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Man hit by truck in Tweed dies
About 11.30am (Wednesday, 24 May), emergency services were called to the M1 at Chinderah, following reports a man had been struck by a truck.
Surely Byron Council can do something about the lack of recycling at building sites in Byron Shire? In the...
It has been like riding on the back of a bumblebee in the attempt to find sweet nectar and...
Further to Annie Radermacher’s ‘Valuation shock’ letter published (Echo 28 April) I am writing to suggest that the community...
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Political comment: Much ado about housing
PM Anthony Albanese was back on the international stage this weekend, on the sidelines of the G7 in Hiroshima, but a housing minefield awaits him at home, with the government finding few friends for its proposed Housing Australia Future Fund.
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Boaters: stay off the water today
With the Bureau of Meteorology issuing wind and hazardous surf warnings for much of the NSW coast today, boaters are asked to play it safe and stay off the water as low pressure system deepens.
Severe Weather Warning cancelled
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) have just issued a Cancellation of Severe Weather Warning.
BoM: rain and thunderstorms until mid-week
According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), widespread rain and thunderstorms across eastern Australia may lead to more river level rises and flooding in more areas. It is likely these conditions will persist until mid-week before easing.
Surf Life Saving NSW: understand your limitations in hazardous conditions
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting hazardous surf conditions today along the northern half of the coast and continuing into the weekend.
Showers and thunderstorms to continue with flood watches in place
The Bureau of Meteorology says that for the northern New South Wales coast, and parts of the Northern Tablelands, north of and including Forster, occasional showers and thunderstorms may result in heavy rainfall.
BOM annual climate statement released
The Bureau of Meteorology says 2020 was the fourth-warmest year on record for Australia, with the nation's temperature for the year 1.15 °C above the 1961–1990 average.
Preparation the key for severe weather
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its Severe Weather Outlook for October 2020 to April 2021, showing an increased risk of flooding for eastern Australia and tropical cyclones in the north.
It’s time to really act up on the climate emergency
Richard Hil Australia is in the grip of a climate emergency – that seems pretty clear. And, according to all the available science, it’s only...
BOM says it’s official: we’re hotter than ever
We often have moments between December and March when we think that this is the hottest summer ever. Well it turns out, this year it is!
While Greens in the Senate endure the irony of being pilloried by the government for speaking passionately about social justice and housing, Patricia Warren’s...
National Reconciliation Week starts tomorrow
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Thank you from the top of our heads to the bottom of our well-dressed feet
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Saturday's annual Bell & Ford vintage clothes garage sale fundraiser for the SHIFT Project was an incredible success with $36,500 being raised at the Byron Surf Club – this year’s effort was up about $7,500 on the last event.
Labor Government committed to the demerger of Murwillumbah Education Campus
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The significant issue of a merger of several Murwillumbah schools has been ongoing since 2020 when the then State Government announced via Sarah Mitchell MP that four public schools would be amalgamated into a single Kindergarten to Year 12 campus at Murwillumbah High.