport and irrigate the Brunswick Heads parks, preferably in the early morning and late afternoon.

Cash-strapped council wants vollies to tart up park

Byron Shire Council has funded a controversial ‘upgrade’ of Brunswick Heads’ main street but when it comes to a much-needed make-over of a local park, it’s calling on residents to come to the rescue.

‘Pruned’ historic trees are memorial to kids

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. Coastal Cypress pines at the Terrance Crown Reserve/caravan park were planted as a memorial to the primary school children who died during the Great Depression of a diphtheria epidemic that swept through Brunswick Valley.

Bruns tree-chopping plan ‘suspicious’

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. Locals have every right to be highly suspicious of North Coast Accommodation Trust (NCAT) and its signing that the gum tree in Banner Park opposite the Brunswick Hotel is dangerous.

Majestic old tree faces the axe

The state agency charged with running public crown reserves and caravan parks at Brunswick Heads plans to chop down a historic gum tree in the middle of a popular park opposite the local pub.

Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.