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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish 

Having lived in so-called ‘Australia’ for a decade, Irish born singer-songwriter, Áine Tyrrell, rewrites what is imaginable every step of the...

Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Byron Writers Festival: A life of crime

One of the highlight panels at the festival this year will bring together best-selling authors Trent Dalton and Steve Toltz with actor Bryan Brown and acclaimed author and podcast creator Matthew Condon to discuss how they bring the lives of criminals to life in their writing.

Good start to season for Byron Beez basketballers

Byron Bay basketballers have started the season strongly with the women picking up a win, and a narrow loss,...

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback...

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Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

Youth enterprise program about to be axed

Byron Youth Service is seeking help from the community to save a longstanding youth enterprise program that is about to have its government funding cut.

Three groups graduate youth service programs

Twenty-three young people who have just completed Year 10 have also received certificates after completing two years in programs at BYS Mullumbimby Cottage.

Byron to host region’s first gay formal

Byron Youth Theatre (BYT) has announced it is going to hold the region’s first formal especially for young people who identify as LGBTIAQ+ and their friends, who are eager for opportunities to socialise and celebrate with each other.

Dire plight of Byron’s homeless

Nicqui Yazdi, youth worker, Byron Bay. I’m writing in response to the article published in Echonetdaily ‘Life in Byron's Squatter Camps’ . I struggle to understand the point of this article . Contrary to what this article says, I would say that very few of those who are homeless and under 25 would be on any kind of 'spiritual journey

Youth service nets donation from Fishheads

Byron Bay restaurant Fishheads has made a donation of $,1000 to Byron Youth Activity Centre from money that was raised as its portion of sales of paintings from the restaurant’s walls over the last six months.

Youth service resorts to crowd funding as govts reduce services

For 26 years, Byron Youth Service has run programs, courses, events and activities which have nurtured talent and provided life skills for young people. But funding cuts by both state and federal governments now threaten their ability to provide these services.

Online bullying can be such a drag

Popular north coast drag queen Vanessa Wagner is set to compere a new forum about the prevalence of bullying in social media and how to stay safe while online.

Good news for cash-strapped Byron youth groups

Byron Shire Council has awarded a total of $10,000 in youth activities grant this week. It may be small beer but in an environment of funding cuts by federal and state governments every little bit helps.

Kia recycles from closet to costume

Kloset 2 Kostume: Celebrity Couture is a free six-week group course held at the Byron Youth Activity Centre and led by Kia Wasley.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...