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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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Old man shouts at cloud #3

At a beachside town a couple of years ago I saw a young couple dressed as Goths. Not as cathedrals in that style of architecture, or as members of an axe-wielding Germanic tribe, or as characters in an Emily Bronte novel (though that’s fairly close), but as the black-clothed, black eyelinered Emo youth of the 1980s and ‘90s.

Red Devils beat Evans Head playing finals footy

The Byron Bay Red Devils premiership rugby league side won their qualifying final at home against Evans Head 32–30,...

Comment: Catherine Cusack opens up about the crisis in our classrooms

'I came prepared for my last Parliamentary Committee Hearing with a fat file of public submissions to assist questioning of witnesses.' 

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.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Mullum, flooding and pods

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

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Rainbow Dragons racing into 2021

Lennox Head’s Rainbow Dragons have picked up second place in the women’s 20s team race at the recent Currumbin Dragon Boat Regatta, on the Gold Coast.

CCT Rotary celebrates 75 years of service

A lot of people would be a lot worse off if it wasn't for their local Rotary club and week the Currumbin-Coolangatta-Tweed Rotary Club celebrated a major milestone of seventy-five years of service to the community.

Currumbin Sanctuary’s Kroombit Tinkerfrogs

Since 2018, staff at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary have been working in collaboration with Queensland Park and Wildlife Service on breeding the critically endangered Kroombit Tinkerfrog in captivity.

Enzo the koala and his keeper wrote a kids’ book

A book aimed at kids authored by Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Koala Specialist and Mammal Supervisor Sarah Eccleston, is helping to raise the next generation of Koala conservationists.

Last chance to catch the SWELL

Fifty sculptures line the beautiful stretch of beach at Currumbin on the Gold Coast until September 17. The SWELL sculpture festival is celebrating it’s fifteenth year as it transforms the golden sands of Currumbin Beach.

Swell times ahead at Currumbin

The Swell Sculpture Festival at Currumbin is now celebrating its 15th year and Byron Shire artists will once again be involved in the free ten-day exhibition on Currumbin Beach from September 8 till 17.

Returns to Eden

Eden Health Retreat, Currumbin Valley, QLD Eden has been a place of rejuvenation since 1984, and is Australia’s longest established health retreat. The luxurious ecologically sensitive...

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...