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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

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Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

Tackling mosquitoes together in Ballina

Following its successful launch late last year, Northern Rivers councils and the North Coast Public Health Unit are once again running Tackling Mosquitoes Together, a behaviour change program to reduce the disease risks and nuisance of mosquitoes in homes and local communities.

Jeff Johnson calls for generational change at Ballina

The next in our series of interviews with Ballina Council hopefuls for the December election features Cr Jeff Johnson, who is also nominating for mayor after thirteen years service on council.

Cartoon of the week – 13 October, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast.

A concrete solution to carbon capture

A newly developed concrete – made from recycled construction waste and industrial exhaust gases – could reduce construction emissions.

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may...

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Should film and TV productions go ahead while locals remain locked down?

Locals are questioning the criteria for filming Coke ads and Love Island in Byron Shire, claiming film companies ignore regulations around shooting drone footage and perform illegal earthworks.

Dune degradation threatens turtles

Last week’s sighting of turtle tracks on Clarkes Beach prompted a few questions from concerned readers. Are sandbags on our eroding beaches a threat to nesting turtles?

Turtle tracks spotted on Clarkes Beach

Tracks belonging to an egg-laden female turtle have been spotted on Clarkes Beach.

Indigenous midden under threat

A midden of historical significance has been so severely damaged by the coastal erosion of the past week, that the local mob are concerned it may not be saved.

Clarke’s Beach cafe told to prepare for ‘future retreat’ in the face of severe coastal erosion

The state government is set to install sand bags at Clarkes Beach to protect the Beach Byron Bay cafe and Whites Cottage from the coastal erosion that has decimated the popular strip.

Byron Beach erosion needs to be managed

Oliver Dunne, Byron Bay It will be a tragedy for the community of Byron Bay should they heed the doomsayers on the erosion event at Clarkes...

Eroding Byron

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay How can it be that 42 years after the problem was identified that there can be a panic when the coastal dunes...

Byron’s Clarkes Beach dunes going going…

The current high tides are once again causing significant erosion of the dunes at Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay. This has seen mature trees fall onto the beach as the dunes are eaten away.

How are governments dealing with floodplain living?

Living on a coastal floodplain in a high rainfall region means that there will be floods and ocean encroachment that need to be managed by Council, state government and landholders.

Disabled surfers at Byron

The Disabled Surfers Association is having a gathering at Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay this Saturday March 17. Volunteers, surfers or non-surfers, experienced or first...

Iona Herbs

Pam Morrow from Iona Herbs is a one-woman-show. She has spent her whole life growing herbs and produce on the Tyagarah property where she...

The Great Reopening

S Haslam What a time to go out in Byron – easy to park and, for the shy retiring types like myself, a less frantic...

Bring your people together!

It’s time to bring people together! Wherever you might like to party, Event Byron Bay has you covered. From dining table set-ups to the...

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.