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More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

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On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

The high cost of endometriosis

One in six women with endometriosis have lost their jobs due to the condition.

Independents clear election winners in Byron Shire

Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11...

A better way

The Rail Trail ad in the last Echo concludes with ‘We can’t think of a better way to experience...

Taking the tourism tiger by the tail

Tourism is a key economic driver of the Byron Shire and despite the impacts of the pandemic on the...

Take a drive to unlock the Tweed’s Hinterland Gems

From river flow to valley vibes, the Tweed’s hinterland will inspire and enrich with galleries and distilleries, freshly made...

Stories about "COVID19":

COVID’s genetic solution?

A lucky few are unusually resistant to COVID-19. Scientists are trying to find a reason in their genes.

NSW govt’s Health Order lacks clarity

Confused and anxious when it comes to ambiguous and complex COVID-19 laws? You are not alone.

COVID update

The NSW premier and her representatives were a no-show again today as the state recorded another fifteen deaths in the last 24 hours, equalling the worst daily record for the state.

Three new COVID-19 cases in Kyogle with exposure sites in Tweed, Kyogle, Casino, Byron and Ballina

An additional two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Kyogle area today.

COVID-19 update NSW, September 22

As Byron Bay and Tweed Shire enter on their first day of a snap lockdown, NSW recorded from 8 pm last night 1035 announced Premier Berejiklian.

Renters and landlords speak of trying times

Challenging times seem to bring out the best and the worst in people, and Byron’s small business landscape appears to be seeing plenty of both during the current COVID lockdown.

Man who brought COVID to Byron Bay to be charged

A man will be served a Future Court Attendance Notice today for breaching public health orders after he visited the Byron Bay and surrounding areas.

Editorial – Let’s all acquiesce!

On July 12, it became mandatory for all businesses and workplaces in NSW to use the Service NSW Check-in tool (QR code).

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

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.

Serious crash – Alstonville

A man is in hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Tuesday afternoon.

Vote counting still underway for Tweed Shire Council elections

Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

Independents clear election winners in Byron Shire

Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11 per cent of the total...