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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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What’s next for Ballina? Mayor Sharon Cadwallader’s view

This is part two of an in-depth interview with Ballina's Mayor Sharon Cadwallader. The first part examined what's happened since she was elected in 2022. The Echo also asked Cr Cadwallader what she sees coming along the road for Ballina in 2023, and beyond.

Protecting remnant Gondwana species at Grandpa’s Scrub today

Community and experts are uniting this afternoon to protect what they say is remnant Gondwana species at Grandpa’s Scrub.

Man dies after being pulled unconscious from surf near Crescent Head

A Queensland man has died while swimming at a beach near Crescent Head yesterday afternoon.

Happy new Yulli’s

Yulli’s Byron Bay and its sister eatery Wok This Way will soon be merging in a move designed to...

Unapproved cabin stop order upheld

The NSW Land & Environment Court has upheld Byron Council’s decision to order a local landowner to stop renting out a 40-year-old rural cabin in Middle Pocket because it was an unapproved dwelling.

Fundraiser to support women

Local teacher, Farah Rowhani is organising a fundraiser called ‘We Say Her Name’ to give financial and emotional support to women in the Northern Rivers. Farah was inspired by her childhood experiences and the recent events in Iran.

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Calls on Byron Council to improve ‘Dogs in Public Spaces’ strategy

A group of community members from across the Byron Shire has come together asking Council to ‘make further amendments to clarify and improve the [Dogs in Public Spaces] Strategy and re-exhibit it’.

Man fined $3,000 for dog attack

An elderly man was forced to defend himself with a walking stick when he was attacked by a dog in East Lismore last November.

Owner of menacing dog fined over Federal attack

Byron Shire Council has won a court case against a dog-owner whose pet bit another dog while unmuzzled and off the leash, despite already having been warned about his animal.

Dog attack in Mullum caused injuries

Kelvin Davies, Mullumbimby. I would like to thank the friends and people unknown to me who came to my assistance when I was attacked by a dog near the corner of Dalley Street and Burringbar Street in Mullumbimby on Monday, 19 December.

Dog owner fined $5,000 over attack in Byron park

The owner of a dog which attacked and bit a woman in a Byron Bay park last year was fined $5,000 in Byron Bay Local Court yesterday.

Kadina’s killer dogs escaped electric fence

Two domestic dogs that killed a flock of lambs at Lismore’s Kadina High School on Tuesday morning had escaped an electric fence at the property where they were being held.

Byron court jails menacing-dog owner

The owner of a dangerous dog that mauled and seriously injured a woman at Byron Bay’s Roadhouse café in July has been jailed for six months after appearing in Byron Bay local court on Friday.

Grave robbers in Suffolk Park

Jane Fellows, Byron Bay. I was moved and saddened last Friday to see a grave at the Alcorn Street end of the Byron to Suffolk Park cycle track, opposite the beach entrance.

Dog owner charged after savage attack at Byron shire cafe

The owner of a dog that attacked a Byron shire café worker and bit off part of her nose is facing a fine of up to $77,000 and five years in jail.

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.